About IT Support Services in Portsmouth, Winchester, Eastleigh

Who are Century IT?

Designed for the needs of the small business, Century IT Services offer a complete IT outsource solution. IT support to keep your business running, support that will always find a solution, support that is there when your business needs it most.

A Local company and a local focus

Based in Southampton, Century IT pride themselves on customer service and quick response times should a problem require a technician onsite. For this reason Century IT will usually limit their services to businesses in Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex and Wiltshire.

Partner Profiles

Paul Marsh BCS Member

Paul Marsh

Paul began his working career in the technology industry in 1985 as a trainee production engineer for British American Tobacco (UK&E). After developing a passion for computing he quickly moved into a career of providing computer & networking technical services to the SME base along the south coast.

With over 26 years of experience in the industry, Paul is a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, a Microsoft MCP and a Novell CNE. He studied in the 80's at Southampton City College for an ONC in Electronics & Servicing and at Southampton Institute of Higher Education for a HNC in Electrical & Electronics Design in the early 90's. He is also a professional member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).

Paul's previous appointment was Technical Services Manager for a nationwide I.T Support company, where he was employed 12 years. Paul has extensive experience in consulting and supporting.

Rick Burt BCS Member

Rick Burt

Rick's experiences of computing started at school when the maths department took delivery of a brand new Apple IIe computer system. This is what sparked the interest that would turn in to a life time's interest and career.

After leaving school his career started at a research and development facility where he nurtured his interest in computers on a Prime 600 mainframe, being an assistant computer administrator to the site.

Moving on from there he went to IBM's UK research and development facility and spent four years experiencing the development of software and hardware of computing the IBM way.

During that time he went to college and studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering to HNC standard. After that he moved on to commercial sectors being employed by local companies that required his skills. He continued to develop these skills as the computer industry advanced at a pace.

Taking in technologies such as Novell Netware, Windows Server, networking infrastructure, Software development, and more recently Mobile networking, remote access technologies, and security analysis.

Teaming up with the other partners of Century IT Services gave Rick the ideal opportunity to further his career and develop the basis of sound computer services company.

Darren Robertson

Darren Robertson

Darren began his IT career as an apprentice in 1998 with a large firm of chartered accountants based in Southampton city centre where he was employed as an assistant I.T manager.

Managing a large 100 user+ network kept Darren very busy and was probably what started his passion with computing and I.T. Being responsible for such a single large network early on in Darren’s career helped him make the important ‘connection’ and ‘appreciation’ between businesses, their reliance upon I.T and the financial loss that can occur.

Darren’s next appointment as a Senior Help Desk Analyst was for a large public sector company based in Southampton Hampshire, where he managed a nationwide network of Microsoft Windows workstations, servers and a group wide email system and site to site connectivity.

Continuing the career in I.T support and installations, Darren spent many years in his next appointment within a large I.T support and consultancy company, who were a renowned Sage & Pegasus specialist based in Totton, Hampshire.

Along the way he has gained many industry specific qualifications such as Novell CNA and Microsoft MCP and MCSE. Working with many different businesses at different levels has given Darren a high level of experience and he is well placed to offer I.T advice and support to the many small and medium sized businesses along the south coast.

When Darren gets a break from work and running the business he likes to enjoy a round of golf playing with a handicap of 26, he also enjoys football and snooker.


Having performed hundreds of network installations we have the knowledge to tackle your problems, no matter what the size.


Our local small and medium sized business focus allows us to respond to your needs quickly and efficiently.


Our wide range of IT support packages are tailored to fit your day to day business needs.