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.

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.

Louis Eves

Louis Eves

Louis joined the team in July 2021 as a technical support engineer. He studied Computing in Business at The University of Huddersfield and carried out a technical support placement whilst doing his studies. Louis is very passionate about customer service and is keen to further his understanding of the technological world.  

Daniel Melrose

Daniel Melrose

Daniel joined the team in June 2021 as part of the apprentice scheme at Eat IT Drink IT. Daniel has played a major role in a recent large client connectivity upgrade program as is very active within the support desk.

Ismail Abbas

Ismail Abbas

Ismail joined the team in September 2021 as part of the apprenticeship scheme at Eat IT Drink IT. Ismail has a very strong interest in all technical fields and is managing a range of the 1st level support tickets coming into the support desk.

Max Nicholson

Max Nicholson

Max joined the team in August 2021 as part of the apprentice scheme after studying computer science at Leeds City College. He loves learning about new and unknown technologies and currently takes many of the support calls.