We help Microsoft-centric enterprises fully adopt the cloud & adapt to new ways of working.


Leaders in Transitional Technologies for 30 Years

Based in Portishead near Bristol – we work with enterprises across the UK and beyond.

Independent. We pride ourselves on our independence, which allows us to recommend solutions that are in your best interests, rather than promoting a particular vendor or product.

Experienced. Customers are at the heart of everything we do. With over 30 years’ experience we have become leaders in transitional technologies and have helped countless businesses like yours stay ahead of the curve.

Attentive. We understand that every business is different, which is why we take the time to understand your specific requirements before providing expert guidance and support. 

Essential's HQ in Portishead


What you get as an Essential Customer


Always on the leading edge, we deliver unique & innovative technologies from best-of-breed authors.


Over the years we have acquired a deep understand of the technology & business issues enterprises face.

Great Support

We have a UK-based service desk, staffed by experienced personnel with deep-domain expertise. 


We limit ourselves to fewer, larger & more complex projects to give you a personal & responsive service.


We put all our solutions through their paces, saving you time & effort in your selection.


We’re not afraid of saying no, setting realistic expectations, or addressing the issues that can arise when new technology meets ‘real-life’.


We’re committed to compliance & best practices


Essential is JOSCAR (Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) registered & a fully compliant supplier for the aerospace, defence & security industry.

Hellios FSQS

Essential is fully registered on the FSQS (Financial Services Qualification System) supplier qualification system & is committed to servicing the financial sector.


Essential Computing is listed as an Approved Supplier on the Government G-Cloud Cloud Services Framework.


Essential is pleased to announce that, once again, it has attained its Cyber Essentials Certification against an increasingly challenging security backdrop.

What our customers have to say about us

What our customers have to say

“Being able to pre-book a desk close to colleagues is a game-changer for our team’s productivity, especially as we are about to be working in an unfamiliar temporary space whilst we refurb our Poole office.”

Chris Egan, Infrastructure Project Manager, Merlin Entertainments ltd

What our customers have to say

“It’s now quicker and easier for hosts to register visitors in advance and provide all the relevant information, such as whether the visitor needs escorting. Managing visitor arrivals has also been streamlined with services that include self-service check-in kiosks and automated notifications to hosts.”

Jane Jennings, Business System Analyst, Supply Chain and FM, NATS
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What our customers have to say

“Working with Essential we have been able to make Microsoft Outlook the single portal via which we can book everything required for visitors to NATS’ offices. At the same time as scheduling a visit in Outlook calendar we can request meeting rooms, seating layouts, AV equipment, catering, Wifi codes, security arrangements, and so on.”

Jane Jennings, Business System Analyst, Supply Chain and FM, NATS
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What our customers have to say

“Our vision is to create flexible and productive office spaces using cutting-edge technologies to ease workspace booking, show footfall throughout the office and even help individuals find a space that suits their ideal temperature.”

Jane Jennings, Business System Analyst, Supply Chain and FM, NATS