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Who we are

Since it’s birth as a company in 1983 Minerva has always been a company who strive to deliver the best possible service, in a timely manner and for excellent value for money. At Minerva, we pride ourselves on the business relationships we build and, for us, a long, healthy client relationship is one of the reasons we have been here for as long as we have.

What we do

As IT companies go not many can boast service and support dating back over 30 years. Considered to be one of the foremost resellers of business software and network services in the UK, Minerva successfully still delivers, flexible technology-based benefits to a number of SME customers across the country.

Our Mission

Deliver cost-effective IT solutions in a professional and approachable way and astonish clients with our unbeatable service

John Chadwick talks about the ways that Minerva can help your company work more efficiently.

400 years

Combined IT experience within our core team –There’s little that we haven’t seen when it comes to meeting your needs.

600 requests

We resolve over 600 client problems/requests per month, that’s roughly 30 a day – we’re on the case.

400 new solutions every year

Big or small, from a few hours to many weeks, on time, on budget – we are in the business of providing solutions.

Values

It’s simple really, by ensuring that our team is well trained and qualified we can offer a creative and flexible approach to IT solutions from our experienced, professional staff. This knowledge and flexibility means that our services are ideal for a range of organisations from small start-up organisations, to medium-sized corporations and extending into larger businesses.

"Our Business Software skills are backed by expertise in modern development tools, such as .Net, C#, ASP.NET, Delphi, JavaScript and MVC allowing us to enhance client systems by developing bespoke extensions to ‘out-of-the-box’ package software that make a critical difference to its fit and value in any particular environment."

Our highly-trained Network & Security department and Engineers are highly experienced in all the main technologies from Microsoft, covering simple Local Area Networks to complex, Clustered, Virtual Server and/or Wide Area Networking environments.

At Minerva we don’t think of ourselves as solution providers, we are simply an extension of your own IT department. We understand your organisation’s individual needs and requirements, and then apply the most appropriate IT solution in a friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner.

Our Mission

To bring outstanding benefit to the businesses of our Clients.

To harness the Technology provided by our Software Partners to our own Development and Consultancy Expertise.

To deliver cost-effective IT solutions in a professional and approachable way and astonish clients with our unbeatable service.

Our Vision

To be the preferred supplier of Financial and Network systems to Enterprises in the South of England.

How it works

We know that every one of our clients has different needs so we adapt the way we work from client to client. For us, it’s all about that personal touch.

With every contract, with every job, we agree the way that the task will be undertaken. Generally speaking, Minerva will lay out the expected timeframe, the needs and waypoints for each stage of the project and outline the implications slippage will have upon the timeline.

At Minerva, we pride ourselves on our award winning customer service and work hard to build long lasting relationships with all our clients. To that end we are fast, reliable and straight talking.

Dave Rendall talks about the ways that Minerva can help your company work more efficiently.

John Chadwick

Managing Director

I started Minerva in 1983 when my job as a commodity trader was made redundant. I decided to use my dormant Computing degree from Leeds University so I started by visiting my old customers with a “micro-computer” in the boot of the car to demonstrate software to replace the old Kalamazoo card-based accounts systems. Those were the days when a small computer would sell for £5,000-10,000. Over the last 30 years we have built a stable highly skilled team of individuals who are phased by nothing in the software and hardware business but we have focused primarily on the requirements of Small to Medium sized enterprises. I look at Minerva as my second family and long may it remain so.

Jon Parnell

Sales Director

When my youthful ambitions to be a professional sportsman didn’t come to fruition, I went to Leeds University and qualified as a Mechanical Engineer. From Uni, I started work with Hewlett Packard and 15 years ago I moved into Sales. Joining Minerva in 2011 was an easy decision, being part of a top team, with a great approach to business. Having hung up the rugby boots I still love the game, and whilst I am now more an all-round armchair sportsman, I’m still into the charity challenges: this year it’s Trailwalker for Oxfam (100km trek across the South Downs).

Dave Rendall

Tech Director

Having grown up as one of the original home computer generation; Qualifying directly into the IT Industry 20 years ago was a natural choice. I started my experience with Minerva as a developer, following onto business software and network and infrastructure consultancy and finally management. For a bit of R&R my current hobby of choice is “Kart racing” where I currently try and compete (fairly successfully) with the sub-40 youngsters.

