SHBS keeps Leicester laughing

Robust, secure and scalable IT system for now and the future


Big Difference Company grew out of the hugely successful Leicester Comedy Festival. It is the same dedicated people, committed to the same life changing schemes and projects: helping men to take their health seriously; encouraging school children to eat sensibly; planting trees in The National Forest, reducing carbon emissions; improving the life skills and confidence of people. Its work of widening smiles goes on.


The company’s IT infrastructure is core to its success and being totally secure is vital to its operations. The experienced team at SHBS was called in to complete a review of the fundamental systems and to provide a robust, secure and scalable system which can grow with the company in the future.


An existing, less secure workgroup server network was replaced with a state-of-the-art system incorporating new equipment and software. Industry-leading Sophos security software was installed to provide anti-virus protection and a full support contract means that Big Difference can have complete peace of mind and focus on core activities rather than worrying about their IT system.

“They listened to our concerns and we discussed precisely what we wanted.”

Geoff Rowe, Chief Executive, Big Difference

“Bringing SHBS on board some four years ago now was a great decision”, said Geoff Rowe, Chief Executive of Big Difference. “They listened to our concerns and we discussed precisely what we wanted and where our concerns lie. They then came up with a system and a comprehensive maintenance contract that means we don’t have to worry about our system any more. It just works and lets us get on with what we do best”.

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Services provided

  • IT consultancy
  • System design & specification
  • Networked server system
  • Sophos Anti Virus
  • Annual support contract

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