8 – 10 May 2019

thestudio, Manchester

Sponsors help us to add delight and enjoy the chance to engage directly with our participants. We are also keen to engage with meetup groups and not-for-profit organisations to expand awareness and support local Agile communities. Read on...


Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning with the most flexible, scalable and collaborative cloud planning system in the world.

We are a market-leading SaaS company, based in York with a further 19 offices globally. Our cloud-based platform is the most powerful on the market, handling tens of billions of cells in-memory, in real time. We connect data, people and plans and put it all in the hands of business users - disrupting the enterprise planning landscape and transforming the way companies operate.

Our global engineering team numbers over 250 and is growing every day – we are proud of our supportive, diverse and progressive culture, we work with cutting-edge tech on an inspiring problem set of extreme scale and complexity.

We’re looking for passionate Engineers to help us push the boundaries of what is possible even further.



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 existing product engineering delivery teams working on the design and development of new features, enhancements and technical improvements. We also have vacancies working for our teams across our Group and range of brands – if you love your technology, you’ll love it here.



iVendi develops e-commerce solutions that make vehicle selling easier for dealers, vehicle buying easier for consumers and vehicle finance easier for all. With offices in Colwyn Bay and Manchester and over 8,000 connected dealers across the UK, iVendi delivers pioneering solutions which produce measurable results.

iVendi’s aim is simple; empower our clients through technology and empower our team through autonomy. Our back-end is predominantly written in C#, our domain is event sourced (essentially a log of all actions on our platforms). We are built upon a Micro-services architecture and use a mix of Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Redis, Nginx EventStore, MongoDb, Redshift, ReactJs Micro-Frontends. We embrace open source tooling and alternative frameworks, it is in our blood to stay at the cutting edge of technology and we vow not to become stale. We encourage new ideas and the studying of new technologies. We run an internal technology training incubator to give everybody the opportunity to hone their skills, learn something new, to coach & mentor or just refresh their current understanding.

We operate in a relaxed working environment with flexibility around working hours and the ability to work with autonomy at all times.


Equal Experts

At Equal Experts, we help organisations achieve great things – processing millions of transactions per day in government; building top-5 mobile apps for iOS and Android; launching startups with lean, elegant technology and much, much more.

We’re a community of more than 800 experienced consultants (across eight countries, five continents), comprising user researchers, designers, strategic thinkers, product people, BAs, developers, architects, QAs, devops and more – all bound by our shared set of values.

Our network model means experienced, pragmatic people are always invited to join us (even if you’re not looking for an imminent move). Once in the network, you’re part of our community and we’ll keep you informed of new developments and opportunities. When the time is right, we’ll work quickly to find you new challenges – always working with experienced, like-minded practitioners, and helping us achieve even greater things.



BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, offering the most seamless approach to preventing data breaches related to stolen credentials, misused privileges and compromised remote access.

Our extensible platform empowers organisations to easily scale privilege security as threats evolve across endpoint, server, cloud, DevOps and network device environments. BeyondTrust unifies the industry’s broadest set of privileged access capabilities with centralised management, reporting and analytics, enabling leaders to take decisive and informed actions to defeat attackers. Our holistic platform stands out for its flexible design that simplifies integrations, enhances user productivity and maximises IT and security investments.

BeyondTrust gives organisations the visibility and control they need to reduce risk, achieve compliance objectives and boost operational performance. We are trusted by 20,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 500, and a global partner network. Learn more at www.beyondtrust.com.



Based on the principles of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, assessments and certifications to improve the profession of software delivery. Throughout the world, our solutions and community of Professional Scrum Trainers empower people and organisations to achieve agility through Scrum. Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, founded Scrum.org in 2009 as a global organisation, dedicating himself to improving the profession of software delivery by reducing the gaps so the work and work products are dependable. Follow us on Twitter @scrumdotorg and read more from our community of experts on the Scrum.org blog.



Zuhlke is a leading provider of software development and consulting services to companies across the UK.

We are part of the Zuhlke Group, headquartered in Switzerland with 14 locations across Europe and Asia, employing over 1000 staff and with a track record of over 10000 successful hardware, software engineering and management consulting projects in all technologies and markets. We bring together brilliant technological and business minds to provide ingenious solutions for our clients. Our people thrive in the complexity of our multi-faceted business – delivering today while creating long-term value for our clients.



Balsamiq is the maker of the industry-leading rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what's important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.



Peninsula provides professional services in employment law, HR and Health & Safety to businesses across the UK. Peninsula traditionally is a bricks and mortar company that is currently going through a digital revolution of transforming the technology estate to provide solutions to our clients and consultants supporting them delivering our professional services. To achieve this we have built a culture of skilled, creative and innovative people working in an agile environment to develop software solutions using the latest technologies. We have teams based in Manchester, London and Glasgow and if you have a passion for technology, you’ll thrive working here!



BrightHR’s a people management software company leading the way in innovative HR products. Our software helps to make HR processes easier for small businesses.

So whether a manager needs to approve holidays, log sickness or create rotas, our smart software lets them do this with ease. And we’re always striving to make our products even better…

Our teams work iteratively, to deliver regular product improvements and new features based on feedback and research. And our creative environment helps to encourage team collaboration.

We’ve launched in the UK, Canada and Ireland. And this year, we’ll launch in Australia and New Zealand.


Become a partner


Together with our sponsors we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants.

We're interested in creating bespoke sponsorship packages for interested organisations. We also offer a range of "off the shelf" sponsorship options.

Alternatively, if you'd like to provide swag, giveaways or other resources as a supporter, we'd love to hear from you.

If you're interested in becoming an Agile Manchester sponsor or supporter, please download our sponsor pack (~500 kb pdf) for more information, or contact us discuss things further.

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Software Acumen Limited | Registered in Cardiff | Registration No. 05210967 | VAT No. 896 7958 26