About Us

Why Wessex IT?

Simply put – we care. We’re not about quick fixes or a quick profit – we’re about doing the right thing, first time. For most of our clients we’re their most trusted supplier – and that means a lot. We’re in it for the long run, and mutually invested in your secure and smooth-running systems. This has been our attitude since starting in 2005 and our client retention rate is testament to that.

When it comes to recruitment, we’re really picky! It’s easy to find engineers with a passion for customer service, but much harder to find those with the right technical skillset as well. 

Our team is what sets us apart in the market – and right now is the strongest it’s ever been. Why not pop in for a coffee and see for yourself?

History

Wessex IT goes right back to 2001 when students
Andrew Sewell and Richard Maynard met at college. The rest is history:

2001
Andrew and Richard meet at Collyer’s College in Horsham, UK – both studying ICT.

Company name chosen and domain name registered.
2001
2002
Andrew goes out into industry and Richard off to the University of Birmingham.
2002
2005
Andrew leaves his job and starts the Wessex Networks Partnership with Richard.

Richard graduates with a degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering.
2005
2006
We start managing the charity Living Waters UK operations.

Acquired Screen Play Ltd – an ISP and hosting service provider based in Brighton.
2006
2007
1st employee.
2007
2009
Acquired Zyse Systems Ltd – an IT service provider based near Eastbourne.

Acquired We Host You – a web and cloud services company based in London.
2009
2011
Acquired Fishfood Hosting – a specialist small business web hosting provider.
2011
2012
Wessex Networks goes Limited – Wessex Networks Ltd.

Aquired Hybrid IT Solutions – an IT service provider based in Hurstpierpoint.

Aquired Zytiff IT Consultancy Ltd – an IT service provider based in Horsham.
2012
2014
Founded sister company We Know Office with fellow Director Phil Rusling.

Began our long-term support of the Brighton Toy & Model Museum .
2014
2015
10th employee

Move into purpose-built offices in Cowfold, West Sussex more than doubling capacity.
2015
2016
Achieve Microsoft Silver accreditation
Rebranded to Wessex IT™.
2016
2019
15th employee.

Acquired Bytesweb:IT – an IT service provider based in Tunbridge Wells.

Acquired Verisolve – an IT and hosted desktop provider based in Camberley.
2019
2021
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2021
Let us tame your IT

To discuss any of our services please call and speak to a member of our friendly team on 01403 29 29 30 or head over to our contact us page.