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Minstead Training I.T Modernisation

October 7th, 2009





Southampton based Century IT Services have recently helped The Minstead Training Project charity with a computer network installation and modernisation program which was successfully completed a few weeks ago.


The computer network project involved Century IT Services getting involved at the very beginning to understand Minstead’s needs and provide advice on IT systems.


Paul Marsh of Century IT Services says “we were more than happy to help out after being approached by The Minstead Training Project. We initially helped by providing IT consultancy services, specifying a computer system that would meet Minstead Training Project’s needs and importantly meeting modern legalisation.



Rick Burt, Martin Lenaerts, Darren Robertson, Roy Baker, Paul Marsh


This included modernising and improving existing systems whilst also employing new systems, software and securities measures as well as a secure remote and mobile working solution. As with any IT project, it was important that the modernisation was completed on time and to budget with minimal disruption to day to day operations as Minstead’s operations are a 24/7, 365 days a year service.”


Roy Baker, Finance Director at Minstead says “We are very satisfied with our IT System provided by Century IT Services and it actually goes beyond meeting our original requirements, is easy to administer and having received excellent training, again provided by Century IT Services. The benefits of the new system are being utilised by staff and students already – a great result!”


Century IT Services is providing ongoing computer and network support helpdesk services via remote connection and onsite arrangement.


The Minstead Training Project charity was founded in 1986 is situated in the New Forest (Hampshire), in the picturesque village of Minstead near Lyndhurst. It offers whole year round services in residential and day care and training in Work, Life and Social Skills to young people who have learning disabilities.



Minstead Staff, Minstead Students, Century IT Services (Southampton)


Photos taken by Carrie Bugg Photography


The Minstead Training Project
www.minsteadtt.org    www.furzey-gardens.org