Recognising the solution that has transformed the independent living sector; this award recognises the solution that epitomises originality, usability and effectiveness.
Kelvin Kirby has over 50 years of experience in industry and business. Currently the CEO of Technology Associates a global project management software consultancy and Gold Microsoft Partner, he has held other positions including Worldwide President for the International Association of Microsoft Partners (IAMCP) and has been on various boards of directors for more than 30 years.
Originally a sponsored engineering student with BL Cars in the late 70''s, he graduated with an honours degree in Engineering and subsequently gained an MSc in Information Systems whilst working at Jaguar Cars and then obtained an MBA in 1989, before starting his own IT business.
Through a separate company he provides mentoring advice to businesses on how to scale and grow and has investment interests in more than 20 other companies in Europe and USA. A passionate advocate for technology and software, his interests outside of work include travel, Autosport and photography.