9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester


Sponsors helped us to add delight and enjoyed the chance to engage directly with our participants.

Co-Op Digital

At Co-Op Digital, we’re creating our own digital revolution. By helping a very traditional organisation to embrace the culture, practices and technologies of the internet age, we’re doing digital transformation on a grand scale.

This kind of change isn’t always easy. Supporting colleagues to adopt agile, user-centred ways of working takes time. But when we get it right, the benefits for our members, customers and communities are huge.

Find out more at digital.blogs.coop



Avecto was founded in 2008 by entrepreneurs Mark Austin and Paul Kenyon, who shared a vision of stopping cyber-attacks, without stopping employee productivity.

As they developed Avecto’s endpoint security software, their vision quickly became a reality as the company experienced phenomenal demand across the globe. Now protecting over 8 million endpoints at some of the world’s largest brands, the company has offices in the UK, US and Germany and a growing network of channel partners facilitating its continued success.

Avecto Defendpoint’s best-in-class privilege management and application control makes admin rights removal simple and scalable across desktops and servers to ensure compliance, security, and efficiency. It deploys in hours, flexibly elevates privileges, and decreases support calls. End users enjoy the safety of standard accounts with the flexibility of admin accounts.

Here at Avecto, we’re as passionate about software security as we are about employee happiness. That’s why our offices are equipped for work and play…with all the latest tech, games room, gym, zen gardens and free food. That’s right. Free. Food.

We also understand that progression opportunities are the most important feature of any employer. And guess what? We have those in spades too. With continuous and exciting growth plans, we are seeking enthusiastic, talented individuals to continue driving the company forward.



The Moneysupermarket Group is the UK’s largest price comparison  website. We operate through three well known and trusted brands,  MoneySuperMarket, TravelSuperMarket and MoneySavingExpert.

We are a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination. We work on a modern highly-performant platform, which we have invested £60M in over the last 3 years. Our platform brings products from over 800 financial providers to more than 24 million unique monthly visitors.

We are constantly changing our platform and products to help customers save money and deliver the experience they love. If you’re interested in joining a purpose-driven company that is dedicated to creating a world-class engineering team, a company you can be proud to be a part of - join  MoneySuperMarket.

We are now looking for talented individuals to join our team working on the design and development of new features, enhancements and technical improvements across our Group and range of brands – if you love your technology, you’ll love it here.



ThoughtWorks is a global software company and community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionise the IT industry and create positive social change.

Our services fall into software delivery, products and consulting but we prefer to talk about ideas, opportunities and how we can help. Our clients include well-known household names, large government organisations, forward thinking retailers and anything in-between.

Our people are what really make us different. We’re talented, curious individuals, working best when we’re really challenged. With over 20 years of thought leadership, we have been integral in the agile movement, more recently championing practices like continuous delivery and lean enterprise. We promote a collaborative, non-hierarchical and diverse working environment to encourage innovation, creativity and productivity.

We want to better humanity through software. We run our business around a three pillar model – striking a balance between running a sustainable business, providing software excellence and advocating for social and economic justice. Whether we’re defending the free internet, teaching children how to code or helping to tackle global epidemics head on, we strive to have a positive impact on the world.


Agile Manchester sponsors Zuhlke Engineering

Zuhlke Engineering

Zuhlke Engineering provides bespoke agile software development services, locally. Clients tell us that they use Zuhlke when they are faced with tough technical problems, when time to market is critical, or when a project simply cannot be allowed to fail.

As part of the Zuhlke Technology Group, Zuhlke Engineering can draw on the experience gathered from the more than 8,000 projects delivered by Group companies since 1968. Today the Group companies have teams serving local customers in UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Serbia.


Agile Manchester sponsors Sainsbury's


Our customers' lives are constantly changing, so we must evolve with them to match and predict their needs and the way they shop. Our Agile Engineering teams are vital to ensuring that our technology estate keeps up with the changing ways our customers and colleagues interact with our business.

With teams based in Manchester, London and Coventry, our experts are involved in everything from apps to in-store experiences, all the way to the core data platforms that keep our business running; developing the products that will transform our industry.



We aim to be no. 1 in serving our customers, and to be the best means we need to have exceptional people helping us to achieve our goal.

Technology is at the heart of this. It makes us a bank that is easy to do business with, has simple processes through automation and the use of innovative technology – it makes our services quicker, smoother and more secure.

As we sharpen our focus in 2018 to make us the bank of the future, we want to continue to attract the best talent out there. We’re committed to providing a fulfilling role, excellent training, fair pay and strong leadership. It all adds up to make RBS a great place to work.

Fancy helping us to be the best?


Agile Manchester sponsors Quality Without A Name


We are Quality Without A Name, an initiative of pragmatic practitioners. We train and mentor teams, coach individuals and carry out bespoke development projects. We specialise in agile and lean software development.

Our mission is to bring success to our customers by improving their system development practice. We advise, coach and train management, product owners, project leaders and developers. And we develop software ourselves - above all, we are software developers.

Agile Manchester sponsors Zoho


At Zoho, software is our craft and passion. We create beautiful software to solve business problems. Over the past decade of our journey, the Zoho suite has emerged to be a leader in the cloud and on your devices.

As much as we love software, it is our people and our culture that are our most valuable assets. Our people spend years mastering the craft. In an industry where technology changes at a relentless and dizzying pace, we value persistence and endurance as highly as adaptability.

More than 30 million users around the world rely on Zoho every day to run their businesses - including Zoho itself. When you choose Zoho for your organisation or as an individual, you don't just get the product. You get our enduring commitment to keep improving your experience. You get our relentless devotion to customer satisfaction.

Find out more at zoho.com


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