Derive Logic News, events and announcements

 

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Derive Logic Awarded place on Crown Commercial
Service’s G-Cloud 10 Framework

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud 10 framework.  We are delighted to be able to offer cloud solutions for the UK Public Sector working, working with our strategic partners we have a long track record of delivering ITAM services to Central and Local Government, Defence and Armed Services, Health and Emergency Services.   We have been awarded places on Lot 2 – Cloud Software and on Lot 3 – Cloud Support for our services and solutions, for more information please visit the CCS Digital Market Place.  Alternatively please contact us directly more information or to discuss your requirements.

Digital Marketplace

 

Other News & Events

Derive Logic scoops top award at this year’s
CRN Sales & Marketing Awards 2018

At a glittering award ceremony at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane in London, Chris Lewis Head of Solutions and Marketing collected a CRN Sales and Marketing Award for Best Graduate or Apprenticeship Scheme 2018.  The award recognises the work we do to develop talent from the local Gloucestershire and Cirencester area, through our multi award-winning Advanced Apprenticeship Programme year.   This award adds to our impressive tally of recent major industry awards.  To see the full shortlist and details of all the nights winners click here 

CRN S&M Award Winners

 

 

Derive Logic Welcomes Claire Gardner To The Team

This week our team welcomed Claire Gardner who joins us as Service Engagement Manager. Claire has over 19 years’ experience in service and account management focusing on financial services and the UK’s Public-Sector. Claire has held various roles at her previous organisations, including Eagle Star Insurance, Zurich Financial Services, CSC and most recently at CSC/DXC, where she held roles in Customer Relationship Management and Business Development with UK Public-Sector clients.  Claire will be working closely with our partners and clients in delivery of our Professional and Managed Services. Welcome to the team!

 

            

Derive Logic & SCC are Gold Sponsors at this year’s BCS CMSG Annual Conference

As well as being Gold Sponsors of this year’s BCS Configuration Management SG Annual Conference 2018, Chris Gough from Derive Logic and SCC’s Stuart Pomfrett will take to the main stage to discuss the future of ITAM and digital transformation. If you are planning on attending the event please drop by our stand in the main coffee area.

BCS  CMSG Website

 

Derive Logic helping to promote Cyber Security best practice

Nearly half of all businesses (46%) reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months (Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport), so the need to tackle cybercrime has never been greater.   Derive Logic takes its security extremely seriously and is already accredited with the Cyber Essentials certification, which is a recognised cyber security standard which is accepted by both Government and industry.  Cybercrime undermines confidence in our communications technology and in our ability to do business and it costs UK businesses billions every year. For the latest advice on best practice to protect your business, we recommend visiting the Cyber Aware website for more information.

Cyber Aware Advice

 

Derive Logic Awarded Channel Service Provider of the Year at CRN Channel Awards

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded Channel Service Provider of the year 2017, the award was presented at this year’s glittering CRN Channel Awards ceremony that took place recently in Battersea, London.   The award was received on stage by Perry Fawcett our CEO and Chris Gough our CDO in front of nearly 2,000 industry VIPs and professionals.

Chris Gough commented “This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone in our team in supporting the UK Channel, it is also proof that our strategy and initiatives and services really make a difference to our partner’s clients in their digital transformation journey”.  We would like to thank all our partners that provided support to our nomination for the award and for their commitment and continuing business.

CRN Channel Award Winners

 

Ian McCulloch joins the team as Service Delivery Lead

Derive Logic welcomes Ian McCulloch to our team.  Ian joins as Service Delivery Lead ensuring the highest levels of Managed Services are maintained in our clients.  Ian has recently worked for the Foreign & Commonwealth Services, responsible for delivery of the Overseas UK Visa & Immigration IT Services.  Previously, Ian has worked at various organisations including BAE Systems, DRS Data Services, Kelway (now CDW) and Tata Steel Europe.   Welcome on board Ian, if you are interested in joining our multi award-winning team, simply visit our careers page.

