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About us

About Blue Chip

So, who are we?

The GCI Group is one of the largest privately owned Managed Service Providers in the UK. With 500 staff, turnover approaching £100m, and an impressive technical capability which is underpinned by elite partnership accreditations from world-leading vendors such as Microsoft, Fortinet and Vodafone. With a local presence and national reach, the GCI Group supports customers from single site to 700 plus, evolve from legacy technology environments to cutting-edge ‘benefit rich’ solutions.


Blue Chip, a wholly owned subsidiary of the GCI Group, is well-established with 25 years’ experience and recognised nationally as a leading IT Services company. Our unique combination of infrastructure expertise, Managed Services and cutting-edge Cloud solutions, backed by a team of industry-leading experts, elite standard partner accreditations and 24/7 support as standard, results in an unrivalled IT service. 


With a vast Service portfolio, we provide everything from consultation, strategic direction and implementation to our own extensive Private Cloud platform, hosted within Tier 3, MOD-secure, UK-based datacentres.

Best practice is in our blood...

Here at Blue Chip, we believe that industry ‘best practice’ is just a starting point. Blue Chip continuously surpasses this by measuring, evaluating and developing processes to achieve total customer satisfaction across our business.  Performance is benchmarked against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track and monitor services delivered throughout the organisation and set stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Why choose Blue Chip as your IT Partner?

  • 25 years of experience in IT
  • We are proud to support SMEs through to large Household names such as Merlin Entertainments, Sunseeker, Lush, Jack Wills and River Island
  • Elite standard partner accreditations with Microsoft, EMC, VMware and Citrix
  • Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • Winner of Enterprise IT Project of the Year at the CNA Awards
  • Winner of Company of the Year at the CNA Awards 
  • Winner of EVault European Award - Best Service Provider





Blue Chip Data Systems registered in England & Wales No: 2708840 | VAT No: 834 8509 07


We Don't Mind Doing It For The Kids! Blue Chip Fundraises For Julia's House

19th January 2017
Blue Chip are delighted to share that they raised a total of £3300 for local charity Julia’s House through fundraising and donations in 2016 alone!
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Case Study


When Ageas planned to consolidate and secure their data in order to minimise risk, they required a technological solution that was unfailing, fast and able to keep pace with their rapid growth. They turned to IT provider Blue Chip to assist.

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"It is refreshing that in today’s business environment there is no "hard sell" with Blue Chip. The products and services they offer speak for themselves."

Mike Loder | IT Manager at Thompson Valves

Meet the Team

We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and consequently strive to invest in the best people to help shape our company and define the Blue Chip ethos of technical expertise, service excellence and dedication. 

Our leadership team is the heart of the business. Within their respective departments, each Director is responsible for driving the business forward in line with Company objectives.

Want to know more? Just move your pointer over a Director below to find out how they each shape the business.

  • Adrian Thirkill

    Group CEO

    Leading company strategy and growth plans, organically and via acquisition

  • Mark Allen

    Group CFO

    Ensuring ongoing financial stability and success, group-wide

  • Richard Cook

    Managing Director

    Setting company strategy and leading the management team

  • Anthony Green

    Sales Director

    Leading customer engagements whilst providing strategic advice

  • James Chappelle

    Purchasing Director

    Leading the development of our products and services

  • Neil Clegg

    Technical Director

    Leading technical excellence

  • Paul Cashmore

    Services Director

    Delivering excellent service, 24/7

  • Jamie Buckman


    Delivering operational success against strategy