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Sparta Global named as finalist for Santander Technology Business of the Year

Sparta Global has today been announced as a finalist at the 2020 Growing Business Awards for the Sandander Technology Business of the Year. Read below to find out more...

LONDON, 11th, August 2020: Sparta Global: a technology services company focussed on attracting, training and delivering the UK’s top business and technology professionals, has today been announced as a finalist at the 2020 Growing Business Awards for the Sandander Technology Business of the Year. The awards are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses, bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and teams.

Celebrating businesses that have used technology solutions to disrupt an existing market, the Santander Technology Business of the Year accolade recognises business that use AI, robotics, CRM or automation to grow their business and effect change.

On being named a finalist, Sparta Global CEO David Rai, says; “Entrepreneurial spirit underpins everything we do at Sparta Global and we are thrilled to be recognised as a business that is growing sustainably in a fast-changing market. This award shortlist is testament to the unending commitment our Spartan community and employees share around advancing automation and innovation for our clients and the wider IT industry.”

Founded in 2014 to bridge the digital skills gap in the UK, Sparta Global has since:

  • Trained more than 2000 ‘Spartan’ consultants
  • Established partnerships with close to 60 organisations in almost every sector
  • April 2019: opened a brand-new Head Office and training Academy in London – a collaborative space located in 125 London Wall which has doubled training capacity
  • October 2019: opened its refurbished Birmingham Academy – again increasing training capability and growing its regional team to support its offering in the Midlands

“Our plans to continue to grow are matched by our drive to innovate our services for clients and respond to market needs and trends,” David continues. “In 2019 we added a Data Science stream to our Academy training programme and will soon be expanding our training offering to develop consultants in skills such as AI, process automation and cyber security. Covid-19 pushed our business to adapt quickly to a new working world. This challenge combined with our finalist status at the Growing Business Awards has given us a given us a renewed desire to innovate and grow even more.” 

The Growing Business Awards announcement comes four months after Sparta Global was named Employer winner at the 2020 Technology Playmaker Awards in partnership with The award recognised Sparta Global’s commitment to advancing the diversity agenda internally and working with clients to foster more diverse hiring across the IT and technology industry.




About Sparta Global

Sparta Global is a technology services company specialising in the provision of highly skilled technology consultants – trained to add value in any workplace environment.

Predominantly an early-careers and graduate employer, Sparta Global gives individuals with a passion for technology access to free training in areas such as; Software Development, DevOps, Testing, Data and Business Analysis. We equip our Spartan consultants with the exceptional collaborative and analytic skills they need to power short and long-term digital projects, connecting organisations with a diverse pool of technology talent that has the knowledge to take advantage of emerging technology trends.

At the completion of their Academy courses, our trainees transition to ‘Spartans’ and are assigned to work on projects with Sparta Global clients across the UK. We now attract, train, deliver and support business and technology professionals for more than a hundred organisations across the UK and Ireland, including: the Home Office, ASOS, Three Mobile, Deloitte, Direct Line Group, RBS and many more.

All Spartans are geographically flexible, offer a refreshing alternative to outsourced IT models and are a cost-effective way for companies to build and sustain future talent pipelines. Employees for the duration of our continuous learning programme, Spartans are also an IR35 compliant resource.

*Sparta Global is also ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certified.


Media contact: 

Annabelle Price

PR & Marketing Manager

M: 07557 569 238