 

Richard Dutton joins the Derive Logic team

Derive Logic is pleased to welcome Richard Dutton to the team.  He brings with him a wealth of experience spanning over 30 years within the Telecommunications and IT industry, working for Professional Services, Consultancy, System Integration and Product Vendor companies.  Richard will be supporting our global partners and clients in their digital transformational journey.  He will lead strategically important transformational projects, delivering tangible business outcomes.  Welcome on board Richard! If you are interested in joining our multi award-winning team, simply visit our careers page.

 

Derive Logic is pleased to announce that it has been listed in the latest Gartner SAM Managed Services Market Guide.  The latest report examines options to employ a specialized third party to address growing challenges of controlling & optimizing software across an array of platforms with limited resources.  To buy a copy of this report please click on the link below to visit Gartner.com.

Gartner

 

EVENT: Derive Logic & SCC – Gold Sponsors of BCS CMSG Conference 2018 – 23rd May 2018

Derive Logic is pleased to announce that together with SCC it is a Gold Sponsor at this year’s BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group Conference, taking place in Covent Garden, London on 23rd May.   This is the premier UK event on Change, Release, Configuration and IT Asset Management, our very own CDO Chris Gough will take to the main stage to deliver a key note speech on Digital Transformation and the changing role of ITAM.  To find out more and to register simply click on the link below.

BCS Website

 

EVENT: Derive Logic will be at Cirencester College’s Employers Convention

Derive Logic will be at Cirencester College‘s University and Employers Convention taking place on Tuesday March 6th. Visit our stand to find out more about our multi-award winning Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, our 2018 intake process is now open!  For more information visit our apprenticeships page.

Apprenticeships

 

Derive Logic welcomes Clare Tonkin to the team

We are pleased to welcome Clare Tonkin who joins our team as Lead Consultant, Clare will be working closely with our clients delivering SAM best Practice.  Clare was previously at IT Asset Management Solutions (ITAMS), where she was a Data Analyst and SAM Consultant.  She delivered Microsoft customer training and obtained IAITAM Trainer certification to train the official IAITAM CSAM and CHAMP courses.  Prior to ITAMS, she spent just over 15 years as a Senior Global Software Asset Analyst in the SAM team for Detica part of BAE systems.  Everyone at Derive Logic welcomes Clare into the team!

 

    

Our Advanced Apprenticeships Programme is recognised by CRN in 2018 awards

Derive logic is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for a CRN Sales and Marketing Award, in the Best Graduate or Apprenticeship Scheme 2018 category.  The award recognises the work we do to develop talent from the local Gloucestershire and Cirencester area, through our multi award-winning Advanced Apprenticeship Programme year.  To see the full shortlist click here.

CRN Awards

 

 

Derive Logic wins third award in 2017!  This time
Best Employer Contribution from Cirencester College

A fantastic 2017 for Derive Logic has been finished off in style with a very special award from Cirencester College, one of our most important local partners.  The award for Best Employer Contribution for the College’s apprenticeship scheme was awarded at their 26th Annual Awards Ceremony, the event took place on the 18th December in Cirencester.

The award recognises the work everyone at Derive Logic has contributed to its Advanced Apprenticeship Programme now in its 4th year, but also the support the company has provided to the College in recent years.  There to collect the award on behalf of Derive Logic were Chris Gough and Jon Morris (pictured).

Perry Fawcett our CEO says “Great companies should be judged by what they put back into the communities that they are based in, not simply on their turnover and profit.  This has been a fantastic team effort and very well deserved, it is down to everyone’s hard work and commitment to young local young people and giving them a head start in the IT industry”.

Apprenticeship Programme

 

 

Celebrating a record breaking & extremely successful November

November was an extraordinary month for Derive Logic.  November turned out to be our best ever month for both revenue and profitability, with some amazing business being closed thanks to an extremely strong performance across our business. 

