2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards: Congratulations to our Winners and Finalists

Just over a month to go until Microsoft Inspire, and it’s expected to be our biggest and best one yet. We are delighted to announce the list of UK partners who have been recognised as the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Winners and Finalists.

The Partner of the Year Awards recognise the excellence our partners have demonstrated over the past year, by showcasing them across the globe. We were very impressed with the extremely high quality of all the nominations we received this year, and proud to have so many UK partners recognised. We would like to say a big thank you to every partner that submitted a nomination, your hard-work and commitment to Microsoft has not gone unnoticed, submitting an award nomination is a great opportunity to get global coverage with judges from all corners of the world.

Special congratulations go to Kainos, our UK Country Partner of the Year.





Kainos is a leading Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform and Direct CSP partner with a vision to "Enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that create a positive impact on people's lives". They are recognized as one of the UK's leading digital services and digital platforms companies, having delivered major transformation programmes across healthcare, government and the private sector.

After attending Inspire in 2017, they recognised how both companies could easily complement one another and made a strategic decision to further strengthen the partnership with Microsoft, creating a robust business plan that would accelerate Microsoft Azure business across their markets and offerings. In that short space of time Kainos have delivered some truly inspiring offerings built on Microsoft Azure's advanced features which have been well recognized in helping advance the digital transformation of all aspects of the healthcare sector e.g. Royal Brampton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust as well as wider public and private sectors such as HM Courts & Tribunals Service, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service and the Welsh Revenue Authority.

On top of that they have made a significant investment in people and skills with their Earn as you Learn apprentice places (including in-depth Azure training) and award winning social and tech programmes including Codecamp and AI Camp, supporting young people in learning Azure skills.

Their work doesn't stop there, with their laser focus on customer obsession they have demonstrated a strong desire to drive innovation in technology and exploring new opportunities to bring the best technology to their customers around AI and Data practices.

Kainos is a highly motivated partner with a focused ambition perfectly aligned to the Microsoft Strategy. We, like them, are hugely excited about the opportunities that working together brings, and congratulate them once again for being our 2018 Country Partner of the Year winner.

We had a huge number of winners from the UK this year, including:

Partner Award
Winner Kainos Country Partner of the Year Award
Winner Content and Code Customer Experience Award
Winner Ensono Datacenter Transformation Award
Winner eBECS Dynamics Customer Service Award
Winner Solidsoft Reply Health Award
Winner CPS Project and Portfolio Management Award
Winner Oxford Computer Group - UK Security and Compliance Award


We’d also like to congratulate our Microsoft Partner of the Year awards finalists:

Black Marble - Finalist - Microsoft CityNext Award; Government Award

Bluesource - Finalist - Intelligent Communications Award

Cobweb - Finalist - UK Country Partner of the Year

Content and Code - Finalist - Teamwork Award

eBECS - Finalist - Dynamics 365 for Talent Award

Finastra - Finalist - Financial Services Award

KPMG LLP - Finalist - Health Award

Modality Systems - Finalist - Intelligent Communications Award

New Signature - Finalist - UK Country Partner of the Year

Northdoor Plc - Finalist - Data Estate Modernization Award

Pythagoras Communications Ltd - Finalist - Government Award

Rackspace - Finalist - UK Country Partner of the Year

Westcoast Limited - Finalist - Indirect Provider Award