Cyber Security

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Meet Black Chili - your new super power!

Black Chili design and build business solutions for some of the biggest names, thousands of users, and MILLIONS of customers, worldwide.

Technology Design

We have a history of designing technology solutions and services, our clients recognise us as experts. We deliver business value through successful technology innovation.

We pride ourselves on our ability to work with customer teams, other suppliers, platform providers, and integrators; building trusted relationships.

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Cyber Security Experts

Black Chili are experienced cyber security professionals and published experts. We help clients ensure their systems, services, and processes are secure, enabling them to realise the benefits of the cloud for flexibility, security, and value..

We are Microsoft®, Amazon Web Services®, and Google® certified, and provide ghostwriting services for big names in cyber security.

Read more about our. Cyber Security Ghostwriting services here.

Web Design & Hosting

We design websites, produce content, and run SEO campaigns for our clients. All our sites are developed in the UK, and UK-hosted in tier 4 datacentres.

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Best-Selling in multiple categories, Black Chili have been publishing technology books for many years, culminating in a recent series of Cloud certification study guides.

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Software Development

Black Chili build some pretty cool apps for our customers, as well as offering our own for free - no ads, no catches. Technology for Good™.

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Awards and Accolades


Vendor Certifications

ISC2, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, British Computing Society, Forcepoint, IBM and Many  (Many) More.


Awards & Nominations

National Technology Awards, Top 50 in Tech, Education Software Innovator of the Year, Tech Consultancy of the Year, Outstanding Intuitive Solutions – UK, SaaS Dev Group of the Year.



The majority of our business comes from referrals and repeat customers. We thrive by delivering value and take pride in exceeding expectations. You can read some testimonials below!

Meet the Leadership

About Us

Paul Reynolds Architect
Paul Reynolds
ISC2, Microsoft, AWS, Google (& More) certified cyber security and technology expert experienced in innovative solutions at scale.

Click HERE for Paul's LinkedIn profile.
Julianne Black Chili
Julianne Reynolds
Office Manager and Finance Director, Julie deals with the business of the business, as well taking care of our customers!

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Recent Black Chili Projects


Technical & Security Architecture, designs for serverless cloud solutions, and migration to microservices. Updates to policy.

Cloud Migration

£350m migration of Government assets to Cloud. Europe's largest Cloud migration. Tivoli, Directory Services, Assurance & Governance.

Cloud Security

A highly available hybrid cloud security solution for the Internet connectivity of 85,000 users.

Office 365

Migration of 350TB of Office 365 data from legacy SAN-backed storage to Office 365 SharePoint & OneDrive, including analysis and processing for GDPR compliance. Technical management of a multi-organisation project team.

UK Government

Solution designs including: Laptop Encryption, Device Control, Protective marking of email and documents, Bank of England integration, Mail Digitisation, VPN split tunnel, Workforce Management, Identity and Asset Management - 3rd party integration, and many more.

Nice things people say about us.

A Pleasure to work with
It has been my pleasure to work with Paul. We've collaborated on what has been a complex, often challenging, but ultimately rewarding project. In the time I've known Paul he has consistently exhibited flexibility, calmness under pressure, patience and above all good humor.

Hugely competent technically, Paul has an extremely broad range of knowledge. Paul very quickly becomes a trusted advisor to peers and senior management alike and will always be an asset in any team.
Matt H. — Splunk
London, UK
A hugely capable architect
Paul has proven himself a hugely capable Architect, having a wealth of experience in delivering high-profile projects on behalf of and alongside a demanding client. Paul's technical capability is both wide and deep in a range of areas. He is able to translate customer requirements into coherent solutions and identify and mitigate areas of risk by working with appropriate stakeholders.

Aside from his technical capability, Paul has demonstrated his ability to work with stakeholders at all levels of a business - setting expectations with senior stakeholders, whilst also providing support and guidance to more junior peers.
Rich B. — Capgemini
London, UK
a massive asset to any team
I've worked with Paul over several years and on several projects. Always found Paul to be insightful, technically astute whilst also working to provide the customer with the desired outcome.

