Sponsors & Hosts

If you are interested in becoming a sponser, please email sponsor@learninggatewayconference.com.


Combined Knowledge

Combined Knowledge specialises in the exclusive training on SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. We pride ourselves in being the leading training provider of these courses for Europe and the Middle East using the Mindsharp course materials. Combined Knowledge has been delivering SharePoint classes for over 6 years around the world and boasts some of the best SharePoint Trainers with the industry's highest qualifications such as MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). Our portfolio of SharePoint courses are everything a company needs to successfully deliver a SharePoint implementation over the lifespan of the project.


MLS is the UK's leading provider of library management systems to education.

Established since 1981, our friendly team at MLS have been working together at the forefront of library automation. We've led the way on a number of successful advancements, being the first to incorporate biometric technology into our systems, developing hand held mobile solutions and most recently, integrating library resource centre management with learning platforms and VLE's.

We have recognised the importance of developing integration with the learning platforms,in particular sharepoint and since doing so have created a huge amount of success integrating and extending our web based library management system, Eclipse.net. This development has enabled us to expand our product portfolio whilst also driving competencies in new technologies including silverlight. The benefits realised by this type of innovation are felt directly by the parents, teachers and students through an interactive and information rich tapestry of web parts all focused on enhancing literacy in our schools and homes.

Over the years we've made it our priority to listen carefully to our customers, constantly evolving our systems to keep pace with ongoing developments in the educational industry. We have a strong understanding of the unique requirements of our market, already providing ongoing support to thousands of schools and colleges and the popularity of our systems now extends to over 11,000 educational clients just in the UK alone. Our growing community of new and existing users continues to develop, securing our leading position in the UK and generating further success throughout Europe and the rest of the globe.

Our ongoing commitment to product development ensures that we will always have one eye on the future. You can be certain that whatever your future requirements, we will always provide the very best solution for you.


Capitas' market leading Management Information System (MIS), SIMS, is used every day by over 22,000 schools in the UK. SIMS is an integrated MIS that assists with attendance management, financial administration, curriculum planning and online learning. By using a single integrated database to store pupil information, SIMS saves time, increases data accuracy and helps raise standards in schools by performing complex analysis of pupil performance data.

Teachers, parents and pupils can retrieve information that is relevant to them from SIMS directly, using the new SIMS Learning Gateway, a key driver towards personalising learning and improving home-school links.


SalamanderSoft Limited

SalamanderSoft is a small dynamic company dedicated to providing products and solutions to the Education sector, including for Microsoft Learning Gateway. We provide products which automatically synchronise your MIS system (Sims, Facility CMIS etc) with Active Directory, SharePoint and Moodle, and also provide a number of web parts, including our popular My Documents web part which allows access to your home folders through SharePoint. The managing director and owner of SalamanderSoft is Richard Willis who is also presenting at the event.

BFC Networks

BFC Networks is a small business who specialises in Microsoft Learning Gateway implementations for schools and also large scale deployments. We take the standard Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange and customise it to your exact organistional need so that your staff, pupils and other stakeholder can benefit from the full capabilities of these products. We believe that it's about how you want to use the product, not the products itself. The managing director and owner of BFC Networks is Alex Pearce who is also presenting at the event.


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