Technology Associates has been helping small businesses take control of their IT since 1990. Hiring and developing exceptional employees is their key to solving challenging problems and implementing innovative solutions for their customers. Following their success in winning the 2017 Business Elite Awards and CEO of the Year – UK, we invited Kelvin Kirkby to talk us through the firm’s work, his team and something of his own leadership role.

The value that Technology Associates brings to our clients comes from the experience, skills, passion and ethos of our employees. Our multi-faceted team includes:

• Technical architects and developers ready to quickly take on projects of any size or complexity.
• Programme and project managers who provide exceptional delivery--enabling our teams to work together effectively.
• Business consultants and analysts experienced in creating business-aligned strategies for organisations like yours.

Knowing that we’ve delivered innovative, awardwinning projects across a variety of industries for more than 20 years, you’ll rest assured that we can deliver cost-effective solutions with the quality support you would expect from a highly experienced solution provider.

Our Team
By hiring and developing exceptional people, we can consistently solve some of the most challenging problems and implement some of the most innovative solutions for our customers. Our team possess in-depth practical knowledge of the latest technologies and tools.

Having delivered some of the most innovative and award winning projects, across a variety of industries, over a period of more than 25 years, you can be assured of our ability to deliver costeffective solutions with the level of back-up and support you would expect from a highly experienced solution provider. This rare breadth of technical skills, combined with extensive business process experience, provides us with unrivalled insight into the business and technical challenges facing today’s organisations and the means to resolve them.

Our technical architects and developers possess indepth skills of the latest technologies balanced with a strong working knowledge of business processes enabling them to become productive quickly on projects of any size and complexity. Our programme and project managers provide exceptional delivery and team engagement skills enabling them to work effectively with our clients’ teams.
The breadth of experience of our business consultants and analysts helps our clients deliver business aligned strategies for the effective application of information technology. Indeed, our on-going investment in training and development with clear objectives for each member of our team, ensure the skills are kept up to date, and each member continues to develop in a professional capacity.

The perspective of a CEO I have led Technology Associates in the deployment of Microsoft related services and technology Inc. pre-sales advice, consultancy, implementation, development, training and after sales support for over 25 years. I have been instrumental in driving Technology Associates to become one of the leading Microsoft Solution Providers in EMEA.

As the CEO of the firm, I over 25 years’ experience of implementing solutions for global organisations and I am widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading consultants on Microsoft PPM/EPM. I became the world’s first ever Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Project in 1996, plus I am a PMP and a PRINCE2 practitioner.

Not only am I an acknowledged industry expert on project management solutions, but I am also a leading expert on the Microsoft Partner Channel. As such, I consult on an independent basis to both Microsoft and Microsoft Partners in the UK, EMEA and USA.
Before I joined Technology Associates, I worked for the Rover Group and Jaguar Cars and started my career as a sponsored engineering student with Land Rover in 1979.

My leadership skills were recognised when I was appointed as President of the UK Chapter of IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) in 2008, followed by my election to the IAMCP EMEA Board in 2009 and the International IAMCP Board during the same year.

By January 2010, I had had been elected as an Executive Officer of the IAMCP International Board and became Worldwide Treasurer. In October 2011, I was elected as VP, and became Worldwide President of the IAMCP January 1st 2012.

I was invited to become a member of the exclusive Microsoft Partner Executive Board in 2010 and I am a proud member of the Microsoft Product Advisory Councils for both Microsoft Pinpoint and the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, where I have been helping to shape the Microsoft WPC conferences in Washington DC (2010), Los Angeles (2011), Toronto (2012), Houston (2013), Washington DC (2014) and now Orlando (2015).

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