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By Gabrielle Cox 18 Oct, 2017
Last week the team headed to Ashton Gate to the Business Showcase South West. 

We had a fantastic day exhibiting for the first time and met a whole host of brilliant people. We also teamed up with Rowena Fielding from Protecture to present a hugely informative talk on the new General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR). Every seat was filled and lots of notes were taken as Rowena delivered a fantastic talk. 

If you missed the talk and worried you're not ready for GDPR (coming into force May 2018) give us a call and our team, along with Rowena,  can ensure you and your business are ready! 

Get in touch on 0117 2140 299 or 
By Gabrielle Cox 13 Oct, 2017
We are incredibly proud to announce that we are the winners of the Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards for the Best in Specialist IT Support Services - UK for the second year in a row!   

During the awards process Corporate LiveWire invited over 100,000 businesses and corporate professionals, the general public and their subscriber base to nominate associations, companies & individuals based on their achievements and strengths. Additionally Corporate Livewire’s extensive research team put forward a selection of individuals who have excelled within their industry.
Information was submitted on each nominee and their independent judging panel decided upon the most deserving teams, practices and individuals to walk away with one of these prestigious accolades. 
Richard Sheppard, Soltech IT Founding Director, commented,  "The past year has been amazing for Soltech IT, we have expanded our team, improved and developed our IT support services across education and business sectors and worked with a whole host of fantastic clients. For this to have been recognised and for us to have won this award two years in a row is an incredible achievement for the whole team."

John Hart of Corporate LiveWire, commented, "If you look through past publications, it is genuinely rare that companies get picked in successive years, it's a remarkable achievement for Soltech IT, well done."

For more information on the range of IT support services and solutions we are able to provide for both education and business sectors, make sure to visit out  website  or pop us an email to for more information.

By Gabrielle Cox 04 Oct, 2017

September 2017 sees the introduction of a new position at Soltech IT, with the appointment of Luke Bowden, who becomes our new Service Delivery Manager. 

As our Service Delivery Manager, Luke will act as the customer services interface between our sales divisions, project implementation teams and our support departments, ensuring the very highest levels of customer service are maintained. Luke will also be tasked with maintaining and delivering our high quality levels of services as the company up scales. 

“Luke joins us not just with a wide range of service delivery skills and experience but more importantly, fits the culture of our business. I am very much looking forward to working with him on our continuing journey to make Soltech IT, one of the most respected IT providers in the UK”, explained Adam Lane, Technical Director at Soltech IT.

By Gabrielle Cox 02 Oct, 2017
As we recently blogged about (here!) we were recently announced as a 2017 Business Leader Award Finalist! With 180 applicants we were thrilled to have been shortlisted to the final four in our category.

Last Thursday, three of our team our Directors Richard, Stuart and Adam, headed to the award ceremony and Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol. 
By Richard Sheppard 01 Oct, 2017
Here's another excellent grant funding opportunity for schools.

Institute of Physics School Grants Scheme

The scheme provides grants of up to £600 for projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering in schools and colleges based in the UK, catering for students in the age range five to 19.

Grants can be used to support a wide range of projects. You can apply for the grant for the organisation of a school based science week activity or extracurricular activities such as a science club. Alternatively, you might want organise a careers event or a visit from a working physicist or engineer.

Applications for projects taking place in spring 2018 need to be submitted by 1st November 2017.

An application form can be found here.

Click to learn more about our Bursar and Grant Funding service?

Click to contact us now.

By Gabrielle Cox 25 Sep, 2017
We were thrilled to recently support local primary school, St Keyna, with their recent Computing Week. Our resource boxes, including robots, went down brilliantly and the feedback has been fantastic.

Richard Eaton, Deputy Head Teacher at St Keyna Primary School commented , "In 2017 we held our first Computing week at St Keyna Primary. Without the support of Soltech and the free use of their resource boxes, it wouldn't have happened. As it was, the week provided an excellent opportunity for IT to be showcased and explored. We had dancing robots to launch the week in assembly and a carousel of activities for classes to partake in through the week. Our children loved their learning, accomplished lots of programing and were thoroughly inspired by the IT on offer."

Think this is something we can help your school with or would like to know more about our education IT resources and services, get in touch
By Gabrielle Cox 20 Sep, 2017
With September fully under way and children back in school, we thought it was the perfect time to round up a brilliant Summer for Soltech IT. 

At the start of the Summer, we were thrilled to be able to donate £100 to Winscombe Primary School whilst at their Summer Fete. Working with and supporting local education and business establishments is something we're very passionate about so it was a pleasure to make the contribution. 

Recent months have also been a fantastic time for expansion within the company, with two fantastic new team members joining. You can read all about their new roles here and here! With us only set to grow more in the coming months, watch this space!

The Summer was rounded off with two award nominations. We are very proud to have been nominated for a Corporate Livewire Innovation and Excellence Award, for the second year in a row as well as 
By Gabrielle Cox 19 Sep, 2017

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Witcombe as our new Account Manager. 

Richard has brought huge levels of innovated ideas to the company and has been a valued member of technical support team since his early days with the company. 

In his new role, Richard will draw upon his technical knowledge and his experiences to provide technical solutions for our clients. 

“Richard is a dedicated employee who has clearly shown his ability to work within a technical sales account management role. I was delighted to learn that Richard had accepted this opportunity to move across to the sales division and I look forward to working with him over the coming years”, said Stuart Clark, Sales Director at Soltech IT.

By Gabrielle Cox 13 Sep, 2017
As well as our recent nomination for a Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Award we are thrilled to announce we are a finalist in the Business Leader Awards 2017. 

As detailed on their website, the event has become the most prestigious business awards in the South West and celebrates business and enterprise across small, medium & large companies.

Over 180 businesses were entered, with 14 judges spending five weeks  whittling them down to just four per category. 

The winner of each category will be revealed at the Awards on Thursday September 28.
Richard Sheppard, Soltech IT Founding Director, commented, "The past year has been fantastic for Soltech IT, having already been nominated for another award just a few weeks ago, this is just the icing on the cake. The fellow nominees are fantastic and we're very proud to have been announced as a finalist from such great competition. The awards evening will be a fantastic event, we look forward to finding out the winner!" 

´╗┐For a list of all of this years finalists head here !

For more information on the range of IT support services and solutions we are able to provide for both education and business sectors, make sure to visit out website or pop us an email to for more information.

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