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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 Group Contribute Sourcing Industry Overview for VeriSM Unwrapped and Applied

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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ServiceNow continue to dominate and innovate – Can anyone stop the Market Leader?

9th April, 2018
ServiceNow continue to dominate and innovate – Can anyone stop the Market Leader?

In our latest blog we’ve analysed the Gartner Magic Quadrant over a 5 year span to chart the meteoric rise of ServiceNow in comparison to other cloud software as a service organisations. What makes their particular success story even more interesting is that they are still a relatively young company, having been founded only 14 […]

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Cloud Recruitment – Beware of the Buzzword!

1st April, 2018

The IT recruitment landscape provides challenges to recruiters and employers in finding the right skills they need within all the current areas of need including security, Big-data and Cloud technologies. Firstly there is a skill shortage within these areas with supply lagging behind demand.  Employers often have unrealistic expectations in terms of what they can […]

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Cloud adoption for businesses surge but what does this mean for the UK job market?

22nd March, 2018

Gartner the technology researchers Magic Quadrant provides key analysis to help businesses make decisions around tech. They provided a useful overview of the cloud software vendors currently striving for market share and domination globally. The latest report highlighted Amazon web services and Microsoft Azure as market leaders as well as visionaries. Chasing up behind them […]

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VeriSM Professional – Service Management for the digital age!

20th March, 2018

After a successful 1st publication launch in November 2017, a tour of conferences across many countries across the globe, the launch of a suite of professional training certified by EXIN, APMG, and BCS it was announced in January that work had started on a 2nd VeriSM publication. This book VeriSM Professional focuses on the “how” […]

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ServiceNow – The Demand for Pre-Sales, Architect, Developers!

7th January, 2018

2018 has started with a bang and we’ve been exceptionally busy with numerous prestigious cloud projects, resources and permanent hires secured. We are extremely lucky to have a fantastic team here at Cranford Group to deliver the best people and work hard to get the perfect outcome for our clients. We have certainly proved that […]

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Sourcing for the C suite – Our Solution

3rd January, 2018

Organisations have a tough remit in these fast moving times. The marketplace is ultra competitive, a strong brand is paramount and the customer is king and able to make or break you with their online feedback visible for the world to see. Staff are under a pressure of continuous and constant change, they need support, […]

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2017 A Year In Review at The Cranford Group

1st December, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching, and it has been one of accomplishment and advancement for Cranford Group. We approach 2018 with a strong, motivated team in the office, a great base of clients and some truly exceptional associates to work with. The new year will see us focus on growing the Cloud […]

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Cranford Group Contribute to VeriSM, Service Management For the Digital Age

1st November, 2017

You can’t have failed to see the launch of VeriSM in the last week by IFDC. VeriSM has been launched to help businesses be successful in this digital world. It’s a truly huge project which shows organisations how they can adopt a range of management practices in a flexible way. It shows businesses how they […]

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