Sponsors 2015

Conference Sponsors 2015

The Agile on the Beach Team would like to thank all sponsors for their generosity and support

2015-07-06 23.11.16Plymouth University’s mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives through education, research and innovation, working in partnership to drive social inclusion, economic prosperity and sustainability. This partnership approach firmly connects us with our communities, maximises impact and delivers outstanding mutually beneficial outcomes.

Thanks to Plymouth University for their support of Mark Smiths time on the committee



The Valiantys Pasty Night

We are delighted to confirm Valiantys as Sponsors of the Agile on the Beach Pre Conference Gathering and speakers at this years conference.

2014-09-03 12.42.47-2Founded in 2006, Valiantys are specialists in the supply and implementation of Atlassian tools. An extensive portfolio of consulting and training services complements our core competencies in software development & distribution.
From offices in London, Paris, Toulouse, Montreal and Lausanne, we assist our clients every step of the way: from the definition of their requirements, to the implementation of solutions for their enterprise. Clients benefit from the unrivalled experience and focus we bring to both Atlassian and our portfolio of high value-added solutions.




Cornwall College

CC with Group underneath (3)Cornwall College is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the UK.We are committed to enriching the lives and creating new opportunities for our community.

Our mission is: “To provide learners with a high quality experience, celebrated through vocational and academic achievement, personal development and employability.”

Enterprise and employability are at the centre of all of our programmes and we pride ourselves on giving our learners access to the best advice and help. We want you to gain experience as well as knowledge.  http://www.cornwall.ac.uk/



Bluefruit_Logo_LOWRESBluefruit Software are the UK’s leading embedded software specialists, working on projects with large clients such as Cosworth and Schneider Electric. Based in Cornwall, their ever-expanding team of highly skilled software engineers receive award-winning training opportunities, and focus on putting ‘Quality First’ throughout every level of their work.



Falmouth University

FalUni2014Falmouth University is a vibrant and forward-thinking specialist arts institution that is a key player in the national and international creative scene. Our justifiable international reputation for excellence in Art, Design, Media, Performance and Writing has grown from over a century of nurturing original thinking, supported by highly talented and professional staff.



riverbladelogoThank you to Riverblade for their continued sponsorship of the conference this year

Riverblade is a UK based Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Partner specialising in developer tools and bespoke software solutions within the defence, engineering, broadcast and marine sectors.


New Clearvision Logo 800 x 110Clearvision help software teams and IT Programs implement tools and processes that bring high quality software to market faster, while driving down associated costs.
Clearvision have offices in the UK and USA with a global customer base that includes the leaders in banking, insurance, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, government, defence and telecoms.



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APMG International is an award-winning, global accreditation and examination institute. We accredit professional training and consulting organizations and manage certification schemes for knowledge-based professionals.

Our portfolio of professional certifications covers a range of key management disciplines include project & programme management, change management and IT service management & security.

In the world of agile, APMG has a long-standing partnership with DSDM Consortium (www.dsdm.org) – a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to develop and promote best practice and learning for successful agile projects and product development.

In partnership with DSDM we have developed the following professional training and certification schemes:

Each of these schemes is supported by best practice handbooks published by DSDM. Find them online at www.dsdm.org/webshop.



uknetwebThank you to UKNetWeb for providing our website and hosting.

At UKNetWeb we are a strategically led, technically focused, web design and development company based in the heart of Cornwall.  We are pleased to provide Agile on the Beach with a website solution.

Delivering a range of websites and web based systems to clients throughout the UK and beyond, we are well placed to aid businesses of all sizes reach their full potential online.
UKNetWeb have been championing Agile for a number of years simply because it achieves better and more realistic outcomes. We are more than happy to take people through a brief 1-2 hour induction into how Agile works, how it compares with other methodologies, and how to use it as a project owner to achieve more than previous traditional project management approaches


SCSL Health_Icon_loThank you to INR Star and Sullivan Cuff for supporting this years conference.  Thanks to Mike Barritt who sits on the AotB committee as a director of Agile on the Beach.  Dedicating his valuable time to ensuring the success of the conference.  http://www.inrstar.co.uk/

INRstar is the UK market leader for Clinical Decision Support Software (CDSS) for anticoagulation management and currently underpins over 2,000 anticoagulation clinics in both primary and secondary care.

