Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner?


Together with our sponsors we aim to create great experiences and delight our participants. We offer sponsor packages at various price points and are always happy to tailor a package to your needs. If you want to become a SDinGov sponsor or supporter, please get in touch with us to discuss things further.

Community Groups

We’re interested in hearing from meetup groups and not-for-profit organisations looking to expand awareness of their activities. A discount is available to meetup and user groups that help promote SDinGov to their members. If you organise, or are a member of, a a group and would like more information please contact us.

Transform UK. Making people's work and lives better through human-centred design.


Transform's mission is to harness the power of human-centred design to create products and services that make people’s work and home lives better so they can do amazing things.

Our researchers, designers, analysts and engineers focus on human dynamics and contexts to transform experiences. Our work ensures everyone who needs a service can access it. We are proud winners of the Service Design Network Award and a BIMA 10 for our HMCTS Immigration and Asylum Appeals work. 


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Assist Knowledge Development is a long-standing provider of training, qualifications and apprenticeships, helping customers develop business skills underpinned by the practical application of tools and techniques. The company offers a wide choice of virtual classroom training courses, selected face-to-face training and flexible eLearning. All training is well-researched, flexible, customer-centric and is delivered by experts in their respective fields.  

AssistKD was a key part of the 4-year development phase of the new A4Q Service Designer qualification. Assist’s Service Design Director Jonathan Hunsley was co-chief Architect. Understand more about the scheme here  A4Q Certified Service Designer - Alliance 4 Qualification ( It is all about practical take-aways with 140+ techniques and approaches for the service designers’ toolkit.           

AssistKD provide courses in the core modules of Business Service Design, Design Thinking and CX Analysis. Together with one elective module (Business Service Architecture, Business Acumen or Service Design Consultancy), the courses offer a clear pathway to the new A4Q Certified Service Designer qualification. Course outlines can be viewed here 

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The learning content within our A4Q courses forms the basis of our Level 6 Service Designer Apprenticeship scheme. Our programme of learning is fully audited, with the same low mentor-to-apprentice ratio and specialist training from experts in the field as our highly successful Business Analyst apprenticeship scheme. In 2022 we were rated Outstanding by Ofsted for apprenticeship training provision.      

Jo, Lawrence, Pete and Jonathan would love to say hello during the conference. We’ll have choccies on our stand as well as nifty service design toolkits to give away.    

#AssistKD #servicedesign #designthinking #servicedesigner 

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The JGA Group has been providing professional and vocational training since its foundation by Jane Goodwin in 1991. We are delighted to be the first provider of the new Service Designer apprenticeship.

Our course was designed with Val Mitchell and Tash Wilcocks of Snook, with resource creation by inclusive design expert Anthony Giannoumis. Expertise was also generously provided by James Symonds (Dorset Council), Clara Greo (trainer, ex-Government Digital Service & NHS), Jo Carter (We Are Service Works) and especially Amit Patel (Experience Haus)

Thanks also to Chair of the Trailblazer Group which developed the standard, Imogen Miles of Adur & Worthing Councils.

The apprenticeship offers 18 months of well-structured training, blending 1-2-1 coaching, small group teaching and work focused projects. It brings learning to the job and the job to the learning.

We hold the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and a 2023 national apprenticeship provider award.

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dxw is a leading employee owned digital agency that works with the public and third sectors. Our employees are based across the UK. We’re remote first but come together at our Leeds HQ and London hub for work and social things. 

We work in partnership with our clients to make life better for the people who use public services and the teams that run them.

We’ve made it our job to fix some of the difficult stuff in government. We’re proud of the work we’ve been doing this year with the Probation Service to make sure people have a home to go to when they leave prison. 

When we became employee owned in 2021 we committed ourselves to working in the best interests of public service users and our staff. In January last year, we were excited to welcome our partners, Neontribe as part of the dxw family.

We work for the public good and great service design is at the heart of what we do. We work in the open wherever we can. You’ll find the way we work in our playbook, and our code on GitHub.

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Border Crossing UX

Border Crossing UX is a user experience design consultancy based in Edinburgh and London.

We accelerate innovation, adoption, and growth. For over 10 years, our research, facilitation, strategy, and user-centred design services have produced profitable outcomes across sectors.

Medium-to-large companies and public sector organisations choose us to:

  • Evaluate experiences
  • Explore new opportunities
  • Solve complex problems
  • Launch new value propositions, products, and services.

Clients include: The Scottish Government, National Galleries of Scotland, NHS Scotland, NHS 24, NHS GGC, Lothian Buses, CGI, Webhelp, MDDUS, and Lockton Insurance.