Press Release

Coalfire announced today a new office location in Manchester, England.

March 11, 2014

Multi-national clients and skilled U.K. workforce prompts company to expand services into Europe

MANCHESTER, England - March 11, 2014 - Coalfire announced today a new office location in Manchester, England. The information technology governance, risk and compliance (IT GRC) firm now has 12 locations, and this new location is the company’s first outside the United States.

“We’ve officially opened the doors to our new U.K. office and are now providing our clients with consultants located closer to their various bases of operation,” said Coalfire-Europe’s Managing Director Andy Barratt. “The expansion was possible in part because of the growing number of skilled workers found in the U.K.”

Coalfire is among the fastest growing independent IT GRC providers in the world, serving clients in industries including retail, financial services, healthcare, hospitality and the public sector.

“Independent IT GRC services are needed everywhere,” said Rick Dakin, CEO and co-founder of Coalfire. “Our clients must manage risk and compliance across complex organizations that transcend time zones, borders and security standards. Our U.K. office will help clients in the European Union control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with all applicable standards.”

About Coalfire

Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. For more information, visit