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We are on a mission to deliver innovative business transforming technology solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our culture

Our values guide us in everything we do and help shape our culture and customer approach. Find out more about our values and meet some of our team.

Our Microsoft Partnership

As a Microsoft Solutions Partner, we’ve been at the centre of the revolutionary changes that technology has brought to every aspect of life and we continue to stand by their side at the centre of tomorrow’s digital transformations.

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Our partners

We have successfully built relationships with multiple partners that prepare businesses for the future.

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We understand our environmental responsibilities as a UK business and IT Managed Service Provider, and we understand how important it is for our customers to partner with responsible providers.


Our team is made up of a diverse group of people from all around the world, and we all have one thing in common: we’re passionate about providing our customers with outstanding solutions.

Thinking of selling your IT business?

Core is a well funded Microsoft Solutions Partner with a 30 year history of being at the heart of control in IT.

We are supported by our bankers and have funds available for strategic business acquisitions. Together with our successful acquisition track record and a commitment to making deals happen, now is the perfect time to talk to us if you are considering selling your IT business.

If you are interested in discussing a potential exit of your IT business, please complete the form on the right. All correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence and a mutual non-disclosure agreement will be exchanged prior to any discussions taking place.

Interactive Microsoft workshops

Our workshops are designed to help you realise the value of Microsoft technologies in your business, gain real value from your investment and transform the way you work.

The workshops are a collaborative and immersive experience; our experts will work with you to identify your business objectives and establish the Microsoft technologies to help you achieve them.

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Our range of workshops covers every aspect of the modern workplace including productivity, collaboration, identity, security and compliance and communication, with interactive and engaging sessions that bring the art of the possible to life.

Download our workshop guide

Read more about the interactive workshops we offer, and how they can benefit your business by downloading our guide.

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Managed Services

Discover why Core is the first choice for many organisations looking to add flexibility, efficiency, and expertise to their teams.

Cloud Technology

From Microsoft’s leading platforms to bespoke cloud solutions, Core’s range of cloud technology solutions covers everything the modern workplace needs.

Professional Services

Whichever challenges you face on your digital journey, Core's professional services team has a solution to help, from Automation & AI to our innovative Smart Services.

Public Sector

Certified secure solution for the public sector, providing a reliable, flexible, secure and affordable IT solution.

Commercial Sector

Certified commercial sector solutions, covering all your commercial needs from financial and legal services, through to manufacturing.

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Learn how technology can help to balance productivity with wellbeing for Frontline Workers.

White paper: How technology is revolutionising the health and productivity of frontline workers

Why our customers choose us

Since we were founded in 1990 and started our Microsoft journey, we have supported over 10,000 customers on their communications and collaboration projects, and with the introduction of Microsoft's cloud technology, have grown our capabilities significantly across Microsoft 365 and Azure.

What sets us apart is a talented and passionate team who truly love what they do, demonstrating boundless enthusiasm and dedication in every single project.


"It was apparent from day one that Core had a depth of knowledge in Microsoft 365, which we simply hadn’t found anywhere else."

Greater London Authority

"Core has a lot of experience working with the public sector, which was definitely a benefit."

Angel Trains

"There’s such a good working relationship with Core, it’s like having another permanent person in our organisation."


"We had a really good, down to earth relationship with a few of the guys, and they know what they are doing."

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Success Stories

Department For International Trade

The story

Constantly having staff in disparate locations, Department for International Trade needed to update their fixed systems to enable mobile working, G-Cloud was the exact answer.


"The cloud system with Core and the Microsoft suite of products has allowed us to achieve that in a very cost-effective manger whilst delivering a host of productivity improvements."

Andrew StrachanDeputy Director of IT, DIT


Department for International Trade (DIT, formerly UKTI) sits between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Business Innovation and Skills Department (BIS) and its historical IT reflected this with separate IT desktop systems providing access to both parent departments systems depending on the requirement. These arrangements had served DIT well in the past but DIT now needed to make a step change to their IT.

Core implemented a cloud-based solution to enable DIT to work remotely from various locations around the world. Security was a priority, so the solution was given Official status for security clearance.

The Challenge

DIT’s historical IT estate reflected its position between two government departments, with separate IT desktop systems providing access to both parent department systems, depending on the requirement.

DIT needed to change their IT to become more mobile, so they could operate on a global scale and promote the UK as a brilliant place to invest, a great business partner and help UK-based firms to export.

Their historical IT setup didn’t allow this; communication was difficult, access to web services was hard and computer systems were fixed-position desktops which offered little flexibility. DIT wanted a mobile solution which gave them the flexibility to work anywhere in the world but which maintained security integrity at all times.

DIT also knew they wanted to use Microsoft products and solutions.

Department For International Trade

“As ambassadors for the UK as a business partner, it’s vitally important that the technology we use in our day to day operations paints a picture of Britain as a progressive, advanced nation – a nation you would want to do business with. The cloud system with Core and the Microsoft suite of products has allowed us to achieve that in a very cost-effective manger whilst delivering a host of productivity improvements.”

Andrew StrachanDeputy Director of IT, DIT

The Solution

DIT used the G-Cloud framework for guidance and to search for potential partners that could deliver their goals. 15 approved companies were chosen and a tender was issued through G-Cloud.

Core were awarded the contract not only because they offered the best value, but because they demonstrated a clear, complete understanding of the DIT IT vision. This technical knowledge and the ability to foresee issues and suggest workaround gave DIT confidence that Core were the right partner.

A cloud-based Microsoft solution, Office 365, was the only solution that could deliver that vision at an investment level that was affordable for DIT. Desktops would be replaced by laptops or Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, so users had access to the entire suite of DIT web services wherever they have internet access.

Microsoft SharePoint was a natural addition for file sharing, so Core implemented a Microsoft SharePoint Extranet configured to DIT needs.

Being the first government department to use a cloud-based solution on this scale, and being an obvious hacking target, security was imperative. Core worked closely with the DIT to meet these security demands, and the system was referred to CESG (Communications Electronics Security Group) for security clearance. The CESG made recommendations about the system which meant it received Official status for security clearance.

“This was perhaps the most challenging element of the meeting the security levels but as an experience it was invaluable for our team at Core, which has learned many lessons for the future”, said Lloyd Carnie, Cloud Director at Core.

Within the two-month deadline, the pilot was rolled out to 100 users operating as far away as Japan, USA and India. In three months of operating the pilot, DIT expanded from 100 pilot users to over 1,100 users in more than 100 countries around the world, and to almost 400 International Trade Advisers in the English regions.

Why move to the cloud?

Andrew Strachan, Deputy Director of IT, DIT:

“As ambassadors for the UK as a business partner, it’s vitally important that the technology we use in our day to day operations paints a picture of Britain as a progressive, advanced nation – a nation you would want to do business with.”

“The cloud system with Core and the Microsoft suite of products has allowed us to achieve that in a very cost-effective manger whilst delivering a host of productivity improvements.”

“It’s interesting to gauge the reaction of colleagues who are not on the system, and all I ever hear from them is ‘when am I getting access?’”

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