Cranford Directors Join UK Cloud Awards Judging Panel

30th January, 2019

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 Marketing Director on the judging panel.

David has a lengthy career in resource management and a background in service management and software. He is interested in how technology and the right people align to create business success.

A recognised and relied upon figure within the recruitment industry he has placed thousands of high calibre people from C suite to whole outsourced pools of skills across public and private sector.

Rachel has a sales and marketing background having worked extensively within the service management industry and on the VeriSM project for the International Foundation of Digital Competencies.

Rachel is fascinated by emerging technology and how cloud is enabling organisations to grow in ways that would never have been possible previously. She is very much a people person and likes to understand the passion that drives people and learn the narrative and culture behind organisations.

Here are some of the different categories to enter showcasing both people, technology and product.

  • Cloud Visionary.
  • Best Cloud Platform Solution.
  • Best AI/ML Enabled Product or Service.
  • Public Sector Project/3rd Sector Project.
  • Best Cloud Enabled End User Experience.
  • DevOps & Functions as a Service Implementation.
  • Best Cloud Service Provider.

Submissions for entries are open now until Friday 22nd February. Early bird pricing to enter ends today! It’s a great opportunity to have your people, organisation or product recognised.

You can read a guide about submitting an entry from Chair of Judges Jez Back here

There will be a presentation event and dinner at County Hall in London that team Cranford will look forward to attending.

Other judges on the panel include: 

Alex Hilton, Chief Executive Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), Bryan Hurcombe, Deloitte Government and Public Services Cyber Leader.  Dr Lucy Green, Managing Director of technology business development firm Larato and Michael Wignall, Chief Technology Officer Microsoft UK.

We will be producing and publishing our Cloud Leadership white paper to coincide with the Awards in May. Find out more about contributing to the white paper and take our short 5 minute survey on leadership, cloud and your organisation here : 




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