About Us

Eat IT Drink IT have been installing IT systems since 2006. Originally starting out as Smart PC Solutions based in Leeds, it grew to focus on the Bar & Restaurant Industry and provide tailored IT solutions across the whole of the UK.  Its founder Cliff Gurdin is still at the helm and is the company’s Managing Director.  With over twelve years in the industry we’ll make sure everything’s running smoothly and you understand exactly how it all works.

Cliff Gurdin

Cliff Gurdin

The idea of Eat IT Drink IT grew from Cliff’s love of IT.  Having previously worked at senior levels in both the public and private sector varying his career between front line IT support management and technical implementation management roles, he decided that creating and running his own company was the next step.

Edy Staines

Edy Staines

Edy is a fully certified electrician who has a specialist interest in IT systems installation and support.  Given his expert electrical experience Edy specialises in complex bespoke IT installations as well as managing all the clients in the South East. Edy has project managed some of the largest installations that Eat IT Drink IT has conducted to date. 

Ian Driver

Ian Driver

Ian is Eat IT Drink IT’s Developer and System Administrator. When he isn’t working on developing bespoke IT software solutions, he works behind the scenes to ensure systems run smoothly. Ian manages all our hosted customer requirements as well as administering our customers who use Windows Server environments. Exchange and domains.

Ben Norton

Ben Norton

Ben joined the team in October 2016 and specialises in remote support and diagnostics. Ben has experience in all aspects of Windows, Mac and mobile device support as well as a solid understanding of networking and firewall configuration

Andrew Cleeve

Andrew Cleeve

Andrew joined the team in 2019 and brings with him over five years management experience in the hospitality industry. Andrew is passionate about customer service and having spent his early career as a customer of IT tech support teams he really enjoys putting himself in our customers shoes. Andrew is based at our support head office in Leeds and will often be one of the engineers you speak to if you contact our support desk.

Oliver Welsh

Oliver Welsh

Oliver joined the team in July 2019 as part of the apprentice program at Eat IT Drink IT. Oliver has a keen interest in all aspects of IT and is handling a vast majority of the calls received by the support team.