In the beginning
Founded in 2005
QuoStar was founded by James Stelfox and Robert Rutherford, two old university friends who wanted to change IT for the small and mid-market after working in large firms on an international level. At the time, IT outside of larger enterprises was generally seen solely as hardware on desks; a business ‘necessity’. It was something that most were reluctant to invest time or resources into, and that seemed to cause more headaches than it solved.
But we knew IT should increase operational efficiency, deliver information to make better business decisions, and provide a competitive advantage. It just had to be delivered in the right way.
Delivering a competitive advantage
Using the right combination of strategy, processes and technology, coupled with our business expertise, we realised we could help clients turn their IT from a ‘cost’ to a competitive advantage. We wanted to end the break-fix cycle and show how IT could remove friction and deliver increased productivity. How it could deliver data-driven insights to help business leaders make the right decisions. And how it didn’t have to be time-consuming, and frustrating, and migraine-inducing when you had the right partner.
So that’s what we did.
Today, we work largely with growing businesses, particularly in the manufacturing and professional services sectors, providing the support they need to drive productivity, innovation, and ultimately growth. Whether that’s fully managed or co-sourced IT support, CIO-level consultancy, Microsoft Azure platforms or high-end technical consultancy. Essentially, we take responsibility for your IT functions in whatever capacity you need, allowing you to focus on what you know best – your business.
When it comes to IT, we believe anything is possible.
But that's enough about us
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