Steve McMurray

Infrastructure and Security Manager

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away I discovered a love for all things computer related (even Macs). The journey began fixing the issues that my father caused by allegedly ‘just turning it on’. My interest grew as I progressed through the education system, ultimately catching a break by coming to Minerva for work experience. Several years later I’m still here and have worked my way up to Infrastructure and Security Manager. The reason for staying you ask? Simple - great colleagues to work with, relaxed environment and the ability to get out and meet new people! Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, learning about technology, watching movies and playing computer games - yes it’s fair to say I might be a bit of a Geek!

Warwick Holt

Support Manager

My first job in 1976 was as an operator on a main frame computer and I have been in IT industry ever since and have seen many changes to computing.. My career has involved working for American Defence Companies, British Stockbrokers and Australian software companies. I joined Minerva in 2002 and I very much enjoy working in the friendly, informal and relaxed environment. I am a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians which I under took to be more effective in my role as Support Manager. In my spare time I am also a keen rugby enthusiast and part time coach and spend far too much time and expense attending matches up and down the country, and sometimes abroad, nearly every weekend in the rugby season..

Lisa Kay

Office Manager

I arrived at Minerva in 2003 with 20 years of administrative experience. Working with the younger team members and seeing their fresh outlook and ideas has been refreshing. My unofficial role of mum and looking after everyone is fun but my true vocation is development and support. Next to my partner, my family and Minerva , my fourth love is chocolate which must be Cadburys or Thornton’s. I love to travel. I have cruised the Mediterranean and the river Nile, discovered the delights of Rome and Athens but my favourite destination is a small, Spanish town which we have visited several times.

Advanced Exchequer

Exchequer is an award-winning finance and accounting software solution from Advanced.

From core accounting and easy management reporting to supporting staff on the move, Exchequer has everything an organisation needs to get growing. Exchequer's commitment to providing leading edge customer focussed accounting solutions has positioned Exchequer to be the most reputable and successful accounting system in the mid-range market.

Minerva has extensive experience implementing and supporting Exchequer software across all market types.

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Avaya

Avaya is a recognized innovator leading business communications for the digital age

Avaya provides a complete portfolio of business phones and communications endpoints. Avaya offer devices for use at desks, in conference rooms, and across campuses, using both traditional and IP technology.

With an ever-increasing demand for better and faster connections to the Internet and between offices it is difficult to know which one of the myriad services is the right one for you.

Minerva is an Avaya Authorized Partner. Our experts will work with you to find the best solution for your communication needs.

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Dell

Dell empowers countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realise their dreams.

Customers trust Dell to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they’re at home, work, school or anywhere in their world.

As a leading Dell Premier Partner, we are able to supply a range of network devices to suit any business need. Our network experts are on hand to assess the exact needs of your business and supply the best devices available that will fit seamlessly within your network.

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Document Logistix

Document Logistix creates document management solutions that help to eliminate the use of paper, improve records management and automate business processes.

They provide uniquely affordable and scalable document management software (Document Manager) to an ever expanding range of SME and blue chip clients around the globe.

Minerva recommends Document Manager as a flexible platform for completely paperless business processes and highly efficient archiving.

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Fidelity Group

Fidelity Group is one of the UK’s fastest growing communications providers.

Fidelity Group designs, implements and manages unified strategic communications for businesses. They bring technical knowledge and commercial understanding together with services from tier one suppliers to best fit your requirements.

Minerva work with Fidelity Group to bring you an extensive range of services to enhance your communications including data and hosted solutions, mobile services and IoT solutions.

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Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard has been in the innovation business for more than 75 years.

Their vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organisations of all sizes – from global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.

As an official HPE business partner, we are able to supply your business with HP hardware at competitive prices.

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Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.

Their mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

Minerva has spent the last 30 year’s supporting businesses in all areas of IT and have a strong team of highly trained experts on hand to advise, manage and support businesses in an ever-developing technological world.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our team of accredited Microsoft Certified engineers can help you protect your servers, desktops and network infrastructure.

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Panintelligence

Panintelligence is a leading UK provider of business intelligence software.

Panintelligence is passionate about helping their customers run their businesses more effectively using their self-service business intelligence (BI) dashboard software. Their business intelligence software displays actionable information in real time with easily digestible visuals and the ability to drill down to the underlying data. This allows people to make timely interventions and to show the value they can add.

Panintelligence were voted Software Vendor of the Year in IT Europa’s European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016.

