About us

From our beginnings in 2002, AIT has evolved and adapted by listening to our customers. Our journey has been guided by the needs of your enterprise to improve network performance and increase the resilience and efficiency of power and cooling in data centre and edge facilities. To meet these needs, we tailor Managed Services that add value to technology solutions at every stage; from design to transition and operation.

Core Values

we Listen, we Deliver, we Partner
we Take Responsibility

we Listen to understand the needs of your business. we Deliver to meet the needs of your business. we Partner with you to improve your business. we Take Responsibility making your business our business.

What do we do?

Our Managed Services support the following technologies: 

    • Cloud managed software defined networks
    • AI driven network detection and response cybersecurity
    • SCADA, DCIM and energy management and hardware for Data Centre and Edge infrastructure
    • KVM and control room video extension and switching

Innovation: Our Managed Services support your investment in innovative AI and cloud driven technologies. We help you implement changes derived from the insights and analysis they provide to deliver tangible benefits; saving time, cutting costs and improving the user’s experience

Why choose us?


For two decades, our agility, innovation and focus on our customers has seen us prosper through rapid technological change, a financial crash and a global pandemic. People trust us because we have proven over time that we deliver.


We have developed an excellent team, through apprenticeships, training and experience. This is embedded in best practice and processes built around ITIL and Prince 2 and validated by independent auditors with the award of ISO 9001, 27001, 14001 and 45001.


“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – according to Peter Druker, the founder of modern management. We agree. Technology changes, our plans and goals may change, but our values and determination to meet our customers’ business objectives are constant.

We’ve been told that we are different to other suppliers because we really care about doing a good job.

The team

We advise and deliver services to some of the largest UK companies and public sector organisations, including universities, colleges, police forces, the MOD and hospitals. Our expert team will listen to your problems, quickly adapting to deliver effective solutions – ultimately becoming a valuable partner to help your business succeed.

Steve Bailey | Managing Director

A reluctant entrepreneur, Steve set up the business in 2002 at the suggestion of people in his team, while working for a large technology company. They followed him into the new business that evolved into AIT and 20 years later, they are still with the company. Steve loves the challenge of growing the business and is committed to achieving success for all of AIT’s customers, team members and partners. In his younger days, he was an enthusiastic but very average rugby player and he remains a passionate fan of the game. These days he keeps fit by running, cycling and being Dad to two young children.

Ian Martin | Director, Data Centre Solutions

Without Ian we wouldn’t be here!. He was instrumental in setting up the business and has been the cornerstone of the company from the beginning. With over 25 years’ experience in IT and infrastructure solutions, Ian has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of our customers’ challenges and if he doesn’t have the answer, he will always know someone who does. Above all else, his honesty and integrity shines through and makes him a well-loved and respected member of the team – and the life and soul of any party.

Roy Lovegrove | Senior Project Manager

Roy’s attention to detail is legendary and, alongside his fierce determination to complete projects and meet customer goals, gives him the perfect attributes to manage projects of all sizes. Having joined AIT in the early days, he has been on quite a journey with us and has developed an impressive level of skill and experience. Roy has contributed a huge amount to AIT and his loyalty, work ethic and knowledge is of immense value to the business and our customers. A keen footballer himself, Roy is another member of the team with an inexplicable devotion to an unfashionable club – in his case Everton!

Matt Burton | Commercial Director

With an impressive corporate career leading complex customer engagements, Matt has found his home at AIT in a culture that prioritises listening and partnership. His ability to understand the business needs of his clients and look beyond technical issues makes him a key driver of our customer-focused approach. An engaging character, Matt is popular with customers and vendors who appreciate his calm. methodical approach to overcoming obstacles and making things happen. Matt is a keen cook and lover of simple rustic Greek food.

Chris Hart | Operations Director

Chris is passionate about delivering excellence. With over 20 years’ experience as a senior manager and business owner of technology businesses, he is skilled at balancing the needs of the customer with the wellbeing and safety of his team. Personable and self-assured, Chris possesses a logical and analytical approach to solving complex issues. He has been instrumental in leading a robust service culture by implementing ITIL guided processes to align our services with our customers’ business needs. With responsibility for Service Desk, Health, Safety, Wellbeing and personal development as well as all operational matters, Chris is a key part of AIT’s success. A dedicated father with a large family, Chris is also, for some unknown reason, a Leeds United supporter.

A different approach to managed services

Agile expertise, resource and insight. Together we focus on your business.