Sullivan Cuff Software is a leading developer of clinical decision support software. We believe in continuous improvement and dedicated customer support to ensure that our software delivers meaningful benefits to patients and healthcare professionals.

HeadforwardsThank you to Head Forwards for supporting this years conference.  Thanks to Toby Parkins who sits on the AotB committee as a director of Agile on the Beach.  Dedicating his valuable time to ensuring the success of the conference, plus Toby often tweets for the conference

Headforwards is a software development company whose primary aim is to create and deliver custom software with our clients focusing on the business value it brings.

Using both agile philosophy and process understanding, we bring together effective software development teams that are not only flexible in developing software that meets business requirements, they also continuously strive to do so in better and better ways.



Software-Strategy_300Software Strategy : Allan Kelly


Thanks to Allan for his vital role on the Agile on the Beach committee, organising the call for papers and speaker liaison and his committment to supporting the software sector in Cornwall.

Specialising in helping companies that produce software to sell or to provide a business service. Typically my clients are companies in the ISV or SaaS space but I also work with corporate IT departments on occasion.

Past clients have included: Virgin Atlantic Airways, Merrill Lynch, lastminute.com (part of Sabre Tavelocity), BBC, Fugro, Thompson-Reuters and many others – a longer client list with case studies can be found on the Software Strategy web-site.for us.  Their efforts ensure the conference runs like clockwork through their expertise in event management, marketing, planning, logistics and more


mac_sky_logoWe would also like to thank Mackerel Sky who manage and co-ordinate the conference

We work on a vast range of events; from creative festivals to conferences to corporate dinners and everything in between!  We can offer a range of services – to help in one bit or every part of the event. It’s up to you.





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Enabling start ups and established high growth businesses to adopt agile and lean practices to leverage their growth aspirations www.beingagile.co.uk


mpadnewThank you to mpad for their creation of fantastic graphics and artwork to help promote the conference

MPAD is an established and vibrant communication agency that takes pride in producing effective, beautiful and tailored communication solutions.


techbritanniaWe are delighted to have TechBritannia on board as ‘in kind media sponsors’ for the 2015 conference. Rose, founder of TechBritannia will be helping to spread the word about Agile on the Beach by supporting our Public Relations activities during the conference.  Find out more at www.techbritannia.co.uk or email the TechBritannia team on: hello@techbritannia.co.uk @TechBritannia #LoveBritishTech


IMG_5571Software Cornwall was formed informally in 2012 by a group from the software sector in Cornwall collaborating to support the growth of the software industry in the County.  Since then it has become a collaborative group of software development enterprises, education providers and business support organisations based in Cornwall, UK working together to grow the software engineering sector in Cornwall.



PRIMAOffering us a great deal to deliver hot fresh pasties at this years pre-conference gathering for those arriving the night before the conference!

Prima makes all the items you would expect of a Cornish bakery: Cornish Pasties, Saffron Cakes, Hevva Buns and Cream Tea Scones as well as some you might not: Handmade Pizza Bases, Quiches, Paninis and Triple Choc Brownies! http://www.primabakeries.co.uk

skinnersSkinner’s is an independent family owned and run brewery founded in July 1997. You can find us by the river in the picturesque cathedral city of Truro, the capital of Cornwall. This is where our team of brewers produce our award winning ales including Betty Stogs, Cornish Knocker, Ginger Tosser and Heligan Honey, using only Cornish barley grown on 3 farms just a short distance from Truro.

Methods & Tools - Media sponsorThank you to Methods & Tools for their help in raising awareness of the conference as a media sponsor

Methods & Tools is a free software development magazine on Software Testing, Project Management, Agile, Scrum, UML, Requirements, Programming (Java,.NET, Ruby, Ajax), Databases, CMMI, Open source Tools, Software Development Jobs

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If you are interested in sponsoring AOTB 2015 please contact us.

September 7, 2015