unleashed think differently about I.T.
We use technology to solve business problems.

We pride ourselves on being a boutique IT consultancy with our main objective to work with our clients in tackling the problems that exist between IT and the rest of the organisation.

We are problem solvers, looking to align IT strategy with organisational strategy, getting projects done that couldn’t otherwise be achieved due to pressures on time and budget.  We don’t limit ourselves by working with particular manufacturers or partners, we work with them all – and implement the most effective technologies for solving your problems.

Unleashed use a consultative approach in dealing with our clients, we prioritise business problem solving over product selling.

There is no pressure, there is no hard sell, everything at unleashed starts with a cuppa and chat (probably a biscuit too) – we want to listen to your problems before we recommend products and solutions.  Before you call, we’d also like to tell you that everyone at unleashed:

  • is technical – whilst we have experts, everyone has a good degree of technical expertise and can talk in detail from the initial conversation
  • is aware when they need help – if we feel you need more detail, we will bring in our experts
  • is a smart creative, problem solver – we just love making organisations better for the solutions we develop
  • is a qualified techy or project manager – we have PRINCE2 trained project managers available on every project we do
  • as a sense of humour – whilst we take our work seriously, we like to have fun whilst doing it!

The unleashing process – it’s at the heart of everything we do

How can you provide a solution when you’ve not listened and understood the problem? How can you implement without working with your client as a team and transferring skills? How can you be sure your solution always remains fit for purpose and supports your clients changing business needs? Why not find out if your current IT partner thinks like we do!

A few words from our clients

Don’t just take our word for it – we can put you in touch with our reference sites

Unleashed did a fantastic job on enabling our workforce to have access to our systems around the country on various building sites.
IT Manager, Construction
In a weekend, Unleashed upgraded our old telephony systems to a modern collaboration solution, with remote working, redundancy and a host of new features.
IT Director, Legal
I’d just like to thank the guys at Unleashed for their excellent work upgrading our IT infrastructure with minimal downtime.
Managing Director, Retail

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