A List of User Groups for UK Managed Service Providers


Here is a list of User Groups of interest to UK based Managed Service Providers and IT Solution Providers that I hope to keep regularly updated.

Peer and User Groups are a fantastic way of accelerating your learning and building your business, and I highly encourage you to get involved.

Need more convincing? Here are 3 good reasons to attend your local user group.


Tech Tribe Local Tribal Gatherings

Open to everyone in the MSP community, including vendors, IT Professionals and IT business owners, The Tech Tribe Local Tribal Gatherings are a series of monthly meetups around the world.

Attendance is open to Tech Tribers and non-Tech Tribers alike.

For more details, including venues, check out The Tech Tribe Local Tribal Gatherings page.


Citrix UK User Group

The UK Citrix User Group is the group created by the Citrix community for the community.

Meeting approximately once a quarter in different venues in Manchester, London and Birmingham, the UK Citrix User Group is a free-to-attend community group for users of Citrix Systems software.

For more details, visit the UK Citrix User Group web page. You can also follow the UK Citrix User Group on Twitter.


CompTIA UK Channel Community

The community was formed in an effort to provide a platform for resellers, distributors, and vendors to focus on developing best practices, business education and resources for companies engaged in the delivery of IT services in the UK.

The community meets face-to-face four times a year. There is no requirement to be a member of CompTIA to join the community, and attendance at the community meetings is free.

For more details visit the CompTIA UK Channel Community web page.

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ConnectWise User Groups

There are a number of Community groups for users of the ConnectWise PSA tool across North-America, Australia and there is also a group named Five Hours Ahead that regularly meet in London for the UK.

Find out more information about ConnectWise User Groups (now known as “IT Nation Share”)


ConnectWise IT Nation Evolve

The group formerly known as Heartlands Technology Group (HTG) is a peer group for IT businesses that lives by the mantra “Business and Personal growth driven by execution”.

The group has (at time of writing) two chapters in the UK – HTG 11 and HTG 25. These UK chapters meet once per quarter.

They also have a Service Executive group in the UK as well.

Find out more details about ConnectWise IT Nation Evolve.

Further Reading:-


Microsoft Cloud User Group

A dedicated Microsoft Cloud User Group focusing on Skype for Business, Office365, Azure and Enterprise Mobility Suite that meets in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

For more details, contact MSCUG on Twitter or visit the Microsoft Cloud User Group website.


Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London

A London User Group aimed at driving awareness for Lync & Unified Communications (UC) related technology – with a little best practice thrown in too.

For more details visit the Microsoft Unified Communications User Group London website.


Microsoft Data Platform Group

The Microsoft Data Platform Group brings the West Midlands Microsoft data platform community together.

Meetings are normally held every other month, usually on a Thursday in Birmingham.

For more details, visit the Microsoft Data Platform Group meetup page.


Trust X Alliance

Ingram Micro’s customer community, Trust X Alliance, is a global community with over 370 solution providers including 30 in the UK.

Their focus is to support the active growth of their partner businesses and offer members a significant competitive and profitable advantage in their market including creating programs and services to help MSPs better manage their business, reduce costs, gain competitive advantage, assist in emerging markets & solutions and help them to achieve economies of scale enjoyed by larger Solution Providers whilst differentiating themselves from their competitors.

They hold 10 meetings each year for primary members (business owners or directors) and the sub-programs meet either monthly or bi-monthly.

For more details, you can visit the US website of Trust X Alliance or email Penny Thompson in the UK.


UK Azure User Group

Meeting monthly in London, Birmingham and other locations in the UK to discuss and consult on Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform.

For more details visit the UK Azure User Group meetup page.


Windows Virtual Desktop Community

Aiming to be the single place where you can learn everything related to Windows Virtual Desktop, the WVD Community creates weekly blog content, scripts, a newsletter and more.

For more details, visit the WVD Community Site.


UK Windows Virtual Desktop User Group

UKWVDUG is a User Group focusing on Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop and technologies related to the service.

The meetings are a mixture of virtual and in-person meetings.

For more details, visit the UK Windows Virtual Desktop User Group meetup page.


Yammer User Group

An occasional meet up for Office 365 and Yammer users in London.

For more details visit the Yammer User Group meetup page.

Other Groups

If you have a User or Peer Group you’d like me to list, then please contact me.


Image used courtesy of Garfield Andersson under Creative Commons license.


  • Richard Tubb2019-05-03 09:36:43

    Porter -- thank you! You can subscribe to my newsletter at https://www.tubblog.co.uk/nl

  • Porter2019-04-30 20:52:51

    I really wanted to continue reading! I'll absolutely apply some of the ideas myself, you're brilliant. Do you have a subscriber list that I can also join?

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