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

“We are delighted to attain the JOSCAR accreditation as it demonstrates our many decades of striving to deliver the highest quality software and services to critical industries like Aerospace, Defence and Security.  Continuous review is increasingly important in the delivery of cloud-based solutions and services, where strong security and rigorous procedures are vital.”

Dave Kellett, Technical Director, Essential


An accreditation system for the aerospace, defence and security sectors, JOSCAR was established following an initiative led by ADS Group.

It includes a growing number of prime contractors as well as registered buyers including:

  • The MOD
  • BAE Systems
  • Babcock International Group
  • QinetiQ
  • NATS
  • Leonardo UK
  • MBDA

About Essential

One of the first Microsoft Partners to be established in the UK (back in 1994), Essential has been helping enterprises embrace change and new ways of working whilst protecting their existing investment in data and skill sets.

Now, as the ‘modern workplace’ is evolving at lightning speed, we are helping enterprises across all industry sectors migrate legacy data and infrastructure to the cloud and provide a range of services that help enterprises operate securely and efficiently in the new digital workplace.

Solutions include:

  • Migration of legacy email archives to Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft 365 backup
  • Workspace management systems (e.g. to provide Covid-secure booking)
  • Learning management systems for Teams & SharePoint
  • Out-of-the box SharePoint Intranets

Click to view our certificate (Essential Computing, trading as SevernSoft)

Find out how we can help you adopt & adapt the Microsoft modern workplace & cloud for your business