After obtaining a dealership with a then little known accounting software company called “Sage” our company was formed. Originally called H&S Computers Services, being the computer arm of an accountancy practice in which our MD was a partner.
We supplied accounting and payroll solutions to a receptive market of first time computer users. Back then it all started with Sage Popular on an Amstrad PCW.
We are still a Sage dealer, now called a business partner and sell, train and support the current Sage 50 range of software. Over the years we have computerised well over 500 businesses.
Evolving Our Services
The company at this point was still mainly involved in providing Sage solutions, supplying PC’s and printers and the occasional small network. Internet, emails and web-trading were becoming a part of everyday business.
Neil Downham had joined the company and with his accountancy background assisted with Sage support and installations. It was apparent however that first time computer users were now less common and hardware and network services were becoming more sought after. We decided a change in direction was needed and we set out to become an all-round computer company supplying all the IT needs of an average SME.
Local Solutions, Worldwide Potential
We changed our name to Hands-On Computer Solutions to further promote the broad range of IT services now being supplied. Hands-On now designs and installs network systems, provides website & email facilities together with working from home solutions. But by far our biggest growth area was in providing customers with Network Support Contracts. We currently look after systems for more than 150 local companies which are serviced by our 5 technical support staff. We also won the Sage IT advisor of the year award, given for excellence in providing IT solutions to clients.
In 2016 we purchased & developed our own premises to allow further growth of the business.
The Present Day
We currently look after systems for more than 150 local companies which are serviced by our 6 technical support staff.
We support businesses and charities across all sectors using a variety of systems.