We Love IT and Offer Plain, Simple IT Support Without the Jargon!

We will give you the solutions – we won’t try to explain the problems.

A Locally Focused Company

Matthew Schofield, Director of The IT Dept Founded in Chorley in 2008 with a 2018 move to Leyland, Lancashire, The IT Dept is a Computer Consultancy and ICT Solutions Provider owned and run by Matthew Schofield.

The IT Dept was set up as a locally focused company, and as part of that we use the services of other Lancashire businesses wherever possible, such as Paula Ludley Copywriting for this site; Red Design Services for web and SEO Consultancy; Business Gift UK for marketing and exhibition supplies; SHOUT! Business Networking to bring it all together.

Love Your Computer?

Users can find computers frustrating to deal with. When they don’t understand what’s happening it is tempting to throw the offending item out of the window. (This is, of course, why Microsoft called their operating system “Windows”!)

IT – all it encompasses – is a vital part of your business, so you need the right partner to make your computer systems as efficient as possible with cost-effective and experienced support engineers.

Likewise, IT is at the heart of efficiently running schools, not only for their daily operation but also in communicating with parents and local authorities. The education sector is heavily reliant on the latest software, hardware, apps and easy retrieval of information from secure data storage.

Our ethos is to ensure that your computer network works for your organisation, and to help you become more efficient with the support of your IT infrastructure, not in spite of it. From one-off call-outs to regular support agreements, we cover all your computer requirements.

We’re not just another routine IT company, we are your IT Department and we’re Keeping IT Simple.

Our Services

Monthly Support Packages

Tech Support

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365

Online Data Back Up

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Domain Hosting

Domain Hosting

Anti-Virus Software

Cyber Security

What Our Clients Think

We have been using The IT Dept for 4 years now and as a new/small business the service and price was equally important to us when choosing our IT provider. The IT Dept not only offers the best advice when buying new equipment, but also ensures it’s set up and running perfectly.

Laura Hartley
Managing Director, Laura Hartley Recruitment

We have always been impressed by the thorough, methodical and professional way the IT Dept. go about their work, and in a friendly, understanding and approachable way. Recommended.

Stephen Ward
Managing Director, Ad-Options Limited

Matt from the IT Dept is worth his weight in gold! He makes sure that all of our computers are right for our business, work properly and are always backed up. He is always there to support us and responds quickly if we have any problems.

Martin Horton
Managing Director, Rivington Accountants

We cover all of your computer support requirements as your very own IT dept!

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