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We like to keep our finger firmly on the pulse of the industry and keep you up to date with the latest cloud and IT trends, sector news and other events and opinions from our expert team here at Cranford group. This is our blog to help you stay informed.

Cranford Directors Join UK Cloud Awards Judging Panel

Cranford Directors Join UK Cloud Awards Judging Panel

30th January, 2019
UK Cloud Awards 2019 Enter Now

The 6th annual UK Cloud Awards is on May 16th in London. Bringing together the best of the industry to celebrate the diversity, innovation, excellence, customer experience and digital transformation being powered by the the revolution in technology. At Cranford we are very proud to have David Bentley our Managing Director and Rachel Mcelroy, Sales and […]

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Cloud Leadership White Paper Call For Submissions!

21st January, 2019
Cranford Group Cloud Leadership white paper

Take part! The time has come when we officially launch a call for submissions for our largest ever Cloud Leadership white paper. The workplace is changing at an unbelievable pace. Technology and the need to be agile and transformative is driving real change. There is no doubt that the enabler to much of the digital […]

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Cranford Group and IFDC announce partnership to align VeriSM™ and resourcing

18th January, 2019

The IFDC and Cranford Group are delighted to announce they have signed a partnership agreement relating to VeriSM, the new Service Management approach for the Digital age developed by the IFDC.  As a specialist Cloud Architecture, DevOps and IT and Service Management resource provider with our foundations firmly built around ITSM the concepts around VeriSM […]

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Cloud, DevOps and Commitment Brings Reward.

14th January, 2019
Alex Wilkinson Cranford Group

We recently announced the appointment of Rachel McElroy as Sales and Marketing Director to our leadership team. Today there is more big news from us.  Our Cloud and DevOps focussed business is going from strength to strength. It is the power of people!  We have experienced an unprecedented increase in business levels. This is within our Assured Resource […]

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Cranford Group Appoint New Sales & Marketing Director To Drive Cloud Growth

7th January, 2019
Rachel Mcelroy Sales and Marketing Director Cranford Group

2018 was certainly a busy year for us at Cranford as we approach almost a decade in business. It has seen: Unprecedented levels of growth through all our business areas. Publication in the 2nd VeriSM Professional book commenting on the role of the C suite in resourcing. The digital age and the future of the workplace. […]

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Introducing Cranford Associate Frank

3rd December, 2018
Frank Malcher Cranford Associate

We wanted to tell you more about the Cranford Associate model. If you are an IT, DevOps or Cloud consultant and wanting a change in the new year, it should be on your radar! Do you feel valued at work, really valued? Do you wake up in the morning eager to get delivering on exciting […]

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UK Cloud Awards 2019 Launch For Organisations To Showcase their Achievements. 

22nd November, 2018
UK Cloud Awards 2019 Enter Now

The UK Cloud Awards have launched this week in a flurry of excitement as the categories for the awards next May are announced alongside the judging panel for the event.   David Bentley our Managing Director at Cranford Group has a background of 18 years in the Cloud and Service Management markets offering extensive knowledge […]

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Cloud Architecture Sourcing Team at Cranford strengthened by new addition

13th November, 2018
Dom Ellis Cranford Group

We are delighted to announce Dominic Ellis has joined the Cranford Group team as an Associate Resourcer. Dominic has previous experience within the IT and technology sectors in sourcing bringing transferable skills into his new role with us. He has a keen interest in the Digital, Cloud and Tech sector, including where it is heading […]

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Cranford Group Contribute Sourcing Industry Overview for VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied

22nd October, 2018

  Cranford group are delighted to have contributed to the new VeriSM publication – “VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied” which has been published this month. The 2nd book covers the “how to” of VeriSM from a global author and collaborator team of over 70 people and organisations and includes case studies from early adopters, deep dives […]

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New Team Member at Cranford

17th October, 2018

  All the Cranford Group team would like to extend a very warm welcome to Samuel who has joined us as an Associate Resourcer. Sam graduated Huddersfield University with a first class degree in Economics. He is a natural people person with a keen interest in technology and a desire to connect with people with […]

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Team Cranford take part in Byte Night sleep out to help tackle youth homelessness

6th October, 2018

Friday 5th October saw the 21st Byte Night event for Action for Children and the inaugural Leeds sleep out to help raise money for the fantastic work they do in supporting vulnerable young people at risk of homelessness across the UK. Some statistics for you about homelessness in the UK: 83,000 young people a year will […]

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New Non-Executive Director Appointed at Cranford Group to head up Cloud Practice

4th October, 2018

Cranford group are delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Blunn as a Non-Executive Director to the business, heading up our Cloud practice. Martin is a hugely experienced Technical Architect/Principal Consultant who is currently Head of Technology for a Gas Utility with over 30 years background in IT and a practical and impressive knowledge of […]

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Cranford Group announce successful inclusion in the new Digital Outcomes Specialists (DOS 3) procurement framework.

1st October, 2018

Procurement and the public sector The digital marketplace is making it easier for organisations across the public and private sector to find and buy what they need across the cloud sector. As digital services become more and more prevalent in our day to day lives so too does the demand for specialist technical employees or […]

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Only Two Weeks to go until Byte Night!!

24th September, 2018

Another week down and another fantastic effort by the team..oh and another week closer to sleeping outside – aaaargh. Last week saw Team Cranford hit the £2000 and we are now on the final countdown to our target of £3000 although still a way to go! Please continue to dig deep and help us hit […]

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 When everyone in the team works together to accomplish goals, everyone achieves more!

21st September, 2018
 When everyone in the team works together to accomplish goals, everyone achieves more!

We’ve all heard the age old saying – “Two heads are better than one” and this is something we really promote at Cranford HQ as teamwork is one of our core values! When it comes to teamwork, we believe that working towards a common goal really makes us all observe and depend on the quality […]

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Cranford Group appoints Cloud industry leader as Non-Executive Director

17th September, 2018

Cranford group are delighted to announce they have appointed Ian Moyse as a Non-Executive Director to the business. Over the last 6 months the company has been continuing its growth success in the cloud space, from a long-standing foundation of IT Service Management and ITIL as we grow our services through AWS, Azure and surrounding […]

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Service North – Manchester 2018

14th September, 2018
Service North – Manchester 2018

We are delighted to sponsor Service North in Manchester on the 1st November. Outsourcing is an essential part of a modern business model, which allows flexibility and adaptability to ever changing market conditions, enabling organisations to deliver on their goals. #SIAM offers a structure to manage these more complex multiple supplier relationships. This conference has […]

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ByteNight Count Down!!

ByteNight Count Down!!

EAK! Just 3 weeks to go……another great week for Cranford’s fundraising efforts and thanks a bunch to all our new supporters! Here is Penny, Dave, Poppy, Melanie & Alex who are some of the team taking part! All our sleeping bags will be donated to a Homeless Charity after the event! Team Cranford! No one […]

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Byte Night Yorkshire 2018

23rd August, 2018
Byte Night Yorkshire 2018

David Bentley, Melanie Robinson, Alex Wilkinson, Penny Emmett and Poppy Wilkinson from team Cranford will be sleeping out on Friday 5th October, whatever the weather, to help tackle the root causes of youth homelessness. Every year, 83,000 young people find themselves without a place to stay. We have all committed to giving up our beds for […]

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Cranford Group choose Metro Bank to be their banking partner as business grows 800%

5th July, 2018

It has just been announced that Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, has provided us with new banking services which will allow us to forge forward with our strategic business goals as we look to expand our specialist IT, Cloud and Digital talent sourcing business further across the North of England. David Bentley, Managing […]

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