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This is your opportunity to work with some of the most exciting (and challenging) Microsoft cloud-based projects, and a great bunch of people!

Cloud Essentials is a long-established Microsoft cloud partner with key locations in the UK and South Africa.  We help companies make the cloud a success for their business by undertaking projects to migrate data, manage high volumes of data, and make their data discoverable.

A great place to work

We are currently recruiting for new team members who will be based in Clevedon, our UK HQ.  Just 30 minutes from Bristol City Centre and Bristol Airport, and directly off junction 20 of the M5, we enjoy beautiful seaside views from our office which is in a grade II listed building.

What we do

It can be difficult to stay on top of Microsoft’s cloud developments and make sure you are getting maximum value from its investment.

That’s where we come in – Cloud Essentials is passionate about helping enterprises take full advantage of Microsoft’s cloud functionality and fill any gaps with complementary solutions.

We are proudly vendor agnostic, assessing the best tools for each job based on hands-on experience with similar projects in similar spheres. We’re not software resellers; we’re specialists in delivering solutions and building partnerships for the long term.

Projects are always planned and implemented against a cohesive project framework, which enables us to set realistic expectations for our customers as they embark on their cloud journey.

As a Cloud Accelerate Microsoft Partner with over 20 years’ experience in delivering messaging and transitional solutions, we help enterprises navigate complexity, explore a multi-cloud strategy, and take advantage of best-of-breed software as a service (SaaS) to exploit their cloud investment as their needs and business challenges evolve.

Current roles

Currently we do not have any job openings.

We've been helping enterprises cope with change since 1998.




years in business

TCP/IP interconnectivity

TCP/IP interconnectivity

In the early 90’s Essential was helping enterprises embrace open computing by linking their proprietary systems with Unix & Microsoft Windows.

Email interconnectivity

Email interconnectivity

We were the first to introduce an SMTP/MIME messaging capability to some of the largest UK and global enterprises.

Enterprise file archiving

Launched enterprise archiving

Essential launched the first enterprise email archive application in the world.

email archive migration

Email migrations

We were moving mailboxes between platforms:  cc:Mail to Microsoft mail, Lotus Notes to Microsoft Mail & more.

Server room

Migration between archives

We started migrations between on-premises archives and messaging formats.

Hear from some of our team members.

Chris Hathaway

I’m really passionate about helping our customers get to grips with how they manage, secure and access their data in the cloud. Data governance has become a theme that gets threaded into every project and it sets us apart from other cloud partners.

We take time to point out the implications of even the most basic cloud configurations. Storing what could be huge volumes of data in the cloud needs careful consideration before you launch feet first into anything.

Chris Hathaway, Operations Director & Cloud Advisor
David Kellett

Being unafraid of being pioneering is where we stand out. We often find ourselves in very niche areas – it means I oversee fewer, but more technically challenging projects, which I love.

David Kellett, Technical Director

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