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About Us

Your Bridge to the Cloud

Helping businesses of all sizes to harness the full potential of AWS

Access the Cloud
Like Never Before

We're passionate about democratising cloud technology. It's the key for small and medium-sized businesses to innovate, grow, and compete in today's digital economy.

By consulting on scalable, cost-effective infrastructure and services, we break down barriers like cost and complexity, empowering businesses of all sizes to disrupt the status quo and excel in their markets by helping them harness the potential of AWS.

AWS Advocates...
Every One of Us

We’re not just experts in AWS, although that’s certainly true. We’re advocates. This means we genuinely believe in the platform and its potential to transform your business. What does that look like in practice and how could you benefit?

Dedicated to AWS

We’ll help you harness AWS’s potential, leveraging our high standing in its partner network to take your business to new heights. Receive unparalleled guidance, technical support, and access to cutting-edge technologies that empower you to innovate and thrive.

AWS Award Winners

Our customers’ success is our success. With tapped potential comes award-winning performance. Twice AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year and one of the fastest-growing AWS Partners, we’ll empower you to propel your business forward with AWS.
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Work with the AWS Best

Our Advanced AWS Partner status is the result of successfully delivering hundreds of AWS projects. 
 
This is more than just a badge — it's AWS's guarantee of our deep technical know-how, our robust team of certified professionals, and a track record of successful customer outcomes. We've undergone rigorous vetting and validation to attain this esteemed accreditation so that we can better help businesses like yours to harness the full potential of AWS, transform your operations, and grow.

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AWS Partnership

AWS Competency Programmes

These validate AWS Partners with demonstrated AWS technical expertise and proven customer success in specialised areas, including industry, use case, and workload. We’ve been vetted against a high bar to achieve every one of these, so you can trust us to take your people and your operations all the way to the cloud.

Migration Competency

AWS Partners with migration expertise really help speed things up for customers moving to the cloud. We bring a lot to the table: know-how in business and tech, tools to make the move smoother and solid training.

SMB
Competency

We’re experts at serving small and medium-sized businesses, providing services that meet high AWS standards and focusing on what these businesses need most.

Microsoft Workloads

We've got proven tech skills and a track record of helping customers move fast to successfully set up their Microsoft Workloads on AWS.

Additional AWS Programmes

We’re one of the few partners recognised by AWS for our deep technical expertise and successful delivery of AWS services and solutions. Here's how we stand out:

 

Award-Winning Cloud Solutions

Cloud Bridge has earned the AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year award for two consecutive years—2022 in the UK & Ireland and 2023 for the EMEA region.

This recognition underlines our dedication to delivering excellent cloud solutions and leading innovation in cloud technology.

Rely on our expertise to support your digital transformation journey.

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Our Journey So Far

2018

From the back of a napkin to business incorporated.

Cloud Bridge was born in 2018.

2021

50 AWS-certified team members by 2021.

Awarded AWS Partner of the Year for Windows Migrations 2021.

2022

Advanced Partner Status

Rising Star Partner of the Year UK&I

Well-Architected Partner of the Year

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2023

AWS Rising Star EMEA

Migration Competency

Dubai Office Opens

2024

South Africa office opens

And more to come!

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What's it like to work here?

We've got a dynamite team culture that's all about collaboration, empowerment, and enjoying what we do!

“Cloud Bridge is a great place to work! It provides exciting opportunities and really good support to all its employees. They are constantly providing motivation and momentum to its new starters and existing employees to create a fantastic team!”

“Everyone works as a team, and it is a great environment. I feel welcome, and any feedback I have is listened to. Work-life balance is very manageable.”

Meet the Leadership Team

Get to know our senior team. Hover over the image to find our more.

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Simon
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Managing Director
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Adam Thornton

Commercial Director
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Kerswill

CTO
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Tom
Harris

Global Services Director
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Marcus Wallen

Finance Director
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Frank Woolner

Operations Director
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Phil Reeve

Cloud Solutions Director
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Rachel Ritchie

Head of Marketing
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Ollie Rigby

Sales Operations Manager
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Head of Managed Services
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Allie
Walker

Non-Exec Director (P/T)
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Jonathan Savage

Non-Exec Director (P/T)
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Simon
Walker

Managing Director

A serial builder of successful IT and cloud service businesses, Simon has been building global expertise in his chosen market for more than 20 years. As a director at three IT cloud services businesses, one FTSE listed, and skilled at assessing potential acquisitions, Simon knows a good business–and an opportunity–when he sees one.

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Adam Thornton

Commercial Director

A 20-year tech industry veteran, Adam ‘gets’ the challenges, and recognizes the opportunities, for cloud-bound companies. With senior roles at Microsoft and as an FTSE-listed IT reseller, Adam believes strong client and partner relationships underpin the successful sales strategies that build businesses. Adam leads our global sales and business development work.

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Tom
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CTO

Our CTO, Tom, loves a challenge. With his degree in computer science and natural sciences from Cambridge University and a hand-in-glove relationship with AWS since 2007, he has now been tasked with the very hands-on role of building a rich resource of in-house expertise for our clients. Architecting new projects and discovering the world’s new AWS technologies are top of Tom’s to-do list every day.

