The UK Cloud Awards are run annually by two prominent organisations.

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Cloud Industry Forum

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) is a not-for-profit membership driven trade body established in 2009 as a direct response to the evolving supply models for the delivery of cloud based software and IT services.  

Under the direction of our members CIF has three priorities:

  • Create a platform to discuss, engage and partner within the cloud supplier community to ensure thought leadership and market direction.  We do this through regular members meetings, media and customer events, whitepapers and market research – an example of the latest Digital Transformation can be found here

  • To drive a common and public level of transparency about the capability and substance of Cloud Service Providers through a process of self-certification to an EU recognised Code of Practice. This Code of Practice enables CSPs to present their proposition as trusted suppliers whilst raising their credibility and brand which are all publicly accessible via the CIF website.

  • Acknowledging the digital skills gap, CIF has built a Professional Membership program enabling IT professionals to see best practice of cloud adoption.  Following a Cloud Adoption Roadmap users and suppliers can enhance their skills and achieve Professional Certification via an on line training process. 



Cloud Pro

Cloud Pro is part of Dennis Publishing's B2B division alongide IT Pro, Channel Pro and Alphr. The division boasts 2.7M visitors monthly, has a database of 700,000 monthly recipients, and a reach of around 60,000 accross social media.

Cloud Pro is the market-leading site for cloud computing. Combining a senior business and IT profile, it provides the latest news, expert opinion and analysis for this fast-moving industry. It receives 70,000 unique visitors monthly (and growing) and has 10,000 newsletter subscribers. As a media specialist, Cloud Pro can also produce white papers, speakers at events and lead generation for the cloud industry.


Now in their fifth year, the UK Cloud Awards celebrates innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence in the UK cloud IT Market. The Awards will showcase the leading vendors, customers and individuals who are setting the benchmark in the UK and beyond.

A few contacts for your queries.



Events, Nominations, and logistics

Sophie Valentine


Sponsorship of the event

Breda Beyer, CIF
Tel: 07811 165 197


Judging and Nomination

Frank Bennett
Tel: 07771 986 487


Other Queries

Paul Franklin, Publisher, Cloud Pro & IT Pro
Tel: 0203 890 4003