Sponsors 2018

Sponsoring the Real IT Awards aligns your brand with excellence, innovation and success. It positions your business in front of the United Kingdom's top technology leaders and rising technology stars. Your Real IT Awards sponsorship package is bespoke, built to suit your needs exactly.
To discuss the opportunity of sponsoring this year's awards, please call Amelia Grant on +44 (0) 748 343 0270 or email amelia@citf.tech



Google Cloud

Google Cloud is designed to be the most customer-friendly, intelligent, and secure public cloud for organisations of all types and sizes (with large enterprises being a core business) - helping users achieve goals they never thought possible.

It applies the same design principles used in Google's multi-billion-user systems to make running and growing any business on the cloud simpler and easier, with more strategic impact/competitive advantage.

More and more customers are choosing Google Cloud for its best-in-class infrastructure, leadership in data analytics and ML, emphasis on openness/avoidance of lock-in, and customer-friendly economics.

Google Cloud customers now serve 1 billion users every day.


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Emerge is a global organisation that specialises in developing and growing leadership and the organisation through better equipped and engaged employees. Their mission, ‘To Globally Partner with their Clients to Maximise Investment in Development’ is one which sees them partner with an enviable client-base of well-known global organisations and consumer brands. Their loyal clients enjoy a unique and tailored experience that focuses on four very clear outcomes – inspiring employee engagement, delivering innovative solutions, transforming behaviour and creating sustainable cultural change.

The Emerge vision is centred on providing their clients with industry-leading training and development solutions and implement robust organisational development interventions, which enable organisations to achieve their vision and goals. This means staying ahead in their field through continuously expanding their network of talented associate facilitators and engaging in creative affiliations with trusted suppliers and organisations.

Emerge leads the way in organisational development, training and development and creating a coaching culture - supporting organisations to transform and grow through their people.
Sponsors TLA

Technology Law Alliance

Technology Law Alliance is a specialist law firm that operates exclusively in the field of IT law and contracts, including outsourcing, e-commerce and data protection work. The firm was founded in January 2003 with the aim of providing a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to the major City and regional law firms. Our clients appreciate the level of direct partner involvement that a genuine niche practice can give them, and the firm is now ranked as one of the leading specialist law firms by the main UK legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers.

The firm’s client list encompasses both supplier and customer organisations. On the supplier side, we advise the entire spectrum of IT businesses from start-ups through to Tier 1 global service providers. On the customer side, we provide advice on IT and outsourcing contracts to businesses in a wide range of sectors, including construction, asset management and financial services, insurance and automotive. We deal with every kind of IT contract, from simple software licences, to full IT outsourcing deals for data centre, storage, support or development services, through to broader business process outsourcing (BPO) contracts for functions like finance and administration, HR and payroll. The firm is often at the forefront of innovations in the technology sector, such as the movement to Software as a Service contracts, cloud computing and contracts for the development of mobile apps.

Most of our people have worked either as in-house lawyers or on long-term secondments with in-house legal teams. The firm has a reputation for giving practical advice, avoiding legal minutiae and point-scoring, and maintaining a friendly and collaborative negotiating style. Above all, we understand the importance to our clients of getting their contracts to signature, on time and within the legal budget.
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Hot Chilli Consulting

Hot Chilli works to develop and sustain high performing, talented, dynamic and balanced leadership teams. A typical engagement would involve interviews, assessments, workshops, team and individual coaching. Bringing the ethos of a High Performing Sports Team to the Corporate Leadership Team.

Great sports teams hire the best talent they can afford and then spend the rest of their time coaching, practising and working on how to perform together at their optimum in the face of any situation, change or opposition. In the Corporate World we hire the best talent we can afford and then ask them to "get on the pitch and start playing" - surely you know how!! Hot Chilli works with the same degree of focus on how teams need to work together to perform at their optimum and bring the best business results.

Hot Chilli also owns Hot Chilli Connect, a successful networked organisation helping professional women take the next step and progress their career.
Sponsors Little Bird

Little Bird Consulting

Little Bird designs and delivers bespoke leadership programmes to corporate organisations focusing on cultural behaviours, such as Leading with Empathy, Personal Authentic Brand, The Corporate Athlete, Purposeful Communication, and Behavioural Awareness and Profiling to name just a few.

Using her background in Neurolinguistic Programming and Behavioural and Cultural change, Alison Delaney established Little Bird People Development. In addition to this, Alison also delivers motivational and keynote speeches taking inspiration from her career, including her own ‘rags to riches’ story about overcoming diversity and obstacles to become a successful businesswoman.

Alison is an award-winning executive coach; successful published children’s author; a motivational speaker; founder of a women’s empowerment platform; business columnist for Midlands Business News and on top of all this, a mother and grandmother too. She has dedicated her life to ensuring that people make positive strides to recognise their own potential and achieve their dreams and ambitions.