During November we won the Channel Services Provider of the Year 2017 award at this year’s CRN Channel Awards in London, we were also confirmed as winner of Best Employer 2017 by Cirencester College locally.  As well as winning several impressive deals with our partners for a range of professional and managed services, we also renewed our largest Managed Services contract of 2017. 

Thank you to everyone’s commitment and dedication in the Derive Logic team, this has been an exceptional performance to be proud of.

 

 

Scott Gough joins to lead our Project Management Office

Welcome to Scott Gough who joins the award winning Derive Logic team today as Project Management Office Leader. Scott joins us from Carillion Health and brings with him a wealth of Project Management and client relations experience, he will focus on ensuring our client service remains industry leading and client projects are delivered to the highest possible standard. Welcome on board Scott!

 

Derive Logic scoops second award of the year from Cirencester College for Best Employer

We are delighted to confirm that we have just been awarded “Best Employer Contribution to the College – Apprenticeships” by Cirencester College for our Advanced Apprenticeships Scheme.   Although the official ceremony will not take place until December, today’s announcement by the college becomes the second award the company has received for its work with apprentices and young people from the area.

Perry Fawcett our CEO believes that developing our own highly skilled young people is critical to our continued success “Derive Logic is a fast-growing IT services company based near Cirencester.   We have a strong commitment to helping young people develop their skills within our business so that they can enjoy rewarding careers within our local area. We are delighted to be working closely with Cirencester College to achieve this”.  For more information on our Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, click here.

 

Derive Logic is shortlisted for Channel Service Provider of the Year 2017 at CRN Channel Awards

We are delighted to announce that we have been officially shortlisted for this year’s CRN Channel Awards 2017 in the category of Channel Service Provider of the Year.  This represents a fantastic achievement as the awards attract hundreds of entries for the various categories.  The awards ceremony takes place in November in Battersea in London, so fingers crossed!  Well done to our entire team across UK, this is recognition all our hard work with clients and partners.

We will keep you up-dated on our progress in the coming weeks, but if you would like to find out about all the finalists for the various categories and more details on the awards you can see the announcement at Channelweb.co.uk – https://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/3016449/channel-awards-2017-shortlist-out-now.

CRN Awards 2017

 

 

Event: Coup 2017, Swansea University – 5th to 7th September 2017

Derive Logic will be speaking at a session hosted by SCC at Coup 2017, the Conference on University Purchasing taking place at Swansea University Bay Campus between 5th to 7th September 2017.  Chris Gough from Derive Logic will be discussing current Cloud and Industry Changes and how Universities can be agile with software procurement.  For more information and to register your place simply click on the link below.

Find out more & Register

 

Derive Logic Scoops Award at Gloucestershire Apprenticeships Awards 2017

We are very proud to have won the first award tonight at this year’s Gloucestershire Apprentice Awards 2017, for its Advanced Apprenticeship Programme now in its 4th year!  The awards ceremony took place in the Gold Cup Suite at Cheltenham Race Course, Derive Logic beat stiff competition to take the award home in front of a packed ceremony.  Jon Morris who runs our programme collected the award on behalf of the whole company.   A huge thank you to Cirencester College for supporting us, they also picked up an award at tonight’s glittering event!

More about our apprenticeships

 

Event: CA World 2017, Las Vegas

Derive Logic will be speaking at CA World 2017 later this year November 13 – 17 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, more details on date and timing of our session will follow, save the date in your diary and click on the button below register today!

CA World 2017 Registration

 

Summer BBQ

Cakes fly out the door at our charity cake bake sale & employee summer BBQ!

Today our staff enjoyed a BBQ watching the planes from the Fairford Royal Air Tattoo fly over the office, not to mention an impressive selection of cakes on offer at our charity cake bake sale in aid of its 2017 chosen charity Cots for Tots based in Bristol!  Well done to Stephen Dulson for arranging the cake bake sale and raising an incredible £360!

