DevOpsGuys changes name to DevOpsGroup to reflect growing diversity

The UK professional services company, which specialises in DevOps engineering consultancy and training, has also acquired Agile Snap, a Cardiff based training organisation.

Coco Brown, who joined the board of DevOpsGroup, commented on the latest growth plans news, said: “The name change is in part a conscious effort to demonstrate our diversity and inclusivity. People are the most important asset in any business but the culture at DevOpsGroup is particularly exceptional.”

“This is a testament to the company’s focus on health and well-being but also creating an environment that’s fun and engaging – all of which maximises potential and performance, allowing for creativity and collaboration to flow.”

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Coco Brown’s introduction to the board is part of the business’s plan to strengthen its leadership, which has also seen the introduction of Adam Hale as Chairman bringing nearly 30 years of experience working with technology-centric companies, as well as; Alex Garfitt, Paul Heywood and James Henderson.

James Smith, founder and CEO of DevOpsGroup, said: “When Steve Thair and I started this company in 2013, we were two technologists from Development and Operations, with a belief that we could make a real difference to the way companies delivered IT services by putting people, process, and technology at the heart of digital transformation.”

“Now with over 70 people, we want our brand to truly reflect our passion to be an inclusive company and embody our bold desire to scale. Our new name is reflective of who we are today, but one thing remains unchanged which is our passion for enabling IT transformation at the speed of disruption.”

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In the last five years, the consultancy has grown to a team of more than 70 specialists based across the UK. Clients range from small and mid-sized companies to blue-chip enterprises including ASOS, Admiral Insurance, BAE Systems, and Vodafone.

DevOpsGroup acquisition of Agile Snap expands the groups’ capability to deliver certified Agile and DevOps training.

Agile Snap founder, James Harvey said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to become part of the DevOpsGroup. Agile Snap and DevOpsGroup have always had extremely aligned core values and after working in partnership for over 18 months, this was a natural progression. We are committed to providing the very best learning opportunities to develop excellent IT talent and we’re incredibly excited to be a part of evolving this vision as part of the DevOpsGroup Academy.”

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