Orla McGrath GPS UK Lead
Jun 28,2022

Congratulations 2022 UK Partner of the Year winners & finalists

Every year, we recognise innovative partners who have delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions and services. Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise the exceptional successes and innovations of our partners from over 100 countries and in a wide variety of categories from the intelligent cloud to edge, with entrepreneurial spirit, including areas of social impact, diversity and inclusion. 

This year we’re so proud of our partners who have continued to respond to rapidly changing external circumstances, delivering support, solutions, and services to our shared customers. This year there were over 200 entries from UK partners, testament to the fact the UK is a hub for technical talent.  

We’re excited to announce this year’s list of UK partners who have been recognised for the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. 

Special congratulations go to HCL Technologies, our 2022 Microsoft UK Partner of the Year 

We’d also like to congratulate this year’s two finalists for UK partner of the year: Peppermint Technology and Claranet.  

HCL Technologies (HCL) is a next generation global technology company, using best-in-class Microsoft tools to help enterprises reimagine their businesses. 

HCL is a leading Azure Expert Managed Services Provider, with a strong commitment to innovation and customer success and has made key strategic investments with Microsoft for the benefit of our joint customers. The company’s close collaboration and alignment with Microsoft have been key factors in driving this year’s success.  As the number one Microsoft partner in the UK influencing revenues for Azure, Business Applications and Power Platform, the results are a validation of that investment and alignment.  

A key launch partner for Microsoft’s industry clouds, HCL has built dedicated Microsoft business units, focusing on meeting customer needs through innovation and resulting in many key industry wins. This innovation extends to the Microsoft Marketplace with several readily available solutions.  

HCL recognises that the right talent delivers exceptional customer outcomes and it has invested heavily in re-skilling and up-skilling its own employees, to ensure they maximise the value of their IT investments. In addition, HCL runs regular training courses for its Consultants and Engineers  to ensure they are fully equipped for their respective roles.  

On the CSR front HCL Technologies has been a patron of The Prince’s Trust for nine years, funding a number of “Get Started Programs” annually aimed at supporting disadvantaged young adults in the UK with technology, career and life skills. HCL has delivered a 70 percent reduction in per capita carbon emissions in the last decade and aims to reach net zero by 2040. Through the HCL Foundation, 3.7 million lives have been positively impacted through initiatives on education, health, skills development, environment and disaster risk reduction and response.  

Kalyan Kumar, Chief Technology Officer, and Head, Ecosystems, HCL Technologies said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition, as it is a testament to our strong partnership with Microsoft. Through HCL’s CloudSMART strategy, which is a key pillar of our ecosystem, we aim to deliver value for our clients through industry-leading innovation and transformation on the Microsoft cloud.” 

Every year the competition gets harder as our nominated partners all show great innovation and differentiation to drive great customer outcomes and build sustainable growth.  

In the global categories we have also seen great success with 5 partners winning global categories and 7 finalists! Congratulations to our UK Partners standing out across partners from around the globe.  

Global Category Finalists 

We’d like to congratulate all our UK partners on another successful year. We look forward to what we can achieve together in FY23. 

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