James Hartley, CST’s founding partner spent most of his formative business years working in the City of London for IBM. After nearly a decade of working at IBM and with their banking sector clients he decided to leave the ‘big smoke’ and use his knowledge and experience to serve the local business community.
Close friend and business partner Mark Rothwell teamed up with James in 2004 and CST (as it is now) was born. Mark also had a strong business background having worked for GlaxoSmithKline and Lloyds Bank Corporate and together the two of them created the CST brand.
As the company grew, its involvement with the local business community and charities in particular developed at pace. CST now look after several hundred business clients and over 20 charitable organisations.
10 or so years on and the business continues to grow from strength to strength. Pride in their work and CST’s core business principals of ‘technical innovation’ and ‘unparalleled service’ remain at the forefront of the company’s reputation.
CST provides a special cocktail of knowledge, professionalism and experience to help us day to day with our I.T. requirements and over the longer term where they offer strategic advice. They know us very well now and always take time and care to understand how we are growing and changing so that …
Before using CST we had many issues with our I.T. but it was clear from the initial consultation that their innovative solutions and comprehensive support would allow us to make the most of our I.T. The CST team are very professional and always happy to help, be it on the phone or on site – thumbs…
We were recommended to CST and when we first met with them we were very impressed. The CST team are professional, friendly and very personable. The support they provide to us is invaluable. We would have no hesitation in recommending CST to anyone.
CST are professional and friendly – they value their customers and deliver a first class, responsive and tailored service to meet our needs. Not only do they take care of our day to day I.T. support needs, they also help us to plan ahead and develop an I.T. strategy to support our growing business.
CST has provided us with a safe and stable platform from which to run our expanding business. We have been particularly pleased with the speed and efficiency of their response when issues have arisen… We have no hesitation in recommending CST to anyone.
In 2013, we realised that as a School we were unable to service our I.T. infrastructure needs from within our own resources. The technology was moving forward at a pace and our aspirations for the future outstripped our in house knowledge and capabilities. More importantly, we recognised that va…
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