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About Us

Meet The Team

Laurie Guthrie

Managing Director

Hi, my name is Laurie Guthrie and I am one of the Founders of Northern I.T.
Starting my first business in 2008, I started from simple computer repairs to developing bespoke software and websites.

Getting a taste of the I.T industry and eager to learn more, I started to educate myself on enterprise grade technologies including Dell Servers, Cisco networking technologies and specialised software.

Leveraging my software development skills and a passion for enterprise technologies, I pursued a mission to find, develop and install cheaper, more efficient alternative software for businesses rather than the costly, limited proprietary software from companies like Oracle, Microsoft and Adobe.

Advancing further in to the industry, recognising the requirement for both proprietary and open-source software, I started the journey of connecting various systems together creating a perfect combination of specialised proprietary software and free alternatives.

The end result of my career path has given me the ability to better support I.T systems while providing small businesses with the technological advantages found in large enterprises.

Nothing is impossible with the right thinking and the need for a particular solution.

Imran Chaudhry

Operations Director

My name is Imran Chaudhry and I am one of the Founders of Northern IT. I have worked in the industry for over 25 years; much of my focus on customer support.

Roles have varied from helpdesk through to application development.

My focus is in providing a quick and efficient service without losing the quality for my client. Communication plays a key role in this.

Such is my enjoyment and interaction with people I also moonlight as a "Trainer", where I help individuals meet their own personal targets.
Whatever your business goals and needs are, I am here to help you every step of the way.


Martin Topping

Business Development Director

Hi, my name is Martin Topping and I am the business development director here at NorthernIT. Finishing University I was awarded Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours Division One in Multimedia and Internet Technology.

Putting what I learned into practice, I then spent the next 12 years in digital marketing. My role over the years has been quite diverse. I have experience in SEO, PPC, Social Media, Website Development, CRO and everything else digital in-between.

I love nothing more than to help build a business from the ground up and watch it flourish into the next big thing.

When I am not experimenting with the latest techniques, I am scouring the web to learn about the latest updates in Digital Marketing.

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