The X-Net name has been operating from the Dorset and Hampshire region since the 1980’s, providing senior consultancy services on the emerging technologies of the day and accounted for £3m of revenue last year to the Dorset economy.

Launching X-Net II, our aim is to build new opportunities for the next generation of consultants, so their digital skills and experience are available to the country’s national security agencies and the law enforcement sector. The II stands for Insight and Intelligence. Our view is that digital expertise goes beyond branding, marketing and selling more product, it can be used to protect our country.

As well as taking on staff who wanted to move away from the Big Firm mentality, X-Net has also taken on ex-military and police officers. The security sector needs a diverse range of skills and experience in meeting the new threat landscape.

We are working with UK Police Forces and national law enforcement agencies as they seek to transform due to the pressure of financial constraints and a need to develop digital capabilities that can respond to the changing nature of crime. In one project, our team’s work resulted in a Police Chief and the Police Crime Commissioner formulating a clear way forward for their transformation programme and reducing costs.

Our work with police forces has also drawn on our expertise to help organisations collaborate. Recently, we have been working with four police forces to help them agree what functions they will collaborate on, paving the way for significant savings and a more joined up service to the public.

Gordon Fong, Communications Director, commented “Headquartered in Bournemouth, but delivering our services nationally and globally, we see an exciting future for the business, our staff and associates. We want to be play our part in supporting and strengthening the wider digital economy in Dorset.”