3rd*, 4th & 5th October
Manchester, UK

Our Sponsors

Everything from the catering to the goodie bags have been made possible by Sponsors contributions and for this we are massively thankful to the organisations listed below:


Hosting and colocation firm UKFast puts the heart in hosting – connecting businesses with their clients 24/7/365 by custom-building its own data centres, filling them with best-of-breed technology and connecting them to the internet at the fastest speeds possible.


We’re big enough to deliver and small enough to care – we’ve achieved a £23 million turnover but remain wholly owned by the family that founded us in 1999. We’ve spent 15 years developing a team of 220 extraordinary people and a portfolio of products that we’re incredibly proud of. Our technology allows the baggage carousels at airports to work, packaging for pharmaceuticals to be printed correctly and armed forces to communicate with their loved ones at home.


With more than 500,000 domains and 5,000 clients, UKFast is responsible for the internet fortunes of some of the world’s biggest brands and most exciting startups. From day one, our focus on customer service has been the driving force behind our growth and it continues to set us apart from other providers in our industry.


We’re also obsessed with innovation – we spent £5million on it last year. Our R&D team benefit from the Google 80/20 rule, spending one day out of five on development and building their own products. In 2013 UKFast launched eCloud, the largest available cloud in the country, representing a £12 million investment in enterprise-grade technology and a support promise that is unrivalled in the industry.


As well as providing exceptional hosting solutions, we also have a highly-competitive Partner Programme which, amongst other benefits, allows you to generate 10% monthly-commission payments on referred business.

Magma Digital

Magma Digital Ltd are PHP experts who not only initiate and complete new projects but also relish the challenge of adopting existing or failing projects. We apply our skills, abilities and confidence into all our  projects to create world-class web applications that will meet the needs of SME and Enterprise organisations alike. No matter what troubles clients have, we can help you solve them!



Magma Digital have been instrumental in organising the PHPNW events and conferences since their inception in 2008. Our motivation to getting involved in PHPNW is that  we strongly believe in supporting the local web community and promoting best practice within our wider industry. We hope you have a great time at the conference and look forward to meeting you during the weekend. Don’t forget to come and say hello at our stand.

Engine Yard

Engine Yard is the leading cloud application management platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage and monitor PHP applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a broad and trusted application cloud and expert support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their infrastructure. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard.


Inviqa, Session Digital and SensioLabs UK make up The Inviqa Group, a unique combination of the UK’s leading PHP, eCommerce and Symfony experts.


We’re proud to count leading members of the PHP community in our team of 130 spread across seven locations in the UK. We love burritos and our legendary internal developer days as much as we do open source, and we aim to deliver quality projects that help our clients get on with being the best at what they do.


Inviqa is the leading PHP and enterprise open source company in the UK, delivering the most complex and interesting digital projects for leading organisations including the BBC, Comic Relief, and PZ Cussons.


Session Digital is the country’s largest Magento Gold Partner designing and building powerful and beautiful eCommerce sites for world famous brands.


SensioLabs is the creator of the Symfony framework and organiser of SymfonyLive London.


We’ve built the world’s leading platform for aggregating and processing social & news data, processing several terabytes of data every day from Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, LexisNexis, Instagram and hundreds of blogs, boards and forums.

As a DataSift Engineer, while working on several tech stacks, the challenges you will face daily range from Web Scaling to Distributed Systems to Big Data. Our platform is a large-scale Service-Oriented Architecture, written in C++, Java, Scala, PHP, Go. We use Hadoop, MySQL, Redis, Kafka, ZeroMQ, pushing everything beyond the limits.

Now we’re building something even bigger – join us and help us tackle huge engineering challenges.


Sky Betting & Gaming is a pure online business that brings the excitement of Sports Betting, Casino Games, Poker and Bingo to a rapidly growing number of customers in the leisure betting market. Sustained growth over the last few years and a close relationship with Sky Sports provides a unique opportunity to deliver an “Easy, Exciting, Sky” experience to a growing customer base across the full range of online channels.


We have multiple scrums creating rich web applications and forging ahead with the most rapidly changing online gaming experience.  This isn’t just some bookie’s website – this is Sky.


  • uk-fast
  • magma-digital
  • engine-yard
  • sky-bet
  • data-sift
  • inviqa
  • human-made
  • ampersand
  • github
  • pale-purple
  • google
  • server-groove
  • docnet
  • jadu
  • oreilly
  • php-storm
  • php-architect
  • zend