Below are some of the partners who have helped us deliver courses.


Black Marble are a UK based technology consultancy specializing in Microsoft technologies and in particular the Microsoft Azure Cloud.  Black Marble have been very successful in 2015 winning 2 world partner awards for their work with Microsoft customers including the TuServe application which is transforming policing in the UK which you can find out more about on this link.

Black Marble have been very supportive to helping getting the Zero to Cloud in 1 Day course up and running and the first public event was held in the Black Marble offices in August 2015.



The Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC) is a £2M joint initiative between Newcastle University’s Digital Institute and Newcastle City Council. It is an independent resource that can help equip regional businesses with the skills and tools necessary to exploit the benefits of cloud technologies and big data analytics.

The CIC can offer initial technical support using expertise from the research base, an extensive partner network and a suite of ‘free to use’ facilities that can help you to:

  • Better understand the business and technical benefits of cloud technologies for your organisation.
  • Create value from your business data.
  • Explore the opportunities of migrating to cloud technologies.
  • Improve your technical skills.
  • Identify new business opportunities.
  • Test new applications and
service delivery models.

The Cloud Innovation Centre have offered to help sponsor The Azure Coach to offer the Zero to Cloud in 1 Day Training Workshop to companies in the local area as a way of promoting IT and Cloud usage and promoting Newcastle as a great place for IT.

Find out more about the Cloud Innovation Centre


Bouvet are based in Norway and provide services in the fields of information technology, digital communication and enterprise management. Bouvet more than 1000 employees divided between 14 offices in Norway and Sweden. The company is a strategic partner for a number of enterprises,  helping them to shape digital solutions which create new business  opportunities. Clients appreciate Bouvet’s good grasp of their  operations, and a broad range of services allows it to act as a turnkey  supplier.

Bouvet are a company Mike Stephenson is familiar with through relationships developed in the Integration & Azure community and through friendships developed helping each other with IT events.  Bouvet have kindly offered to partner with us to offer the Zero to Cloud in 1 Day course to people in Norway via public events.

You can find out more about events in Norway via Bouvet’s website: Click Here