About Insurgo

As undisputed tape media experts, Insurgo is dedicated to providing complete tape and data lifecycle management solutions for organisations across the globe.

As the only UK owned company in the tape and data management sector, we can take care of your tape and data lifecycle management needs. Unbeatable supply. Unique restore and data management. Patented disposal solutions. Backed by world-leading knowledge and support. 

Established in 2009, Insurgo now boasts a team with over 200 years of combined experience in the tape manufacturing and data storage industry; having gained experience and industry knowledge through working for global organisations who specialised in developing and manufacturing enterprise tapes for OEMs.  

Over the years, Insurgo has heavily invested in researching and developing our patented solutions for secure data erasure which removes all traces of data from tape media.  

Today, Insurgo provides tape and data management solutions to organisations across the globe and are trusted by security-conscious organisations such as Thales, Morrisons, Met Office, Cardiff University, JD Williams, and four of the world’s largest investment banks.

Our Services

The tape and data lifecycle solutions we offer can be categorised into three areas; media supply, data services and secure disposal

When combined, these services create a full ‘cradle to grave’ service and support for all things tape media, delivered by a team of experts with industry-leading knowledge and experience. 

With over 200 backup and archive tape types in stock, a network of global suppliers and a fully equipped UK-based service centre, Insurgo can source and supply any type of tape. 

Our data services are provided globally by a skilled and professional team who can support all tape types and data formats.  Services include cataloguing, restoration and processing of data, email and voice for eDiscovery, regulatory inquiry and cloud migration.  

For end-of-life tape, Insurgo has the most secure, compliant, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective forms of data disposal on the planet. This includes our patented KIT and SWAT devices and our Investigo Tape Traceability Tracking tool. 

All of these services can be delivered at our secure facility or on-site anywhere in the world, by knowledgeable and diligent staff, following proven processes to achieve consistent results. 

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Meet Our Team

Our Tape Media Experts have many years of experience and rich insight into industry knowledge and trends. As experts in their specific field, our team boasts multi-skilled individuals who have a passion for data security and specialised industry knowledge.

Gavin Griffiths

Managing Director

Gavin is the Founder and Managing Director of Insurgo and has 18 years experience in this field.   Gavin’s vision to offer the most secure method of data erasure began many years ago and would not have come to fruition had it not been for his research and development team.  


Ian Bartlett

Sales Director

Ian, who has worked in storage and tape for almost 40 years, is charged with the overall management of all strategic and operational marketing and customer relationship activities.  He leads a team of Sales Executives towards achieving national and international sales plans. Ian formerly worked at eMag Solutions.

Saul Somerville

Sales Executive

Saul has been with Insurgo since 2016 and has worked his way through service delivery and warehouse to join our front line to help support our customers directly.  Saul has gained vast knowledge of products and services with first-hands on experience in the role which brings a motivated team player who prides himself on outstanding customer service and performance for his customers.


Roy Spiller

Technical Manager

Roy is the man behind the machine and heads up all technical and specialised tape development with over 40 years experience in the tape manufacturing industry.   With Roy’s knowledge and expertise Insurgo’s patented erasure devices KIT and SWAT were brought to life. Roy continues to keep abreast of the current weaknesses of tape disposal with a view to developing further improvements.


Our Values 

Our values are the fundamental principles on which our entire business is based upon. To us, these values are about more than just compliance, legislation or codes of conduct; they are the cornerstone the foundations of everything we do. 

🔒 Security is paramount 

⭐ We strive for service excellence 

🔬 Innovation drives us 

🏆 Our employees are our most important assets 

🌳 Our actions reflect our care for the environment 

🧾 We are responsible, accountable and ethical in all that we do

Ready to work with Insurgo?

Our team of tape media experts are waiting to take your call today. Speak to us on +44 (0)1495 372 000 to learn more about how we can help your organisation. 

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