A Leeds-based strategic consultancy has become the first organisation in the EMEA region to achieve the prestigious Cloudflare Authorised Service Delivery Partner (ASDP) status. CDS are specialists in enabling strategic change in large complex organisations for clients such as the Home Office, Insight Investments, Yorkshire Water and the NHS.

As the first recognised partner in this region, CDS will benefit from exclusive resources offered by Cloudflare. The Cloudflare One platform, which offers Zero Trust cyber security services on a global network, has grown by 70% YOY. The team announced the partnership programme in January 2023, and CDS gained membership status in March.

CDS’ mission is to help private and public sector organisations get the best from their technology, focusing on cyber security, resilience, and a zero trust security model. The firm can also improve its customer service provision with exclusive perks — including access to named Cloudflare One service delivery managers and partner incentive funds.

Miguel Ferreira, head of cloud services for CDS, said: "We are thrilled to be the first agency in EMEA to achieve Cloudflare’s ASDP status. Being a part of this programme is critical for us because it validates our commitment to excellence and provides us with the tools and support we need to deliver successful engagements.”

CDS has already made incredible strides since becoming a partner, with the team having applied Cloudflare’s resources and funds to projects for large public and private sector organisations, including Social Work England, Single Online Home for all UK police services and National Rail Enquiries.

With a 170—strong team of subject matter experts, CDS focus on delivering improved outcomes across digital infrastructure, digital experience, operations, and outsourced services. This new partnership status will help to optimise their offering even further.

Miguel continued: “At CDS, we consider ourselves to be the champions of our clients, helping them to navigate and enable change. Part of this is giving our clients confidence to make significant technology decisions that could make or break their aspirations for digital transformation. Being able to rely on a professional services partner with, in this case, Cloudflare ASDP status, significantly reduces the risk associated with these types of decisions.

“We look forward to working closely with the Cloudflare team to deliver innovative solutions and exceptional customer experiences.”