We’re here to make IT work

We’re here to make IT work

About us

With many years of IT experience, you can be safe in the knowledge that our strong team of experienced IT for Starters engineers knows how to make IT work for you, whatever your business or requirement.

Based in Swavesey, we offer tailored IT support in Cambridge, Swavesey, St Ives, Ely and Newmarket, although we’re more than happy to quote for services outside this area.

Whether you're a small or medium business, self-employed or a start-up, our IT support and consultancy services can be tailored to your specific needs, so why not contact us for an initial discussion?

Darren Bucknall, Director

Darren Bucknall, Director

Darren moved to Cambridge back in 1998, where he joined the University of Cambridge Admin Computing Unit after a successful sandwich year there in 1996–97.

Over the next decade, Darren took up various IT roles in the pharmaceutical, wireless broadband, biotech and clinical diagnostic sectors. In this time, vast experience was gained in start-ups to large organisations, finishing as head of IT before setting up IT for Starters.

In 2008, Darren started IT for Starters with an aim to provide local business with friendly, value-led and experienced IT support. IT for Starters has grown from strength to strength and its focus is still to provide a friendly, cost-effective IT service.

Richard Hughes, Director

Richard Hughes, Director

Richard first moved to Cambridge from Cardiff in 2001, when he joined Astex Technology to work on the company’s molecular sciences, bioinformatics and database project.

He subsequently moved into IT full-time, becoming a systems engineer responsible for the laboratory based IT systems and the day-to-day running of the desktop and server infrastructure. In 2008, Richard became the IT manager of local engineering company Cambridge Mechatronics, where he updated the entire IT infrastructure from employing Microsoft Exchange and Windows Servers, to new telephone systems and virtual linux infrastructure.

In 2012, Richard joined IT for Starters as a director, keen to exploit his background in start-up businesses and his IT mantra of ‘keeping things simple’.

IT for Starters are aligned with our way of thinking. They understand the dynamic biotech business model that we need to operate within and are tuned to delivering a customised and responsive service that helps us deliver on our company objectives...

Dr Michael Skynner, VP Operations and Discovery, Bicycle Therapeutics

IT for Starters offer everything that we, as a start-up business, need from an IT consultancy. They understand our business needs and offer timely, expert and cost-effective IT support on everything from mobile apps to server solutions...

Jerry Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Fingerprinting

In February 2013 our two businesses came together to form Spirus. Along with the merger, the two offices moved into one new office location. We soon realised it was important to merge our two company systems into one slick, safe and more accessible system with the peace of mind of being fully backed up. What we were looking for in an IT company was...

Tania Verdonk, Managing Director, Spirus Marketing

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