With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its exploration of the best independent businesses, people, shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Cambition.
Explore Indie Cambridge - Cambition
Dubbed ‘the most innovative IT company in Cambridge’, Cambition is an all-star team, offering a wealth of IT and website services, Cloud solutions, broadband and telecoms systems.
A friendly bunch, they’re experts at finding ingenious solutions to IT woes, and offer outstanding customer service. So should your laptop malfunction or payroll system crash, Cambition will be there to talk you through the issue, rather than sending an impersonal ‘ticket’, warning of a 10-day wait for assistance (we’ve all been there!).
Heading up the innovative team is Jamie Stuart, who was immersed in the world of circuit boards and hard drives from a young age, thanks to his dad, ‘the original computer whizz’. By the time he hit his teens, Jamie was building PCs from scratch. And it was this technical acumen that landed him his first IT position working as a consultant for a small Cambridge company. Jamie quickly rose up the ranks to system administrator, responsible for the IT infrastructures of various businesses.
After four years, he and a colleague branched out on their own, winning a host of contracts, but when Jamie’s business partner bowed out due to family illness, the company wound up. Undeterred, he launched Cambition IT Services Ltd in June 2012, and the business has evolved, taking on more staff and diversifying into web development, telecoms systems and even client IT audits (one such audit saved a customer a staggering £16k a year!)
The company currently operates from premises in Fowlmere, with the majority of clients fellow indie businesses, ranging from Disability Cambridgeshire to equine vets, kitchen fitters and escape rooms.
Unlike big chains, who often charge extortionate fees, Cambition’s five-strong team iscommitted to providing the best-quality IT services at the most reasonable price, hence client retention is high. Sounds like they’ve cracked the code for success!
Telephone 01223 656156
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