Best Managed IT Companies - First Stop IT

First Stop Awarded Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies for second year running

At First Stop, we’re about to celebrate 20 years of delivering transformative IT to UK small businesses. We’re proud of our ‘winning’ mix of strong people, best in class technology and brilliant processes. It’s a recipe for success that saw us claim a spot in Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies this time last year and now we’ve done it again.


Unlike other, more traditional tech support companies, we believe it’s important to be an active partner in our customers’ businesses. We’re there to help you navigate challenges, find new ways to communicate, and, ultimately, grow. By putting ourselves in your shoes and only recommending products we’d use in our own business, we build trust with our customers. We’re about so much more than answering the phone or resolving service tickets – we take the time to understand your people, your business, and where you’re going with it, offering advice that gets to the heart of the problem. We’re delighted that our ability to go above and beyond for customers has been recognised again this year.


Indeed, 2019 has been challenging for small business. We’ve seen a real increase in demand for Cybersecurity Awareness Training and Cyber Essentials certification from businesses of all shapes, sizes and industries.


Previously, cybersecurity was about creating physical lines of defence – antivirus software and firewalls, mainly. Now, with most data stored in the Cloud and easier access to social engineering techniques, cybercriminals are realising it’s easier to ‘hack’ a human, rather than a system. That means tactics aimed at fooling your staff are on the rise and attractive economies of scale – sending the same phishing email to thousands of businesses at once to see who bites – mean that hackers are targeting all businesses, regardless of size.


There’s never been a better time to outsource your IT to a provider that gets cybersecurity – and will help keep your staff vigilant. We think offering the latest cybersecurity tools and training is a big part of why we’re still seen as one of Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies.


We make it easy to get and stay Cyber Essentials certified by taking the requirements into all our managed services contracts. That means, from day one, we’ll be working with you to meet or exceed CE requirements; it couldn’t be simpler.  We can help you to improve your data security further by implementing IASME (SME-specific) governance standards and similar to ISO27001, but less onerous for a small business to achieve.


Looking for award-winning small business IT support? Find out more about why we’re one of Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies by calling 0345 450 7876 or email

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