In 2017, Ian launched the METCLOUD brand. The organisation has gone on to be recognised as one of the most secure cybersecurity platforms in the UK and has won dozens of internationally recognised awards for innovation. Ian was appointed a Founding Member and Chair of the West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (WMCRC). The CRC is a UK Government backed initiative establishing ten regional Cyber Resilience Centres working in collaboration with NCSC, Police Cyber Teams (RCCU), Businesses and Academia. In addition, Ian is a member of the Microsoft Partner Advisory Council, which is made-up of twenty global Microsoft Partners. In May 2020, Ian became a member of The World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community (Invitation only membership).