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Our difference

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.

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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 IT Project Management 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.

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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

Hythe Group

The story

Hythe Group is a Portsmouth-based premium turnkey marine engineering company that specialise in providing bespoke engineering services to the Defence sector. The Hythe Marine team retain a mix of in-office and remote workers, as many of the team are often in the field, working on vessels or in workshops.

Hythe Group

"Viva Connections was a really good find – a starting point that puts us in a good place for future projects, plugged into a really strong, easy-to-use infrastructure."

David ThackrayGroup Head of IT and Telecommunications

The challenge

Hythe Group was looking to modernise its capabilities around internal communications and processes. Communication was inconsistent, sharing of information and news was ad-hoc, and it was hard to know where to find company controlled documents. In parallel, they wanted to start improving how the company obtained feedback on satisfaction and performance from its employees.

Hythe Group required a new employee communications platform – one which would improve how information was shared across the business, and would act as a central hub where employees could find the resources they needed to do their jobs.

They initially considered finding a developer to create an intranet, before quickly concluding this would mean reinventing the wheel. Some research revealed that packaged intranet solution would be a better option.

The Solution

Hythe Group advised the CompanyNet team they were committed to Microsoft 365, with all staff licensed for the platform, but knew they could be making better use of this investment. They had started using Microsoft Teams over other video conferencing platforms, and had a desire to move towards better-organised, cloud-based storage with OneDrive and SharePoint Online, rather than traditional network shares. 

Given the size and nature of their business, CompanyNet suggested Hythe Group consider Microsoft Viva Connections as the solution. A new employee communications platform built on top of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint online, the CompanyNet team strongly believed Viva Connections would tick all the boxes for the team at Hythe Group.

David Thackray, Group Head of IT and Telecommunications at Hythe Group, commented, “what drew us to CompanyNet was their introduction of Viva Connections to the mix. We’d narrowed solutions considered down to SharePoint-based intranets, that had a UI layer over SharePoint to make it easier to configure.

CompanyNet provided a smart solution – they had fully committed to Viva Connections and the Microsoft roadmap – recommending we simply use native Microsoft tools to build what we needed.”

Whilst cost optimisation was of course a consideration, it was most important that Hythe Group implement the right solution. Given the option of delivering a comparable experience using just the existing capabilities of Viva Connections, it became the favoured solution. “As we went through the process, it became increasingly attractive that we didn’t have to spend any extra money on new licensing,” says David. “The only project costs were the professional services costs to build on the platforms we already had.”

Once appointed, the team at CompanyNet worked closely with their counterparts at Hythe Group to deliver a new Viva Connections site that would meet their requirements. This included delivering the completed platform in a few short months, in order to meet an ambitious target launch date.


“This project has underlined the fact that there are a lot of benefits in building your user experience around Microsoft 365 components. From an integration and consistency point of view, we appreciate the way Microsoft Teams is pulling everything together into a single user experience.”

David ThackrayGroup Head of IT and Telecommunications at Hythe Group

The results

Viva Connections not only provided a comprehensive platform that met Hythe Group’s requirements, but it had the added advantage of being closely integrated with Microsoft Teams and the wider Microsoft 365 ecosystem.

Hythe Group employees can now access their new Viva Connections platform through a dedicated tab on Microsoft Teams, as well as in the Microsoft Teams mobile app, or even through a standard or mobile web browser. Better still, the platform is designed using a mobile-first philosophy, and provides excellent accessibility and user experience out of the box. 

“Most of our people are not office based,” explains David, “so it was a top priority that the platform be accessible from wherever they work and on whatever device they require. Viva Connections  ticked that box.”

The site is now well on its way to becoming the go-to place to find information, documents and to engage with employees across the business.

Hannah Postma, Hythe Group Content Marketing Manager, said, “We wanted the site to be as useful as possible from day one, with interactive functions like the ability to comment and like posts, just like you do on Instagram or Facebook. We still have a long way to go, but so far, we have been updating the news regularly and we are starting to gain traction in sharing company-wide information quickly, and easily.”

“We share cool news about new marine technology, a photo of the day, team updates, and information on what’s going on across the business. We also have idea and suggestion boards to help encourage the team to get involved in content and innovation.”

David added, “This project has underlined the fact that there are a lot of benefits in building your user experience around Microsoft 365 components. From an integration and consistency point of view, we appreciate the way Microsoft Teams is pulling everything together into a single user experience.

Viva Connections was a really good find – a starting point that puts us in a good place for future projects, plugged into a really strong, easy-to-use infrastructure.

It was a simple approach with no overlays or additional costs beyond the project itself. Knowing Microsoft’s roadmap, particularly around the plans to bring Learning Management and other systems into Viva, it meets both our immediate and longer-term objectives.”

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