Derive Logic on Instagram

 

Derive Logic continues to grow as it opens its York offices
at prestigious site

Derive logic continues to achieve impressive growth as it accelerates its business across the UK and globally, this week by opening new offices in the IT Centre, York Science Park.  Derive Logic is a leading independent ITAM consultancy business in the UK, has opened it’s York offices to serve its growing Partner and Client base in Central and Northern England, as well as Scotland and overseas.   Perry Fawcett CEO at Derive Logic states “This is extremely exciting time in Derive Logic’s journey. We are scaling our operations to meet growing demand.  Our office in in York will allow us to provide the highest level of service our partners and clients in the North of England, whilst at the same time being local to them”.

Office Details

 

Webinar:  An Integrated ITAM Strategy is key to successful Digital Transformation

Now on demand – Duration 60mins
Presented by Chris Gough, Chief Digital Officer, Derive Logic and Michel Avenel, Sr. Principal Product Manager, CA

This sixty-minute webinar will explore the demands of managing Digital Transformation across the organisation, which involves the alignment of IT suppliers, services and asset inventories, and requires an integrated approach to IT asset and service management. Understanding and aligning the long-term value of existing IT services and assets is key to maximizing the commercial benefits of Digital Transformation, ensuring new investments are strategic and add long term business value. This session will explore why building an integrated approach is essential to the success of Digital Transformation, discussing how organizations should architect an ITAM governance, technology and process strategy aligned with ITSM for digital success.

Webinar Recording

 

Apprentices Aidan Kielty & Chris Rule graduate from Cirencester College

Congratulations go to Derive Logic‘s apprentices Aidan Kielty & Chris Rule, who graduated today at Cirencester College.  Both Aiden and Chris joined Derive Logic’s Advanced Apprenticeship Programme in our 2016 intake and studied at business courses at the college as part of the programme, passing their courses and graduating with other students today!  For more information on our programme and available apprenticeships click on the link below.

Apprenticeships

 

Chris Gough becomes Derive Logic’s Chief Digital Officer, focusing on our client’s Digital Transformation

Chris Gough takes up the new role of Chief Digital Officer at Derive Logic, Chris who was one of the founding member of Derive Logic takes up the role with immediate effect.  As Derive Logic continues to grow, Chris will work closely with our partners and their clients to define and deliver robust digital transformation strategies.   Working strategically with leading global organisations, Chris will help them ensure that they achieve real business outcomes and effective IT Governance often in complex and fast-moving environments, though the combination of ITAM thought leadership and best practice, helping them strategically align IT supply, people, technology and process.

More about Chris

 

Derive Logic proud to support the local economy & businesses in the area

Derive Logic is proud of its local heritage and has always strived to promote our local region on a national and international basis.  As well as striving to employ talent from the local area, we also try and support businesses from the Cirencester and Gloucestershire region as much as possible.   When working with our partners and clients from around the world we are keen to showcase our operations in Cirencester, regularly hosting senior figures from our industry, we try to promote local amenities, attractions and infrastructure during visits.  As part of our efforts we are a proud member of the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce.

CCofC Website

 

Tony Doy joins Derive Logic as Head of Service Engagement

Derive Logic is pleased to announce that Tony Doy has joined our growing team as Head of Service Engagement working closely on developing strategic relationships with our partners and clients.  This is the latest appointment in recent times and represents a major milestone in our business’s journey, Tony brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge that will drive our partner and client engagements.  Tony’s focus will be developing and managing our client and partner relationships, delivery of large client projects through effective engagements, project management and operations, ensuring every engagement is delivered as agreed with our clients and partners.

Tony served with the Royal Air Force for 22 years, initially as an Electronics Engineer and then transitioning to IT Operations.  He did tours in Germany, Cyprus, Italy and various countries in the Middle East. He also managed a team of engineers supporting an electronic diagnostic system for the Merlin Helicopter both in the UK and in deployed theatres around the world.