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Tom
Harris

Global Services Director

Tom charts a path for our professional services, which includes cloud consultancy, development services, and project management. With more than 18 years of experience in professional and managed services environments, Tom adds value to our global projects and strategic partnerships with customers across a broad spectrum of industries including law, finance, retail, public services, and utilities.

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Marcus Wallen

Finance Director

Our in-house expert on company accounts, tax, company secretarial, business advisory, and management tasks, Marcus has been with us from the outset. From incorporating the company and assisting with benchmark finance operations in the early years, to head up our finance team today, he and his reports are fully focused on continually supporting business growth and global expansion.

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Frank Woolner

Operations Director

Frank has experienced every flavour of the IT industry over a 20-year career; from his early days as a technician/engineer, right up to his current global perspective. Frank’s knowledge, gained at the coalface of IT, has helped build and grow the company. He–and it–have driven the expansion of new service divisions, and the development of current structures across both internal and customer-based IT departments.

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Phil Reeve

Cloud Solutions Director

Phil's remit is to create and deliver innovative services that will help solve many of our customer's key challenges. Alongside this he is a champion for emerging technologies and is focused on helping our customers take advantage of them.

 

He brings 15 years' experience in managed services and is focused on delivering exceptional solutions that free our customers to focus on priorities that drive more value to their business.

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Rachel Ritchie

Head of Marketing

With a broad portfolio that includes Red Bull, TUI, and Mitchells & Butlers, Rachel is at the front line of our work to promote the many benefits of partnering with Cloud Bridge for the AWS customer at a key time in our growth. She includes global brand work, advertising, content, digital marketing, social media, and events in a remit that is about putting Cloud Bridge front and centre of a busy marketplace.

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Ollie Rigby

Sales Operations Manager

Ollie Rigby has been with Cloud Bridge for over three years, during which he has played a crucial role in the company's growth from 15 to over 90 employees. Originally starting in project management, Ollie transitioned to head up the sales practice, where he has successfully expanded Cloud Bridge's brand presence within AWS and built the sales operations from scratch. His current focus is on enhancing the sales team's performance across Cloud Bridge’s extensive portfolio of services.

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Gordon Brown

Head of Managed Services

Gordon is responsible for the delivery and development of Cloud Bridge's Managed Services and FinOps offerings, ensuring that clients receive top-notch solutions tailored to their unique needs. With a remarkable IT career spanning 25 years, Gordon has worked for  NEC, Invensys, and Hitachi - where he led the  global remote managed services team. Gordon's passion lies in driving business growth through a relentless focus on customer success, and he aims to help further position Cloud Bridge as the go-to cloud consultancy partner.

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Allie
Walker

Non-Exec Director (P/T)

HR Director Alison has learned her trade across multiple sectors, including leading pan EMEA HR teams for F5 Networks and Vignette.  Alison leads an exceptional team working toward a clear, customer-focused vision of the future. She is tasked with delivering on our international expansion plans and enabling exponential growth at an exciting time.

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Jonathan Savage

Non-Exec Director (P/T)

A qualified accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, specialising in corporate compliance and strategy, Jonathan is Associate Director for Corporate and International Tax for international construction giant Mace, overseeing corporate tax compliance for the global group. This completes an 18-year career working in accounting and practices for both UK-based and global clients.

OUR VALUES

We've Got Your Back

 

Partnering with us means joining forces with a team that puts you first.

 

A big part of that is all about delivering exceptional service, so you always feel supported, and about making the cloud available and simple to use, no matter the AWS-related enquiry.

 

We’ll bring you new ideas and suggestions for how to improve your AWS world.

 

In us, you’ll find a group of individuals who stand side by side with you whenever you’ve got challenges, outages, or new opportunities to grow in the cloud. 

  • Dedicated

    We’re all in when it comes to our customers. We’re also committed to creating a fantastic place to work.

  • Enterprising

    We're always on the lookout for fresh, smart ways to solve problems for our customers.

  • Authentic

    We keep things genuine and celebrate what makes each of us unique.

  • Excellence

    being the best in the business isn't just a goal; it's what we're known for.

our pledge

The Cloud Bridge Tree Initiative

We're deeply conscious of our environmental footprint and believe in going beyond the basics to care for our planet. We're not just focused on minimising our environmental impact; we're also here to help our customers do the same.

Migrating Systems, Planting Trees

Through the Cloud Bridge Tree Initiative, we've pledged to plant 10 trees for every server we help migrate. So far, we've supported greening projects in Madagascar, India, Zambia, Ghana, and more locations are on the horizon.

Workload Modernisation, Reforestation

For every workload modernisation, we go even bigger, planting 1,000 trees, aiding in carbon offsetting efforts.This means that Cloud Bridge, along with our customers, makes a significant contribution to environmental sustainability efforts worldwide.
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What our customers say

Following the engagement with Cloud Bridge, the relationship has continued as they’ve taken a long-term approach to support our continued growth. They’re a safe pair of hands we know we can rely upon as our business and AWS usage continues to grow.
Jacob Kalms
Co-Founder & CEO
The implementation of Cloud Bridge's AWS best practices has transformed our approach to security and cost management. With their expert guidance, we now have a more secure and efficient AWS infrastructure, enabling us to focus on our core business objectives.
Mark Callahan COO
Smartbox.ai