About Us

CTS provides IT solutions Shaped for Law

Your business is law. Our business has been shaped for law. We are CTS, your IT partner uniquely dedicated to the legal sector.

The legal sector is like no other.

It takes years of dedicated learning, exceptional knowledge and determination to always be one step ahead. Every minute and every decision matters and maximising reputation and minimising risk informs every decision made.

Technology powers justice, so it’s critical that everything works perfectly. Whether in an office, chambers or law court, an optimised solution can make the difference between case lost or  case won.

Choosing an IT partner that that delivers productivity and positive outcomes now and for the future is key. A partner that’s as dedicated to the legal sector as you are, with the knowledge, know-how and evidence to support every need.

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Transforming the user experience and operational success of the legal sector

CTS delivers IT services that transform the user experience and operational success of Law Firms and Barristers’ Chambers, both day-to-day and in the longer term.

Unlike most IT companies, we understand the highly regulated nature and distinctive culture of the legal sector and their users.

Established in 2008, CTS’ specialist focus has enabled us to become the No. 1 MSP to the legal sector in the UK and Ireland. In 2020, CTS acquired Sprout IT and City Business Solutions (CBS), both of whom specialise in providing services to Barristers’ Chambers, further expanding our legal sector client base and knowledge.

That experience and expertise allows us to create a tailored solution that will maximise the efficient use of fee earners’ time, enhancing productivity and profitability.

"Our services have been uniquely shaped for law, maximising reputation and minimising risk for the clients we support."

Meet Our Board

Nigel Wright , Chief Executive Officer

CEO and founder of CTS, Nigel has worked in legal technology for 15 years, driving the strategy and growth of CTS and building long term mutually beneficial relationships with many of the sector’s key vendors.
Nigel’s focus is on driving a clear value proposition for our clients and on continually innovating our technology and service offering to meet the changing needs of our sector. Well-known and respected within the sector, Nigel is often invited to speak at events and to advise industry bodies on the issues and opportunities facing law firms today.

Ed Smyth , Chief Operating / Finance Officer

Ed is responsible for ensuring CTS has the capabilities to provide a world class service to our clients today, and to scale to enable our future clients to experience the same.
After training as a chartered accountant with PwC, Ed spent twenty years in key roles within senior management teams of regulated, high quality, high growth entrepreneur led and private equity backed businesses. Ed joined CTS in 2020 after helping lead a second successful shareholder transition with KKR backed LGC Science Group.

Mohamed Bakeer , Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Mohamed is responsible for the overall technology strategy of the CTS business, driving development of services and solutions.
With 16 years’ IT experience he works with our clients to provide advice and guidance, aligning the right technology to achieve tangible business outcomes and give them a competitive advantage. Mohamed’s role involves managing and scaling the technical teams to continuously enhance the quality of solutions and service delivery. The ultimate focus is always a satisfied client.

Aaron Naisbitt , Sales Director

Aaron has over 18 years’ experience in the technology sector and has been with CTS for six years, advancing from Sales Manager to Sales Director during this time.
He manages the commercial strategy of the business, overseeing our Sales, Account Management and Marketing teams to drive business growth whilst maintaining exceptional service for our clients. Aaron advises law firms on how to align their technology use with their business strategy, delivering robust and compliant solutions that enable firms to improve productivity and profitability, enable flexible working and mitigate risk.

Mark Fowle , Non-Executive Chairman

Mark facilitates strategic decisions and guides the leadership team in creating a dynamic and exciting environment to attract new talent and encourage our existing team to thrive.
He brings to our board of directors substantial experience in founding and successfully scaling technology businesses. Mark founded a number of ISP/MSPs in the late 1990s and co-founded cloud provider Attenda in 1997.

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Legal sector relationships

Our awards

Compliance standards

ISO 14001:2015

Certificate Number: 232370

In May 2021, Sprout CTS achieved ISO14001: the internationally recognised environmental management system standard used to demonstrate effective environmental management and to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements..

ISO 9001:2015

Certificate Number: 220465

In May 2020, Sprout CTS achieved ISO 9001; the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard used to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. This qualification enhances our quality and continuous improvement focus into the heart of Sprout, ensuring quality management is completely integrated and aligned with the business strategies.

Click here for more information how this will benefit our business and the service we provide to our clients.

ISO 27001:2013

Registration Number: 19/3091

In May 2017, CTS achieved the internationally recognised ISO27001 security management and information standard, demonstrating our commitment to the highest quality in delivery of services and security procedures for our customers. ISO27001 is the internationally-recognised standard for Information Security Management Systems.

It showcases our commitment to the prevention of theft, loss, damage, or misuse of any sensitive information we hold or have access to. ISO27001 requires an annual inspection and renewal process.

Vendor accreditations

MICROSOFT GOLD PARTNER

Midmarket Solution Provider – Partner ID: 1512051

Only 70 companies in the UK have achieved this Microsoft® Gold competency and only 1% of worldwide partners achieve Gold Partner status. Sprout CTS have been recognised by Microsoft for offering best-in-class solutions to customers and for undergoing a rigorous, auditable approval process.

The new Microsoft Partner Network was revised in October 2010 to make it considerably more difficult for partners to achieve the prestigious ‘Gold’ status.

The Gold certification differentiates partners and demonstrates that we have the very highest, most consistent capability and commitment within our targeted business solution area.

CITRIX PREMIER SERVICE PROVIDER PARTNER

Organisation ID: 50073533

We have been virtualising servers across our client base for many years – unlike many providers, we are certified to do so through a rigorous and auditable selection process.

Citrix enables organisations to successfully support a growing virtual workforce by providing secure, always-available IT services and a high-definition user experience on-demand, no matter the device or connection.

MIMECAST PREMIER PARTNER

The UK’s First Certified Mimecast Business Partner

We have worked with Mimecast for many years and have outstanding product knowledge and implementation experience. In 2016 we were awarded ‘Technical Services Partner of the Year’ which recognises our exemplary levels of technical proficiency and customer assistance on Mimecast’s services.

Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security and serves a large portion of the UK Legal market. Sprout became the UK’s first Mimecast Certified Technology Specialist Business Partner on 31st May 2013. A statistic of which we are very proud.

CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS

Certificate Number: IASME-CEP-003156

In May 2021, Sprout CTS achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification. The certification demonstrates our commitment to the information security baseline standard when providing secure services and security our customers.

 

BAR COUNCIL SERVICE PARTNER

We are proud to be work with the Bar Council to provide quality IT support. This partnership cements our position in the legal marketplace and together we offer Cyber Security training to the bar.

SONICWALL SECUREFIRST – GOLD

Sprout CTS are one of the fastest achievers of the new SonicWall partner program, achieving the top status (Gold). This key partnership, underpins Sprout’s Firewall-as-a-Service.

QUALIFIED MULTITENANT HOSTER PROGRAM

Sprout CTS are one of a handful of UK providers who can legitimately offer Office 365 from within a Private Cloud instance.  This can be verified here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/CloudandHosting/licensing_sca.aspx.

Extending the benefits of Private Cloud, each user can enjoy a fully installed Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, iPad and Android tablets, and most mobile devices. Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and 5 phones.

There is more information available on this here.