Kainos in the Spotlight: UK Country Partner of the Year 2018


It’s that time of year again - the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, where we showcase the excellence that our partners have demonstrated over the past year by showcasing them across the globe, and we’d like to further congratulate our 2018 UK Country Partner of the Year, Kainos, on their fantastic award.

Founded in 1986, 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”. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading digital services and digital platform companies, they have delivered major transformation programmes across healthcare, government and private sector.

We are delighted to be recognised by Microsoft – we have an excellent cultural fit, we are people and outcome focused and this award is worthy acknowledgment of that approach and our talented staff. We are currently delivering open source solutions on Azure at scale, across a variety of verticals, including Financial Services, Government and Healthcare. We also continue to invest in applied innovation working together with Microsoft’s Data and Artificial Intelligence specialists to deliver unique solutions for our customers. We look forward to working closely with Microsoft to build on our continued success together.” – Brendan Mooney, CEO of Kainos.

After attending Microsoft Inspire in 2017, they recognised how both Microsoft and Kainos could build a partnership and made a strategic decision to further strengthen their relationship, creating a robust business plan that would accelerate Microsoft Azure business across their markets and offerings.

'We are honoured to recognize Kainos of the United Kingdom as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year. Kainos has distinguished itself as a top partner, exemplifying the remarkable expertise and innovation we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver transformative solutions.' - Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp.

Since partnering with Microsoft, Kainos has delivered some truly inspiring offerings built on Microsoft Azure’s advanced features which have been well recognised in helping advance the digital transformation of all aspects of the healthcare sector, including Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust back in January, 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.

“Being named Microsoft’s UK Partner of the Year is a real accolade for us.  Providing a transformational force in the UK Public and Private Sector with our reputation for award-winning digital delivery is the foundation for Kainos success as a high growth Microsoft partner, driving Azure revenue and adoption.  Our partnership is at the heart of our growth strategy and is based on shared values and working together to identify and progress opportunities. It’s also invaluable to our diverse community of more than 1,200 people, who we invest in with in-depth Azure training and who have voted us a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work for, six years in a row. It all makes for an incredible launch pad to fuel expansion of our UK Digital Services business and rapidly expand our success in the commercial sector.” – Russell Sloan, Digital Services Director.

It doesn’t stop there: Kainos has made 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.

We are hugely excited about working together with Kainos and the opportunities that working together brings us. Once again, congratulations to Kainos, our 2018 Microsoft UK Country Partner of the Year.

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