The awards we have achieved are testimony to the years of experience we have accumulated through our group of companies and most of all, the hard work of our skilled people.

Offering reassurance through recognition

Both through our legacy businesses and more recently, as the Content+Cloud group of companies, we have won and continue to be nominated for industry awards, as well as accolades in the wider business environment.

We are proud to receive this recognition of the results we deliver for our clients and for helping them achieve their bold ambitions.

Service excellence awards

At Content+Cloud, we aren’t just passionate about providing peerless IT services and support – we live+breathe it.

As a result, we and our family of companies have received awards from prestigious bodies over the years. This is a just a cross-section of the recognition we have earned.

We look forward to what the future holds as we continue our evolution and assist our clients in evolving into agile, futureproofed modern workplaces.

Service Desk Institute


We have achieved the Service Desk Institute’s (SDI) Three-Star Service Desk Certification (SDC). SDI standards provide our people with an international benchmark for quality. They also provide tangible targets that encourage skills development.

This certification validates the quality of our IT support services, evaluating our service desk against internationally accepted standards for best practice.

Cloudtango Outstanding MSP Awards


Each year, industry directory Cloudtango recognises outstanding manged service providers (MPSs) with the Cloudtango awards.

Content+Cloud company IT Lab has received Cloudtango awards consistently for several years. These awards include one of the world’s top 500 MSPs for six consecutive years, one of the UK’s top 50 MSPs in 2020 and No.1 MSP in the World in 2019.

Mimecast Customer Excellence Partner


Cloud email archiving, continuity and security service provider Mimecast named IT Lab a Customer Excellence Partner.

Held annually, the Mimecast’s Partner Awards recognise and reward the achievements of channel partners.

They evaluate this across revenue, growth, channel advocacy, technical skills and customer excellence.

Business excellence awards

We have undergone exponential growth and fast progression in recent years. This is a reflection of our clients’ satisfaction with the services and support we deliver to help their businesses grow and excel.

Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100


Content+Cloud company IT Lab has featured in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table.

One of the technology industry’s most prestigious league tables, the business made position 80 of the fastest growing private technology companies. This was based on an annual sales rise of 49.49%.

The coveted league table celebrates the British technology industry and the most dynamic and fastest-growing companies within the sector.

Megabuyte top 50 Private Company


Content+Cloud company IT Lab was named one of the UK’s 50 best-performing, privately-owned technology companies at the prestigious Megabuyte50 awards in 2016 and 2017.

Megabuyte is the leading authority on the performance of privately-owned, mid-market British software and ICT services firms. IT Lab was placed 30 in a list of the top 50 companies in the country for the second consecutive year.

Sunday Times Best Companies List


IT Lab parent company Big Ideas Group has featured numerous times on the Sunday Times’ coveted best companies list.

Named as one of the top 100 small companies to work for, recognition was received for strong employee and team engagement.

We have also been commended for encouraging personal growth, approachable managers and our dedication to creating a positive working environment for our people.

Microsoft Awards

At Content+Cloud, we have built one of the market’s leading relationships with Microsoft.

This is built on trust and their confidence in our ability to deliver.

Investing in our Microsoft capabilities and delivering the benefits back to our clients, we have become the most awarded Microsoft 365 partner in the UK and one of the most awarded in the world.

Find out more about our Microsoft partnership and how we help businesses like yours get the most from their investments in Microsoft products.

Clients we've helped with award-winning services

Content+Cloud Microsoft competencies

At Content+Cloud, we are proud not only to be Microsoft’s most-awarded partner in the UK, but one of the leading partners with the greatest number of Microsoft Gold Competencies. These cover the full spectrum of Microsoft solutions and services.

Content+Cloud Microsoft Competencies

Microsoft Competencies


  • Gold Enterprise Resource Planning – Skilled in Dynamics 365
  • Gold Cloud Productivity – Optimising the cloud
  • Gold Cloud Platform – Modernising infrastructures with Microsoft Azure
  • Gold Datacentre – Proficient with scalable, flexible and cost-effective infrastructure
  • Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions – Unrivalled cloud knowledge
  • Gold Collaboration and Content – Deep understanding of SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Silver Enterprise Mobility Management – Mobility and security proficiency
  • Silver Messaging – Accomplished in Microsoft Exchange Server and Exchange Online

Cyber security awards

Through Perspective Risk, a Content+Cloud business, we live and breathe security.

To us, keeping our business, IT infrastructure, people and client’s data safe from malicious attacks is more than just a duty- it’s an obsession. Our dedication reflects in the industry awards we have achieved for cyber security in recent years.

We remain unflinchingly dedicated to cyber security and exceptionally proud to receive these accolades.

Best penetration specialist


Content+Cloud company Perspective Risk was awarded ‘Best Penetration Testing Specialists in England’ by AI Global Media in 2019.

Based on merit, these awards identify the businesses with outstanding performance in their field.

Growth partner of the year


In 2018, Content+Cloud company IT Lab was awarded AT&T Cybersecurity Awards’ Growth Partner of the Year after delivering over 800% growth year-over-year from 2017. AT&T Cybersecurity is one of our longstanding and respected partners. Its technology supports our security operations centre. This runs around the clock and enables us to safeguard our clients from cyber crime.

Offering our people and clients assurance, trust and peace of mind

At Content+Cloud, recognition for the meticulous approach we take goes beyond the awards we win.

Our experienced teams work continually to ensure our approach, processes and services are executed to the highest standards.

We offer this assurance through the accreditations we hold. These include areas such as quality management, business continuity management, health and safety and cyber security.

View our accreditations for your businesses’ assurance 

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