Who are we and where did we come from?

  1. Jun 1999
    Our first office: Wesley Chambers, Aldershot
    Our first office: Wesley Chambers, Aldershot

    Net Technical Solutions was established in June 1999 and was the brainchild of Managing Director Alistair Mackenzie. The company was originally based in Aldershot, (in the offices pictured opposite), and spent the first 8 years of its life providing IT support, network security and web-based software development services to a growing number of small to medium businesses in and around the Hampshire/Surrey borders.

  2. Jul 2007

    Meanwhile, half way round the M25, Commercial Director Ben Stupples was busy building Unity IT Services, a similar IT Managed Service Provider based in Watford, Herts. And through the power of networking the two organisations came together in July 2007.

  3. Jan 2011

    Over the next few years the business continued to grow exponentially and Alistair and Ben’s shared vision began to take shape. A one-stop solution for IT support, IT services and software development, delivered by a friendly down to earth team, underpinned by first class account management and strong business systems. The business moved from Aldershot to Farnham in January 2011, largely to accommodate the now 16-strong team, and 3 years later another big milestone in the Net Technical story took place.

  4. Jun 2014

    We had known the owners of Aldershot-based Dunston IT for many years, so when Managing Director Malcolm Hearn was looking towards retirement we struck a deal and the business was officially acquired in June 2014. We doubled in size overnight to 32 employees which brought its challenges, not least the need to relocate to larger offices in The Millennium Centre, Farnham, where we are now based. Not only did we take on some fabulous new customers, but also some amazing staff and chief among these was Richard Brain, former Dunston shareholder and now Technical Director at Net Technical.

  5. Now 2020

    ...and that brings us to the present day where the business continues to flourish and in 2019 we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a sailing trip and overnight stay for all 40 staff to the Isle of Wight. We remain passionate about what we are doing, we have a wonderful team working for us and we are blessed with a truly special bunch of customers, many of whom have been with us since it all started, and long may that continue. If you are a prospective customer reading this, then we would be delighted to welcome you into the ‘Net Tech family’.

Our Team

We are proud to have built up a long-serving team that contains a wealth of experience from all walks of life, not just the IT industry, with many employees having given more than 10 years of continuous service.

We all have a great enthusiasm for technology but are not techno-geeks – a fact of which we are immensely proud! We are a talented, friendly and approachable bunch and love what we do, believing in proactive IT support with a personal touch.

Our technical staff are hand-picked to fit the Net Technical ethos and so everyone we employ must have the right mix of technical competency and customer facing skills. As a result we like to think that we are genuinely nice people to work with.

Tier 1 Service Desk
The 1st Line Support team is led by Laura-Ann Grant who has been with Net Technical for 8 years and manages the team consisting of Charlie Botterill, Dean Thatcher, Joe Window, Jack Lacey, Joe Gamble, Shane Doherty, Alex Walsh, Ish Choudhury and Jim Winstanley.

Tier 2 Support Team
Our 2nd Line Support team is led by Simon Everard following his promotion to this position early in 2019. In April 2019 Andreas Jones made the switch from 1st to 2nd line, joining existing engineers Mike Murphy and Peter McWilliams, the latter of whom recently celebrated his 10th anniversary with the company. Completing this team we have Michelle Mudave who manages our busy workshop area.

Tier 3 Field Engineering Team
Out in the field, Senior Engineer Alan Jeffery and Network Engineer Elliott Lewis are both fast approaching 10 years with the business and they are joined by Chris Paige, George Stanistreet and Alex Duplock who make up the rest of the team.

Overall responsibility for the IT Service Desk sits with Service Delivery Manager Jo Dew and completing the Network Support team we have IT Security Manager Jamie Williams who has been with us since 2002. Our most senior technical heads are Gareth Phillips (Technical Manager) and Richard Brain (Technical Director) who have been in the business for an impressive 17 and 22 years respectively, Richard’s service including his time with Dunston IT with whom we merged in 2014.

Web Development
Our busy Software Development team have recently welcomed Will Hardie into the new position of Apprentice Developer, joining existing Web Dpp Developer Stephen Rutter, Project Manager Andrea McIver, and of course Senior Developer and Operations Manager William McSkimming, who heads up the team and has been with us since 2003.

