View from Cademuir, Peebles, Scottish Borders

About us

Norbroch Limited was established in 2011. We bring together expertise and experience from both private and public sectors gathered since 2002. We help our clients implement pragmatic security and ensure that security remains appropriate as they grow. Our unique experience spans procedural, technical and physical security. Whether the threats you face come from terrorism, organised crime, espionage, competitors using underhand methods or your own employees we have the knowledge to guide you.

About our founder

Norbroch founder, Ross McKelvie

Ross McKelvie graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Experimental Psychology. It was here that Ross developed his interest in computers, networking and IT security.

He spent five years as an IT consultant, designing and building enterprise level business intelligence systems, before deciding to focus on his passion; security.

Ross joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), initially designing and deploying secure communications systems, then forming and implementing enterprise-wide strategy to protect FCO premises, people and sensitive information from espionage and terrorist attack.

In December 2011 he founded Norbroch Limited and remains its principal consultant and lead developer.

He is the lead author of the UK government’s standard for secure destruction of sensitive information and the UK National Protective Security Authority’s guidance suite for Marauding Terrorist Attack (MTA), helping organisations prepare their response for this devastating form of terrorist attack.

What’s in a name?

Norbroch is formed of the Scots words nor meaning north or northerly and broch meaning an Iron Age dry-stone fortified tower found in Scotland. Broch when pronounced should rhyme with loch. If you don’t have a Scottish accent, feel free to affect one for the purposes of pronunciation.

The picture on the front page of our website is an aerial view of the Broch of Gurness on Orkney, an iron age broch village.