2008 Awards partners

Supporting organisations


NCC logo The National Computing Centre (NCC) is the single largest and most diverse corporate membership body in the UK IT sector.

NCC champions the effective deployment of IT to maximise the competitiveness of its members' business, and serves the corporate, vendor and government communities.

NCC delivers a continuum of services including; independent and impartial advice and support, best practice and standards, personal and professional development, managed service delivery, awareness raising and experience sharing.

These services are designed to support IT and IS professionals and their teams throughout their management careers and facilitate operational excellence in the industry. NCC is a social enterprise owned by and run for the benefit of its members.

NCC website


Intellect logo Intellect is the UK trade association for the IT, telecoms and electronics industries.

Its members account for over 80% of these markets and include blue-chip multinationals as well as early stage technology companies.

These industries together generate around 10% of UK GDP and 15% of UK trade.

Intellect website

Media partner

Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly logo Computer Weekly is the UK's most influential business and technology publication for IT

Its track record for independent and authoritative coverage of the critical issues affecting IT departments spans four decades of award-winning journalism.

Computer Weekly's work has been recognised by a wide range of organisations including the Campaign for the Freedom of Information and the publishing industry's leading body the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA).

In 2004, Computer Weekly's investigative reporting of the NHS IT Programme was awarded the prestigious PPA Editorial Campaign of the Year.

Computer Weekly is proud to partner the BCS IT Industry Awards to identify and to celebrate innovation and best practice among the UK's IT professionals and IT departments.

These awards provide an important platform to showcase excellence in our profession.


Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability logo Celebrating 60 years of supporting disabled people to live life their way.

Leonard Cheshire Disability began in 1948 when Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC, a World War II RAF pilot, first opened his own home to people in need of care. Today, the charity that still bears his name supports 21,000 disabled people in the UK, and many thousands more worldwide. The charity delivers a range of disability support services from residential care to innovative life and vocational skills training, including a number of IT schemes.

Last year the funds raised at the awards supported our Discover IT suites, enabling over 10,000 disabled people to access computer equipment, software and skills training at their local Leonard Cheshire Disability day centre. The 2008 BCS IT Professionals Awards will once again be supporting IT services like these as part of Leonard Cheshire Disability's 60th anniversary celebrations.

Leonard Cheshire Disability website