The UK Cloud Awards is back for 2017


After three successful years, the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro have announced the return of the UK Cloud Awards. The awards, which take place in London on 15 March 2017, will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence in the UK cloud sector.


The event will see leading vendors, channel partners, customers and individuals throughout the UK’s cloud industry battle it out for each coveted award by showcasing their achievements over the past 12 months. Entries to the Awards can now be submitted via the nominattion page. Businesses must enter before close of business on 24 January 2017 to be eligible.


Standout submissions showcasing the best products, projects and providers will be shortlisted by a panel of highly regarded independent judges. The judging panel – chaired by Cloud Pro’s Founding Editor Max Cooter – comprises of a number of experts in the field of cloud computing, including consultants, analysts, CIOs, academics and venture capitalists. The full list of judges can be found on the UK Cloud Awards website.


Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, said: “The cloud industry is as exciting as it has ever been with so many innovative and ground-breaking uses of technology being brought to market. The success of these exciting introductions has seen further growth in cloud adoption. We are therefore delighted to once again be announcing this major fixture in the return of the UK Cloud Awards for the fourth year. We want to celebrate those driving innovation and acceptance in cloud and recognise the industry’s growth and widespread adoption throughout UK Plc. We are anticipating a bigger and bolder event, and an even higher standard of submissions.”


The final shortlist and winners will be profiled extensively across the publications of the organisers and will be covered on social media, as well as receiving the awards on stage in front of some of the most important players in the UK cloud industry.


Paul Franklin, Publisher, Dennis Digital, added: “We’re pleased to announce that Cloud Pro will be supporting the Awards for the fourth year running. It has become apparent that there is huge interest and desire from enterprises in the industry to win a UK Cloud Award. These awards play a vital role in showcasing some truly exceptional individuals and companies working in the UK cloud industry. With technological advancements and a growing business demand, we have seen an increase in UK enterprises adopting cloud-based services. That is testament to the excellent work by the UK cloud industry at delivering such high quality products and services. The award categories this year reflect the increasingly diverse cloud landscape with the aim of bringing together professionals from each corner of the industry to acknowledge the value of their work.”