Who is UKCloud?


UKCloud is dedicated to helping the UK Public Sector by delivering more choice and flexibility through safe and trusted cloud technology.

We own and operate UK sovereign, industry leading, multi-cloud platforms. They are secure, assured and located from the Government’s Crown Campus. Our platforms are open, making them easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave.

We are dedicated to helping our customers gain value from the agility and cost savings of using a sovereign, assured multi-cloud platform.



Market share of G-Cloud IaaS


Digital transformation projects delivered in the UK Public Sector


Growth in headcount year on year


UKCloud accredited partners


We provide a flexible multi-cloud platform for the benefit of UK public services. We are dedicated to helping our customers gain value from the agility and cost savings of using a sovereign, assured cloud platform.


Our social values

We focus on doing what’s right and remain dedicated to our core values by developing digital services and products that underpin economic growth, and support our public sector customers.

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Our performance

We place the right workload, on the right cloud, in the right place – and this investment is paying off. Through significant enhancements to our VMware platform we are able to deliver market leading performance over a variety of benchmarking tests.

Our excellence

We’re investing heavily in our service desk, growing the number of Technical Account Managers and recently won an award for Customer Service Excellence – in recognition of the positive changes we are making to our infrastructure.

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UKCloud was established in 2012 to align with the UK government’s ICT and digital strategies and to deliver a portfolio of assured, agile, highly-automated cloud services that offer improved performance and better value for money, and hence make a real difference to the delivery of IT services in the public sector.

Focused on the UK Public Sector and structured around assurance, process compliance and service delivery, UKCloud has an experienced team with the capability and capacity to grow the business well beyond its current scale. Our Board of Directors are all experienced and successful business people and entrepreneurs. As a team they are focused on shaping our strategy and operations going forward to ensure continued success and growth.

Jeffrey Thomas


Jeffrey has over 25 years of senior management experience in IT, property, entertainment and logistics in the UK, Europe and USA and has been involved with UKCloud since its inception. Prior to UKCloud, Jeff founded Ark Data Centres, a leading provider of secure, available, agile, sustainable data centres, where he is now the Non-Exec Chairman.

Jeremy Sanders

Chief Strategy Officer

Jeremy has developed entrepreneurial businesses over the last 25 years and has extensive commercial and executive experience in growth markets with start-ups, business development, strategy and risk and cultural change. Jeremy has a keen interest in connecting commercial and social capacities into the current digital revolution.

Simon Hansford

Chief Executive Officer

Simon is the CEO of UKCloud. As co-founder, Simon specified the strategy, design and build of the UKCloud platform. As CEO he now oversees the entire business, its operation and continual development. Prior to UKCloud he held numerous leadership and board positions within the hosting industry including co-founding one of the UK’s leading Managed Service Providers.

William Ginn

Chief Financial Officer

William has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles within the telecoms and technology sector, most recently in portfolio companies for some of the top VC/PE houses to include Cambridge Broadband Networks , Manx Telecom and Solution1.

Sharon Brittan

Non-Executive Director

During a career spanning more than 25 years Sharon has completed multiple real estate development projects and now advises on investment and asset management. Her achievements included co-founder and CEO of Britannia Row Business Centre.

James Austin

Non-Executive Director

James is a non-executive director. James works at BGF and is responsible for the origination and execution of investments in Wales and South West England, with a focus on Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset.

Our awards

Through our 6 year history, we have focused on doing what’s right and remained dedicated to our core values. By developing digital services and products that underpin economic growth, and support our public sector customers, we have been named as SME Digital leader of the year and gained the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. See our full awards list below.

Winner of UK Cloud Awards G-Cloud Provider of the Year

For the second year running, UKCloud have been awarded the UK Cloud Awards award for G-Cloud Provider of the Year.

Winner of VMware Cloud Provider Partner of the Year 2018

UKCloud was named Cloud Provider Partner of the Year at the VMware Partner Recognition Awards 2018.

Featured as one of the Future Fifty’s fastest growing tech companies

The Future Fifty programme from Tech City UK has chosen a new cohort of 26 late stage companies, and UKCloud are excited to announce that we’re joining Future Fifty in 2018.

Winner of ‘2017 Best Newcomer’ in NVIDIA partner awards

UKCloud received a top accolade from NVIDIA, that of ‘2017 Best Newcomer’ in the partner awards, and was commended for making GPU technology more accessible for the UK public sector.

UKCloud winner of 2017 UK Customer Experience Awards

The UK Customer Experience Awards is the biggest and most compelling CX event in the world. UKCloud are proud to have won this award for putting customers at the heart of everything, through our use of technology.

UKCloud in the FT 1000

UKCloud appeared 18th in 2017 the FT 1000, the complete list of Europes thousand fastest-growing companies.


Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation

UKCloud won the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. The Queens Award for Enterprise scheme is highly competitive, rewarding businesses for outstanding achievements in International Trade.

#1 in the 2016 Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

UKCloud came first overall in the 2016 Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, which ranks Britains fastest growing private technology companies based on sales over the past three years.

UKCloud features on the 17th annual Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

For the 2nd year, UKCloud has featured in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100. The list ranks the fastest growing private technology companies based on sales over the past three years, across Britain.

UKCloud wins Digital SME of the year

UKCloud was named Digital SME of the year at the Digital Leaders 100 annual awards.

UKCloud wins two top UK Cloud Awards

UKCloud was named Best G-Cloud Provider and overall Best Cloud Services Provider in the 2017 UK Cloud Awards.

UKCloud in the 2017 Philanthropic 30

UKCloud appeared in the 2017 Philanthropic 30 – a list of the most caring companies in Britain that have an ambition to give back.

UKCloud – a Gartner Cool Vendor

UKCloud (formerly Skyscape Cloud) appeared in the Gartner list of Cool Vendors in the European Cloud Computing Market, 2014.

UKCloud win industry award at Digital Leaders 100

UKCloud announced as the winner of the ‘Industry’ category in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards at a gala event held at the Congress Centre, central London, on June 18th.

UKCloud wins industry award

UKCloud  won the Cloud Provider Innovation of the Year award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2014.


With a growing portfolio of public sector clients, UKCloud is a young, dynamic company with a unique, disruptive business model and a clear vision to help change the procurement of IT Services across the UK public sector. We are constantly looking for smart, dynamic and experienced people that want a rewarding and challenging career.

Technology roles

At UKCloud we aim to delight our customers by delivering technology that is designed to significantly reduce time, cost and risk. Help our customers to achieve digital transformation and learn new things every day. Work with smart, passionate people and with innovative customers to collaboratively solve complex business problems.

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Development Roles

If you are passionate about developing software the right way, then this is a great opportunity. People who thrive in our environment, are self-motivated, organised and want to naturally share knowledge and contribute to technical discussions and learn. With great communication skills, you’ll be customer-focussed and want to create and deliver value.

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Other Roles

Are you ready for that next big challenge in your career? Want to join a more dynamic organisation where you can put your full range of skills to better use? Be part of a team where people are interested in your ideas and have the opportunity to influence and drive change.

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