Minerva offers Exchequer Analytics to customers, giving decision makers immediate access to key information in an easy to interpret format, enabling them to drive efficiency and improve profitability.

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Pegasus

Pegasus Software is an award winning supplier of accounting and business software, cloud accounting software and payroll software solutions, with over 30 years’ experience.

By selecting Pegasus, you can choose business software, tailored to your business and its needs. Choose from Finance, Payroll & HR, CRM, Supply Chain Management, Business Intelligence, Document Management, Manufacturing, Construction and small business accounting and payroll software Capital Gold.

Minerva is a longstanding Pegasus partner and we have been supporting Pegasus software for over 20 years. We are able to provide you with a complete service, from pre-sales consultation and software demonstration to installation, training and after-sales support.

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Phocas

PHOCAS is the world's leading simple Business Intelligence solution for sales driven organisations who want a fast, out of the box solution to help drive business performance and profitability.

Phocas are experts in helping manufacturing,distribution and retail customers turn their company data into results.

From easy-to-read dashboards, to the renownedlightning-fast grid, everything about Phocas is designed for ease-of-use.Phocas allows you to drill from high level dashboards right down into theunderlying transactions. It’s not just turning data into pretty pictures,it's about seeing the data that makes your business tick.

Minerva work in partnership with Phocas, to deliver the right Business Intelligence solution for your organisation.

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Sage

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems. Their market-leading, payroll, HR, payments, and accounting solutions are used by over 3 million companies around the world, helping them make smarter decisions, minimise manual admin, and focus on what really matters: growing their revenues.

From simple accounting & finance software to ERP solutions to manage your entire business, Sage has the software to suit your needs.

Sage Business Management Solutions, available in the cloud or on-premise, are ideal for businesses in the manufacturing, distribution or service industry and offer the perfect alternative to ERP for growing or enterprise businesses who want to improve their agility and efficiency, and get powerful insight into business processes by bringing them together into one simple solution.

Minerva is an accredited Sage Business Partner and we are specialists in Sage 200, which is a customisable and competitively priced, world-class leading business management solution for growing businesses.

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Sophos

Modern networks and IT demands continue to get more complex, but your IT security doesn’t have to. From network to endpoint to server security, Sophos’ range of products are designed to eliminate complexity.

Sophos tackles security challenges with clarity and confidence, knowing that simple security is better security.

More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss.

Minerva is a Sophos Silver Solution partner. Our complete range of Sophos products will allow you to secure every endpoint on your network, from laptops to virtual desktops and servers, to web and email traffic and mobile devices, providing you with the security solution that fits your precise needs.

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Veeam

Veeam recognises the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™.

With Veeam, you’ll get a solution that delivers: High-Speed Recovery, Data Loss Avoidance, Verified Recoverability, Leveraged Data, Complete Visibility. Their mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

Minerva are a Veeam Silver Pro-Partner and are proud to recommend Veeam’s innovative and market leading virtual infrastructure management and data protection solutions.

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  • Friendly, helpful service with affordable solutions for small business.

    Adrian Morton
    Managing Director - Morton Insurance Brokers Ltd

  • Minerva has worked with us on a number of IT projects over the last 8 years - we have always found them to be very helpful, knowledgeable and responsive to our queries.

    Tom Purnell
    Software Development Engineer - Citizen Machinery UK Ltd

  • I am delighted with support of our Exchequer Financial software from Minerva. The response is immediate and they are prepared to go the extra mile.

    Recently we had an unexpected Network interruption which corrupted our Exchequer data.

    Minerva uplifted a copy of our data on a Friday, repaired it at their offices over the weekend and restored it back before start of play on the Monday resulting in zero downtime.

    Carl Blott
    Head of Finance - Tusker Direct Ltd.

  • Since 1999, Minerva has been able to provide robust IT solutions that truly fit our business model here at Sandy Brown. As our business has expanded over the years our tailor made partnership coupled with their very friendly and professional delivery of service has enabled peace of mind in the way they support, maintain and develop our IT infrastructure.

    Audrey Raymond
    Office Manager – Sandy Brown

  • What can I say about Minerva – well we have been fully supported by them for 21 years coming up this year; so perhaps enough said!

    They are always there for us be it for Pegasus software support or our Network.

    We are not computer-literate so we are very pleased to have their support.

    Nick Weall
    Managing Director – Co-Tops Ltd.

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