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.

Paula Land, HR & Accounts Manager

Paula Land, HR & Accounts Manager

Paula is Cambridge born and bred. Before joining IT for Starters in 2019 Paula spent 26 years in retail. Predominately working in management roles including training and store management.

Bringing her experience to IT for Starters, Paula’s role includes Human Resources, Finance Administration, Health & Safety and keeping the team in check!

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

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

We’ve been impressed with how efficient, knowledgeable and reliable IT for Starters have been – their experience in the biotech and start-up arena is just what we needed from an IT support company...

Grant Hawthorne, Chief Operating Officer, Auspherix

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