Cyber Men

A growing Tyneside tech company has made Haylofts its home.

Melius Group specialises in using technology to transform businesses and despite doubling its workforce over the last year, is looking to expand further.

Steve Cowie, CEO at Melius Group, explained: “We can see significant opportunities for growth so will be recruiting further skilled team members to ensure we have the structure and resource in preparation for more work.”

Steve graduated from Strathclyde University with a degree in engineering before starting his career in tech. He had senior roles at several IT companies at national, international and global levels – including Lenovo, Dell, EMC and Hitachi – before launching Melius.

David McPherson is also a director and the company’s Chief Information Officer and has been with the company since it was established. He started with the Bank of England, and had national roles for Northern Electric, EMC, Symantec and Aegis IT before taking on a business development role at TSG. David has a degree in electrical and electronic engineering.

Expertise and experience

“I’d worked with David for about 11 years after meeting on an EMC project and our backgrounds in the tech sector complement each other. His expertise and experience significantly differentiates us from our competitors,” Steve added.

Growth had been steady until real acceleration recently, with expansion particularly strong in the pharmaceutical, financial services, public sector and emergency service sectors.

Melius Group also has a cyber security arm, Melius Cyber.

“Cyber security is an increasingly important issue for the tech sector, the wider business world and society. The threat to companies is very real and needs to be taken seriously. We’ve built an offering aimed specifically at small to medium sized organisations, and provide all aspects of cyber threat protection, providing pen testing, cyber audit, and a managed service solution giving 24/forever protection from cyber-attacks, including ransom ware,” Steve explained.

One area of growth he is particularly interested in is the education sector: “The Covid pandemic has reinforced what a massive enabler tech is in education, and the future for the sector will be blended learning – the days of students sitting in traditional classrooms looking at a board are gone. Tech is being used more and more, and there are huge opportunities for the sector,” said Steve.

For more on Melius Group, go to, where you can also find out more about Melius Cyber.

Melius Group

moving in… (left to right) HyHubs manager Laura Goldston with Melius CIO David McPherson and CEO Steve Cowie

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