More about Tony

 

New Derive Logic logo & branding launched

Derive Logic’s new branding includes a new redesigned logo, imagery and core messaging. Our new branding will promote our value proposition of Assuring Digital Transformation, in a complex, fast moving world, we allow businesses to see their IT assets in black and white. Our services enable clients to achieve effective IT governance and assure digital transformation, manage their risk, compliance and performance. Our clients use our intelligence to avoid unnecessary cost and financial penalties, whilst optimising their IT investments.

Our new logo specifically its colour palette, sharpened icon, modern open type face and creative links to our old logo, gives us a forward-looking, energised identity that is so important in our market. Our new logo reflects a sense of change, while reminding us to remain true to the core values of delivering on our promises, working as one team and taking pride in everything we do. These changes will now be reflected in our collateral, stationery, signage and website moving forward.

Our Values

 

Proud finalists in Gloucester Apprenticeship Awards 2017

We are proud to have been named as finalists in Gloucester Apprenticeship Awards 2017.  Since we were established we have developed young talent from the local area through our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, building their skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to the highest levels. Taking several apprentices on each year has represented a significant investment and commitment in terms of time, budget and administration, but we feel this is an important initiative in our strategy to invest in our people and its fantastic to have been recognised for our efforts.

Appenticeship Programme

 

 

Christopher Lewis joins Derive Logic as Head of Solutions & Marketing

We are very pleased to announce that Chris Lewis has joined the Derive Logic team as Head of Solutions & Marketing.  Chris has over 22 years’ experience in Marketing leadership in the IT and Technology industries, with a proven track record he has built several high performing and multi award-winning marketing teams.  Chris has held Marketing leadership roles at organisations including Marconi Communications, SCC, Infor and most recently was Marketing Director at Dimension Data UK & Ireland for several years following the acquisition of NextiraOne in 2012.   Chris will work with the leadership team to develop Derive Logic’s propositions, drive its alliances with key partners and Marketing activities.

More about Chris

 

Derive Logic is Hiring – We are interviewing for our latest intake of Apprentices!

Our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme is now in its 4th year, we are now looking for an Apprentice Data Analyst to join our team as part of this year’s intake.  This role will be based in our Cirencester Headquarters and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone considering an apprenticeship and career in technology.  The role will give the successful applicant the chance to earn and learn, developing key skills in analytics and consulting.  Successful candidates will begin a successful career working in the global IT industry for one of the UK’s fastest growing consultancies with a clearly defined career path.   To find out more and apply, click on the link below…

Find out more

 

Derive Logic announces Cots for Tots its chosen charity for 2017

Derive Logic is proud to announce Cots for Tots based in Bristol is it’s 2017 charity, after being chosen unanimously by its employees.  Our team have loads of fund raising activities planned this year in support of the charity, more details about these will appear on our Facebook page.   Cots for Tots supports the Special Care Babies Unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol, it raises funds to support the world-class work of the unit’s staff, saving the lives of the sickest, most premature babies from Bristol, Bath, the South West of England and South Wales and to entirely fund the running costs of Cots for Tots House which provides free accommodation for parents.  More information about the charity can be found at http://www.cotsfortots.org.uk/.

Cots for Tots

 

Jon Morris joins Derive Logic as Operations Director

We are pleased to announce that Jon Morris has joined our Leadership Team as Operations Director.  Jon has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years having started as a graduate at IBM. He progressed from systems development technical roles into project management with large global deployments and into senior leadership roles covering strategic and operational teams in development and infrastructure.   Jon’s focus will be to further develop our Managed Services portfolio, ensure our operations growth is aligned to our rapid business growth and to develop our people, which remains a key strategic goal for Derive Logic.  Jon will also own and build onto our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, managing the initiative and development of our young talent in the coming years.

More about Jon

 

Our Apprentices make the Wiltshire & Gloucestershire Standard

Our Apprentices attend Cirencester College as part of our Advanced Apprenticeship Programme, they recently shared their experiences of working in our business in a recent feature article in the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard during this year’s Apprenticeship Week.  Click on the link below to read the article in full.

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