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Winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2018 announced

Ceremony held last night to honour the best and brightest of the UK cloud industry

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro have announced the winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2018. Last night’s ceremony, which was supported by headline sponsor Ingram Micro, rewarded the best cloud providers, products and projects from the past year, as decided by an expert panel of independent judges.

Margot James, the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, was in attendance as the cream of the UK cloud industry gathered at London’s County Hall, to battle it out over the UK Cloud Awards. The awards, established five years ago by CIF, in association with Cloud Pro, received hundreds of submissions, and just 18 walked home with prizes on the night.

The winners of the UK Cloud Awards 2018 are as follows:



Security Solution of the Year

  • Verify by Aspect Software 

Storage Solution of the Year

  • Rubrik

Collaboration Solution of the Year

  • Freshdesk

Business Continuity Solution of the Year

  • iland Secure DRaaS by iland

Most Innovative Enterprise Product

  • iPortalis Control Portal

Most Innovative SMB Product

  • Advanced Voice Services by Natterbox

Unified Communications Product of the Year

  • Advanced Voice Services by Natterbox

Fintech Solution of the Year

  • Mambu 

Cloud Platform Solution of the Year

  • Cloud Protection Manager by N2W Software



Best Public Sector Project

  • Health and Social Care digital meal planning with Kafoodle Kare

Best Private Sector Project (SMB)

  • Stephen James Group supported by Charterhouse Voice & Data

Best Private Sector Project (Enterprise)

  • SYNLAB Laboratory Services and Ancoris

Most Innovative Emerging Technology

  • Project Freq by Amido



Best G-Cloud Public Sector Provider

  • UKCloud Ltd

Best Cloud Service Provider (CSP)

  • Sesui Ltd

Best Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP)

  • Ensono



Cloud Visionary of the Year

  • Apay Obang-Oyway, Ingram Micro

Cloud Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Mitchell Feldman, RedPixie


In recognition of his continued contribution to the cloud industry, winner of the Cloud Visionary of the Year Award, Ingram Micro’s Apay Obang-Oyway has been awarded Honorary Membership of CIF.

Alex Hilton, CEO of the Cloud Industry Forum, said: “The UK Cloud Awards have had a fantastic year and it is clear from the quality and number of submissions we received that this is an incredibly exciting time to be in the industry. The standard of entries we’ve seen this year has been so high that making the shortlist is an achievement in itself and deserves to be recognised. However, there can of course only be one winner in each category so I’d like to offer my congratulations to everyone that took home accolades on the night.”

Paul Franklin, Publisher at Cloud Pro and IT Pro, added: “These awards wouldn’t be possible without the support from the industry and I would like to offer a special thanks to our headline sponsor Ingram Micro, as well iland and T-Systems, for helping to make the event a success. We pride ourselves on the impartiality and thoroughness of our judging process, which we believe is one of the reasons the UK Cloud Awards have struck a chord with the industry. We fully expect to repeat the success of this year’s awards next year, so watch this space!”

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