Edinburgh IT firm creates free helper tool for businesses updating Windows – with help from tech PR

by Lara Hunter-Douglas

Monday, December 16th, 2019

CONSIDER IT OFFERS TOOL TO BUSINESS WORRIED BY WINDOWS UPGRADE COSTS

Edinburgh PR photography "ghost office" Consider IT's success post

THE boss of a flourishing Scottish IT company is offering a free tool to businesses – after learning that a major council paid £34,000 to upgrade its Windows-based computers.

Consider IT was set up 10 years ago by dad of three, Stuart Gilbertson, and has since been built up into a business worth £1.2m yearly. Recently, the company have developed a free tool for businesses that can be used by anyone who has Windows PCc and are due to be upgraded to  from Windows 7 to the Windows 10 operating system (OS).

Stuart said “What we’re proud of is that we have created a tool to let our clients do it on any Windows 7 machine, from anywhere in the world.” Our tech PR experts shared this story and its coverage highlights include:

  • specialist coverage on Silicon Scotland 
  • Prime coverage in Scottish Business News 
  • 4 items of coverage creating a reach of over 14,000

Stuart added: “The tool took us less than six hours to build. Now we will make it free to any business who wants to use it. We hope that will reassure businesses that this needn’t be an expensive process.”

Consider IT has a burgeoning list of 70 clients across Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, and since being founded has built up a £1.2m-a-year turnover.

It’s distinguishable orange and white support vehicles have become a familiar sight to the people of Edinburgh, with its team of highly qualified technicians working with many of the city’s best-known SMEs, including the Faculty of Advocates, The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, Nile and Par Equity.

you can read the original media release here.

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