Advice Cloud are public sector procurement specialists and G-Cloud consultants. We specialise in assisting both Public and Private organisations in buying and selling services that include IT, Cloud, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Digital and Professional Services.

We work with organisations of all sizes, from large multi-billion global entities to Micro/SME businesses and Start-ups; Central Government Departments, Local Authorities, Blue Light services, Education, Housing, Healthcare/NHS, and more.

You can read all about how and why MD Chris started Advice Cloud here.

Do you want to sell to the public sector?

With over 80 years’ of combined experience in public sector procurement from both the buyers’ and the suppliers’ side, we know how the process works, what public sector organisations value and the requirements and standards they have to meet.

We know just how daunting the process can seem for both sides and understand that it can feel even more intimidating for smaller businesses with no in-house tender experience. That’s where we come in.

The first step is to discover the right framework for you. Find out more here.

Are you a public sector body looking for procurement support?

As experienced buyers, we have used the G-Cloud framework to buy services on behalf of public sector authorities since August 2012. This has given us a thorough understanding of the G-Cloud procurement process, the supplier landscape, and the challenges that you may face when using the framework and switching to cloud-based services.

We provide organisations across the public sector with either support for specific parts of the process, or an end-to-end service. Alongside G-Cloud related services, we also provide other public sector procurement consultancy. To find out more visit our Buy for government page.

Above all…

We pride ourselves on our 100% success rate on all frameworks and we are a truly friendly, approachable and diligent team!

We believe in…

Excellent service & knowledge sharing.
Kindness and respect.
Freedom of speech.
Power of being positive.
Taking responsibility for our growth.
Having fun.

Advice Cloud Team

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Chris Farthing

Managing Director

By day I run Advice Cloud, or rather I get to say yes to my exceptional team and get out of their way. Outside of work, I’m a super proud dad, husband, wannabe scratch DJ..
Passions: Technology, Public Procurement, SME’s, good coffee and the mighty Spurs.

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Jos Creese

Strategic Adviser

Let’s create & sustain a 'digital shift' in government & help our clients make the most out of opportunities open to them. With over 30 years IT leadership experience, including CIO & CDO roles, there's a lot to share.
Passions: Debunking tech myths.

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Bill Mew

Strategic Adviser

Formerly a global leader for the world’s top fintech firm and currently a strategist for the UK’s top govtech firm, I am a prolific blogger and social influencer. From strategic positioning to communication, influence and outcome – I am your man.
Passions: SMEs, privacy, cloud and govtech.

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Tai Gbadebo

Digital Procurement Consultant

Hands-on Procurement Lead with over 13 years logistics and strategic IT procurement within the public sector. Keen evangelist for value for money, Agile delivery and digital transformation procurement.
Passions: about family, cycling and hiking.

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Emina Demiri-Watson

Marketing Manager

Love my job! Been at it over 10 years now. From managing digital marketing for a £5m national government funded programme and working with UN agencies to supporting SME’s and community groups... At home enjoying motherhood (well mostly!)
Passions: D&D, fishing, technology.

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Terry Shepherd

Sales Manager

For the past 12 years I have been selling Cloud Services to UK based SMEs.
Passions: winning new business that offers transformational services to the end user.

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Rob Macleod MCIPS

G-Cloud Consultant

Longtime IT datacentre guy more recently Public Sector IT procurement. For my sins, I designed and ran the first G-Cloud procurement in 2011 and was still there at CCS to take it through the £1bn a year spend in 2018. Proud G-Cloud evangelist!
Passions: Books, boats & buying cars.

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Ella Grant

Client Delivery Manager

I joined Advice Cloud after graduating from the University of Sussex with BA History and MA Environment, Development & Policy. My experience spans fundraising, marketing, hospitality and e-learning. Loving working with Team AC and my great clients!
Passions: environment, charity, travel.

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Paul Kennedy

Blue Light Strategic Adviser

I strive to see frontline staff on our emergency services equipped with the best available technologies with access to the best quality data to enable them to manage risks and do their job more effectively. I am hugely proud to have served as a police officer for 30 years.
Passion: improving blue light services with tech

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Sarah Hinchliffe

Proposal Consultant

Building on a thirty+ year sales career, I now indulge my love of organising people, processes and proposals to help SMEs win more business in the public sector. I can support you, coach you and teach you to build compelling stories to convince your clients. Passions: Professionalism and sharing my knowledge and experience.

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Lindsay Smith

Strategic Adviser

Over 25 years engineering strategic growth in software businesses. Methodology: 'lift & shift' a successful product to a new market. Now, G-Cloud has created the perfect candidate market but the shift takes experience.
Passions: working with bright open minds, bike and country lanes

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Summer Reed

Marketing Executive

A graduate from the University of Sussex and with 6+ years customer service experience. I enjoy working with a fab team & in the dizzying world of public sector procurement!
Passions: cinema, 80's music & of course pizza.

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Izzie Winstanley

Client Delivery Executive

I joined Advice Cloud bringing with me varied experience, from sales & marketing, hospitality and education.
Passions: Travel, learning yoga and admiring the dogs of Brighton (& Hove) until I get my own.

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Elliot Preece

Operations Assistant

I’m a graduate from Falmouth University with a degree in Digital Media and am very excited to be joining the Advice Cloud team and to expand my knowledge of cloud computing tech!! Passions: music, tech and reading!

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Hannah Wiggins

Operations Assistant

I’m joining Advice Cloud having just finished my MA in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex. I have experience in sales and working in person-centred roles. Excited to be involved in the technological and cultural shift within the public sector!
Passions: Gender equality, trying new food and puppies.

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Danny Wright

Marketing Assistant

I graduated in Marketing from Portsmouth University, and had different roles in public sector orgs and charities over the years. I’m excited to use what I’ve learnt, and learn much more at AC! Passions: Music, vintage stuff & Japanese food.

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Chloe Montgomery

Operations Assistant

I’ve joined Advice Cloud after graduating from Brighton Uni with a degree in Criminology and Sociology, with a background in customer service. I am excited to develop my knowledge of the world of public procurement! Passions: Reading, travelling and the beach!

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Grace Collins

Operations Assistant

I graduated from Sussex Uni with an MA in Gender, Violence and Conflict, during which I gained several years’ experience in customer service. Being part of the AC team is super exciting and I love our team’s ethics. Passions: Documentaries, art exhibitions and Thai food!