Gold Sponsors: 


"Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries (broadcast, film, video, interactive media and photo imaging). Jointly funded by industry and government, our job is to make sure that the UK audio visual industries have the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time, so that our industries remain competitive"


"Grant Thornton UK LLP is a leading financial and business adviser with 32 offices nationwide. Our computer games specialist group was set up to exploit our knowledge, interest and involvement in the UK gaming industry.

Our team is well informed on the issues of the UK gaming sector due to our involvement in the sector on both a professional and personal level.

We are the UK member of Grant Thornton International, one of the world's leading international organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. Although Grant Thornton International is
not a worldwide partnership, the firms share a commitment to providing the same high quality service to their clients wherever they do business."

Silver Sponsors:

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"Since it's foundation in 1988, Climax has rapidly grown  into one of the world's leading independent developers of interactive software.  Made up of four divisions LA, Action, Racing and Handheld, the award-winning company  is currently undergoing further expansion in both America and Europe.

Constantly at the epicentre of technological development, Climax is built upon a determination to create cutting-edge games that boast the most advanced technology and superior gameplay."

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"OPM Response Ltd is the number one specialist recruitment consultancy in the computer, console, handheld, wireless, on-line and table top games and associated industries.  Since opening in 1998 OPM has placed candidates within a diverse client roster of over 500 companies Worldwide.  Our clients include EA, Take 2, Eidos, Sony, I-Play, Awesome Developments, Guerrilla, Circle, Pyro, Bioware to name but a few."

Also supported by:

  • Microsoft Games Studios
  • Electronic Arts
  • Blitz Games
  • Activision
  • Develop Magazine