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.

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

Our company has demanding information security and regulatory requirements. IT for Starters have supported us from when we first set up in an empty mill building and as we have grown. They bring a deep understanding of the pace, budgets and evolving needs of a small company...

Dr Tom Carrell, CEO, Cydar Medical

IT for Starters have been responsible for managing and developing the IT infrastructure at Cambridge Mechatronics. Their professionalism and skills are outstanding and the service provided has resulted in an IT environment that is trusted by our team of Cambridge engineers...

Andrew Osmant, Managing Director, Cambridge Mechatronics

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