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We’re here to make IT work


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 someone that we could trust, that didn’t sell us things that were out of our remit and that might pre-empt future improvements to our system. We wanted someone that could take our IT worries away.

IT for Starters were the only one of the three companies that we saw that could do this with a calm and collected approach that caused minimal disruption to our company and employees. They ensured that we were all confident with the new system and offered guidance and assistance as things progressed. We’re delighted to have the peace of mind that they are on hand should we have any IT issues. I would have no hesitation in recommending IT for Starters!

Tania Verdonk, Managing Director, Spirus Marketing

IT for Starters are a great team to work with – they’ve supported Horizon’s internal team seamlessly. From an end user’s point of view, their team are knowledgeable and responsive and have allowed us to react quickly to the demands of a rapidly growing enterprise.

Dr Chris Lowe, Head of Research Operations, Horizon Discovery Horizon Discovery

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. I have been consistently impressed by their dependability and their efforts to always find the optimal solution for us, and not just impose some standard, one-size-fits-all solution. Highly recommended.

Dr Tom Carrell, CEO, Cydar Medical Cydar Medical Ltd

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. Our business is heavily reliant on our IT systems and so I congratulate them on successfully ensuring that we have seen no downtime during their tenure.

Andrew Osmant, Managing Director, Cambridge Mechatronics

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.

It would be easy to deliver this by implementing gold-plated and expensive solutions to every problem we encounter, but IT for Starters deliver pragmatic solutions to reasonable cost in short timelines through engaging their broad network, both in the UK and in the US.

In my view the team’s USP is their ability to deliver an outsourced service that feels like it is an in-house operation through building trust and superb working relationships with the customer.

Dr Michael Skynner, VP Operations and Discovery, Bicycle Therapeutics 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 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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