A good sounding board to bounce off ideas and someone that will give you straight answers.
Craig B. — Microsoft
London, UK
a can-do attitude
I have found Paul to be extremely knowledgeable in technical areas but also combines that with a pragmatic attitude to build what works for the client. He has a can-do attitude and approaches all projects with enthusiasm to get the job done.

It is to his credit that clients frequently ask for Paul by name.
Matt S. — Amazon AWS
London, UK
A Technical Knowledge without question
His technical knowledge is without question one of the highest, and most thorough, I have to this day encountered. Having an Architect like Paul assigned to one of my projects was a massive boost.

His ability to communicate with both technical and non technical people alike meant that he was just as much at home in design meetings as he was in customer meetings, which is a massive asset. Pauls friendly nature and helpful attitude also sets him apart from many of his peers and gives him the approachability that is required to be a success.
Mark H. — Central Gov Dept.
London, UK
A respected Architect
Paul is very well respected within the architecture community and was consistently sought out to deliver the more complex and challenging pieces of design work. He is an experienced Technical Architect with knowledge across a breadth of technologies spanning traditional hosting and public cloud environments.

He would be an excellent addition to any organisation.
Andy J. — Central Gov Dept.
Blackpool, UK
A Strong Leader
Paul provides strong leadership and is approachable, knowledgeable, and willing to do what needs to be done to ensure we met the timescales of the programme. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Paul again in the future and am happy to recommend him.
Andrew P. — Azure Consultant.
London, UK
Smart Decisions
Paul is unbelievably clever, pragmatic, honest and witty. His intellect and intelligence have great depth and substance and I'd have him on my IT Delivery team any day of the week as his contributions shape smart decisions and clear project direction. He's a great bloke too.
Trudi B. — Central Gov Dept.
Newcastle, UK
a pleasure to work with
Paul is extremely helpful and knowledgeable always happy to provide support. Any technical knowledge I needed was always explained in a clear and concise manner so that I could understand. it was a pleasure to work alongside Paul and I would highly recommend him.
Angela S. — Central Gov Dept.
Newcastle, UK
Unquestionable Talent
Paul's aptitude and unquestionable talent throughout the planning, design, and delivery stages was exemplary . Paul can extol the virtues of cloud computing and communicate at all levels. His interpersonal skills are of the highest quality. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul.
Carl S. — Microsoft
London, UK
Known for Quality
Paul has a good understanding of client requirements and has the knowledge and understanding to work on the coal face should he need to. Paul wants to do the best for the client and has a good way of articulating technical detail that the client can appreciate.

Paul is known for his delivery high quality artefacts and his anything is possible attitude.
Melanie S. — BeDigital
London, UK
Fantastic at problem solving
Paul is technically astute, fantastic at solving problems, and a great communicator who easily makes complex solutions understandable for non-techie stakeholders and colleagues.
Victoria P. — Orange Cyberdefense
London, UK
Proactive Approach
I have found Paul to be technically astute, able to communicate at all levels and explain complex issues to a non-technical audience in a simple manner. Paul takes a proactive approach and seeks out the best ways to resolve blockers. ,br.,br.Paul finds creative solutions to technical problems and is seen as a technology leader. I look forward to working with Paul again soon.
Tom J. — Central Gov Dept.
London, UK
I have always found Paul to be highly capable, quickly understanding the problem and providing a solution. Paul has excellent communication, interpersonal and technical skills and can clearly articulate the chosen subject.
Tauseef K. — Rawasi
Birmingham, UK
incredibly helpful and knowledgeable
Paul has proved to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. He always has an efficient strategy lined up to make our work go smoothly and was excellent in communicating his ideas to the rest of the team.
Amo R. — Amazon AWS
Birmingham, UK

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