Our MVPs

At CPS, we are proud to have four Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) who, together with their colleagues, align process, technology and adoption for our customers to deliver a complete end-to-end, joined up solution that meets their business needs.


Meet our MVPs

MVPs are technology experts that have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies, and share their knowledge with the community.


Iain Smith, MVP

Professional Services Director

Awarded MVP for Office Apps and Services with special interest in Microsoft Unified Communications platforms, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.

A highly respected Microsoft MVP and specialist in Unified Communications across Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Iain has over 14 years’ experience in business system development, and architectural design and implementation spanning the full project and systems development lifecycles in legal, financial services and contact centre/telecoms contexts. 

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Paul Mather, MVP

Head of PPM Solution Architecture

Awarded MVP for Office Apps and Services with a special interest in Project, Project Server and Project Online along with other related technologies

As Head of PPM Solution Architecture, Paul ensures that our solutions meet the specific business needs for our customers through PPM Sales support, PPM escalations, PPM consultancy and as lead Product Design / architect.

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Alan Eardley, MVP

Head of Modern Workplace

Awarded MVP for Office Apps & Services with a special interest in Power Platform and security and tools that support work management.

Alan specialises in increasing productivity using Microsoft 365, the Power Platform and Project.  Passionate about productivity, Alan shares his knowledge with customers and the community, to support work management and technical introductions to the Power Platform and security. 

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Garry Trinder, MVP

Solution Architect

Awarded MVP for Office Development with a special interest in SharePoint products in various capacities from administrator, power user, developer, and consultant.

Garry has over 10 years’ experience and uses his wide knowledge of the Microsoft Cloud (Microsoft 365, Power Platform, Azure), to design and architect solutions that achieve the desired outcomes within organisational constraints.

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