CirrusHQ announces £400,000 investment and appointment of Alastair Mills as new Chairman to drive business growth

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Investment enables AWS specialist to build on unrivalled expertise and success within edtech sector, one of the fastest growing in Europe*

CirrusHQ, a leading Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting and Solution Provider partner, today announced it has secured a £400,000 growth capital investment plus the appointment of Alastair Mills as the company’s new Chairman. CirrusHQ will use the funds to build our presence in the UK, most notably in the education sector where we were the first and only UK Consulting Partner to hold the AWS Education Competency and the Well Architected Framework certification. We also specialise in public sector and enterprise deployments.

CirrusHQ focuses exclusively on the AWS platform and our experience and comprehensive levels of certification mean we are uniquely positioned to help our customers maximise the performance, security and cost-effectiveness of their AWS workloads. Within the education sector, in particular, as schools and universities are temporarily closed, many are relying on cloud technology and tools to help students continue to learn online.

The investment round was led by Alastair Mills and Ronnie Smith. Both investors have now joined CirrusHQ’s board of directors, with Alastair taking on the role of Chairman and Ronnie adding his 25 plus years of financial expertise to the firm’s leadership.

James Lucas, CEO and founder of CirrusHQ commented, “Our expertise and deep insights into the AWS cloud has enabled our clients to innovate and exploit the potential of the public cloud.  The UK edtech sector in particular is thriving as organisations put in place strategies to scale without compromising cybersecurity.  We are delighted that Alastair and Ronnie are joining the Board to help CirrusHQ in the next phase of our ambitious growth plans.”

Alastair commented: “We are witnessing an unprecedented demand for cloud computing and AWS is the undisputed global leader in the market. With its deep understanding of the vertical markets it serves, together with an unrivalled technical expertise, CirrusHQ is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the business opportunity afforded by the cloud. I’m very excited to be joining the team on this journey.”

* Research by on behalf of the Digital Economy Council demonstrates that the UK edtech sector is one of the fastest growing in Europe, with UK companies winning 41% of all EU sector investment in 2019, and over 1,000 companies supplying products and services aimed at children and adults.