Finance & HR
Head of Finance and HR team is Laura Porter who has also been with us for 17 years. Laura’s team consists of Finance Assistant Trude Dudley who has been with us since 2005, Office Administrator Lindsey Hines-Dedman and Talent Acquisition Executive Karin Mankour.

Sales & Marketing
Commercial Director Ben Stupples will shortly celebrate 15 years in the business and has overall responsibility for business development, marketing and account management. His team consists of Senior Account Manager Ian Jobber, Account Managers Penny Wilson, James Steer, Jonny Taunton and Lauren Niblett, Client Services Executive Jemma Cooke and Marketing Executive Vikki Croxson. Former owner of Dunston IT, Malcolm Hearn, also continues to work for Net Technical on a consultancy basis.

Last but by no means least, Managing Director Alistair Mackenzie continues to steer the ship, as he has done for over 20 years, ably assisted by co-Director/Shareholders Ben and Richard and the senior management team.

So, with a healthy mix of old and new staff, and some in-between, our head office in Farnham, Surrey contains a great team of employees, all dedicated to supporting our varied customer base. Please see below to put faces to names and find out more about our team.

Directors

Sales & Marketing

Network Support

Development Team

Finance HR & Admin

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Our Customers

We are lucky to work with a great variety of clients from many different sectors and of different sizes right across the South East of England, building strong relationships and partnerships over time. Many of our clients have come to see our friendly, experienced staff as trusted advisors or even a part of their business, rather than simply service support providers.

Over the years we have built up a great deal of experience and expertise in a number of key verticals such as Legal, Accountancy, Financial Planning, Estate Agency and Education to name but a few. Many firms operating in these areas require similar software, services and support so we can often use the knowledge gained with one client to help another - all whilst operating within the strict boundaries of confidentiality and data protection.

Much as there are some similarities, we also recognise that each business is unique and we make sure that we treat them accordingly, adapting our style to meet their specific requirements. For some we operate as a completely outsourced IT department providing proactive server and computer support, day to day IT troubleshooting and strategic planning/advice. In other cases, particularly with larger customers, we work alongside their existing internal IT department to provide 2nd and 3rd line support as well as escalation, holiday and sickness cover and project work.

Some customers use us purely for our bespoke software development capabilities but most commonly we are a one-stop solution for everything – one number to call for all IT issues.

If you are a prospective client, reading this for the first time, please do get in contact. We’ll have a friendly chat about your requirements and see where it takes us. To see what our customers think about us or why they chose us please click here.

Our Typical Client might...

be based in:

  • Surrey
  • Hampshire
  • Berkshire
  • London
  • Kent
Net Tech work with clients based in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and Kent

require suppport for:

1-5 Servers
15-150 Users
1-5 Locations
10-50 Mobile Devices

operate in:

  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Professional Svcs
  • Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Automotive/Transport
  • Leisure/Recreation
  • Security Services
  • Print/Promotion
  • HR/Recruitment
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Education/Charity

Our Partners

We pride ourselves on not being tied to any manufacturers so that we can provide you with impartial advice for your company's needs. However, in order to offer you the best and most reliable, competitive products on the market we work with a set of preferred partners and can offer you solutions for server hardware, PCs and laptops, printing, data backup, Internet connectivity, wireless networking, security, email, web hosting, VoIP telephony and all other aspects of your IT infrastructure.

Servers & Computers

IT Network Hardware

Security Software & Services

NET TECHNICAL HAS BEEN A MICROSOFT GOLD CERTIFIED PARTNER FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS!

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner we are recognised as having the experience and expertise to specify, install, maintain and support Windows based systems, and we hold Microsoft competencies in the following areas:

Microsoft Gold Certifed Partner

We are particularly proud of our Gold competency, as this demonstrates our ability to deploy and support Microsoft Server and Cloud solutions at the highest level attainable. Our breadth of experience covers all of the major Microsoft products including Windows 7, 8 and 10, Office 365, Windows Server, Exchange, SQL and IIS, along with Hyper-V virtualisation.

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Can't see the right job for you?

We are constantly on the lookout for talented, friendly people to join our team in Farnham, Surrey and would still love to hear from you. Simply send us your CV to recruitment@ntsols.com stating the type of role that interests you and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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