Lockheed Martin and the VTC Group were joined by NatWest for the latest Virtual Technology Cluster event, held at the bank’s London Bishopsgate offices yesterday (Tuesday 12th January 2016).

The event, which focussed on energy, was part of the VTC series. The Lockheed Martin VTC offers Members revenue opportunities by the Sponsors, access to advisers providing expert scale-up support and networking opportunities, and support from the Academic and Investment communities.

Themes included smart metering, control systems and networks as well as energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction. Delegates also heard how critical National Infrastructure is reliant on IT security and the continued innovation of entrepreneurs and Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Speakers included Ian Mason, Relationship Director in the Technology and Media Team at NatWest; Mark Cooper, Managing Director for Transportation & Energy at Lockheed Martin and Auriol Stevens, CEO of The VTC Group.

Ian Mason from NatWest, said: “We understand that high growth, fast paced technology, media and telecommunications businesses demand a trusted, strategic thinking banking partner with the knowledge and network to help them achieve their ambitions. We are delighted to be working with The VTC Group and Lockheed Martin on the VTC programme, reinforcing our commitment to supporting businesses throughout the sector.”

Mark Cooper from Lockheed Martin added:

“By bringing over 50 members and advisers from the VTC together we are able to attract the support of companies of the quality and size of NatWest. This underlines the notion that large enterprises have a great deal to offer growing companies but also that mechanisms are needed to enable dialogue and the pursuance of mutual interest – an area in which the Lockheed Martin VTC is proving its worth.”

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