About Cristie

Cristie Data have been managing and protecting data for over 40 years.

Whether you plan to remain on-premise, are migrating to the cloud or looking to utilise the best of both worlds, Cristie Data deliver the solutions, experience and support for the journey.

From collaborative consultation, sizing and scoping, to implementation and integration, Cristie supports you every step of the way..... and the extra mile!

Managing and protecting data for over 40 years

Cristie have been a trusted, innovative and leading edge data storage, backup and virtualisation solutions provider across all sectors of industry for over 40 years.

From SMEs to large enterprises, and public sector to private sector, whatever the size or type of customer we’re helping, everyone receives the same great levels of advice, support and friendly service.

Our focused data storage, backup and virtualisation solutions are based upon tested and validated technologies. These provide the widest possible support for diverse IT environments, often integrating with existing systems and storage investments rather than having to replace them and begin again.

Check out some of our Customer Success Stories.


We augment and improve infrastructures which save our customers time, cost and deliver significant value to their businesses.

Our consultative approach is our key differentiator and involves creating long-term partnerships with our customers. We are both flexible and dynamic and our customers receive tailor-made solutions that are truly vendor independent. We become our customers trusted advisors for all tactical and strategic infrastructure solutions.

Cristie are also proud to have been certified the BSI ISO 9001 for over 10 years. This accreditation gives our customers confidence in knowing that we continually monitor and manage quality across all of our operations.

To view our BSI certificate please click here.

Our Team

I have worked at Cristie for 16 years and have a real all-round knowledge of all things Storage, Virtualisation & Backup. I’ve got a keen interest in new technologies, so I’m always keeping an eye on US startups, particularly those with new and exciting ways of making things better, faster, simpler. I’m a keen golfer and also enjoy a yearly trip to the Alps on my mountain bike.


Ryan Smith

Sales Director

I've over 20 yrs experience within the IT industry. I specialise in technical architecture and implementation within private and public sector, incl. healthcare, local authorities, emergency services and central government. I spend my time supporting my boys play football and enjoy off road cycling.


Rob Knapp

Technical Services Manager

I have worked with Cristie for 15 years. I have lead client engagements covering on-premise infrastructure, consultancy and cloud services, working with many organisations from small businesses to some of Cristie’s largest commercial and public sector clients. I can usually be found with family and friends, outside in the fresh air, walking, running, swimming, mountain biking, or at gigs/festivals.


Ian Curry

Business Development Manager

I have worked for Cristie for 5 years and have 17 years experience in IT roles and have a deep technical background. I am here to offer real world, usable advice on planning for wholesale infrastructure change and protection. I am an avid walker and mountain climber. I climb in the Andes and the Atlas Mountains but you'll regularly find me somewhere in Snowdonia in my free time.


Marc Bingham

Senior Pre Sales Architect

I have worked for Cristie for over 4 years. Working within IT Solutions industry for over 20 years specialising in Back up, Storage and Virtualisation Solutions into Private and Public Sector. I Live in South Wales and most of the time outside of work for the last 18 months has been focused on a self build which has been a challenging and rewarding journey.


Peter Bennett

Business Development Manager

I have worked at Cristie for about 7 years and have recently moved into the Pre Sales Architecture team after working up through the technical support team and gaining lots of technical experience along the way. I like listening to live music and going to festivals with a drink or two. I like to run, play squash and I would love to travel more and see the world.


Adam Hopes

Pre Sales Architect

I joined Cristie in March 2017. Most of my 10 years in the IT channel has been working with the Legal, Finance and Retail sectors on Managed Services, Outsourcing and End User Computing and Infrastructure projects. I have a two year old son; he has become my hobby and I spend the majority of my time being forced to watch Fireman Sam and Postman Pat under duress.


Sean Tweedlie

Business Development Manager

I have worked with Cristie for 14 years now. I have a vast level of experience of storage, networks, compute, backup, DR along with cloud and managed services. I mainly help design and implement solutions in these areas. I love being outdoors doing anything active, spending time with my family, watching films and live shows.


Richard Christopher

Senior Consultant

I joined Cristie in early 2017. The majority of my 12 year IT career was spent in an engineering/technical capacity for many different sectors. I’m driven by finding solutions which are aligned to a client’s business plan, budgets and corporate responsibilities. As well as some sort of daily sporting activity I enjoy exploring local scenery and walking in the Peak District and Snowdonia.


Steve Hinns

Business Development Manager

I have worked with Cristie for well over a decade. I have a broad depth of experience with HyperV, VMware, Arcserve, Dell hardware, HP Hardware, iSCSI networking, and back end storage infrastructure. My biggest achievement is bringing two well rounded individuals into this world. I have done a lot, learnt a lot, forgotten a lot and retained enough!


Steve Lawlor

Senior Consultant

I have been with Cristie since early 2016. I focus on educational accounts within the South and understand the pressures that IT teams within education are under. My goal is to relieve these pressures by introducing a range of technologies that could assist by saving time, money, mitigating risk. I enjoy taking long walks with my wife and our dogs at the weekend.


Ben Nicholls

Business Development Manager

I have worked for Cristie for over 10 years. I have a broad knowledge and experience in Cristie’s Product portfolio, which gets put to good use as a consultant to our customers. I am into sports (mostly rugby and cricket), spending time with friends, attempting to travel the world and spending most evenings rolling around on the floor or running around playing with my son.


Jake Lawlor

Support Manager

I have worked for Cristie since March 2017. I am here to support the growth of the business by managing and creating new business opportunities for our team whilst presenting our brand to existing and potential customers. I am a singer in a band and have two daughters (mini teenagers) that keep me occupied, along with our two cats and an unruly young Wire Haired Fox Terrier.


Barbara Miller

Internal Sales & Marketing Manager

I have worked with Cristie since 2015. During this time I have had the chance to learn about the wide range of products and services and am focused on working with our customers and vendors to solve any issues our customers may have. I spend most of my spare time with my family, normally having tea parties with my daughter or playing video games with my son.


Dan Sutton

Senior Technical Support Engineer

I've been with Cristie since August 2019. I had been interested to get into the IT industry for some time. I was a primary school teacher for 6 years before working for a company providing outstanding PE lessons and professional development consultancy to schools. My wife and I are very lucky to have two gorgeous children who keep us busy. I'm a keen sports fan and keep fit by running and the gym.


Charlie Yolland-Jones

Internal Account Manager

I have been with Cristie since July 2018. During this time I have gained some great technical knowledge and I am passionate in helping our clients get the most out of the wide range of products and services within Cristie’s portfolio by working with vendors to give a great support experience. I don't have that much going on out of work therefore I'm open to ideas.


Lewis Huggins

Technical Support Engineer

I have been with Cristie for 10 years. I am dedicated to finding new business opportunities for our Technical Sales Managers which has resulted in producing customers such as B&NES DC, Dyson, Glos Constabulary and Government Actuary’s Dept to name a few. If I’m not out walking my dog or hitting the gym, I’ll be out and about in my renovated VW campervan... or in a pub if it is raining.


Amy Fletcher

Internal Sales Supervisor


Max Holley

Technical Support Engineer

I have worked at Cristie for 6 years. I am here to maintain relationships and establish new business opportunities for our Technical Sales Managers. I am recently new to motherhood, sleepless nights and a new social scene involving copious amounts of milk.


Charlene Davis

Internal Sales Executive

I have worked with Cristie for well over 10 years progressing from the Ops Assistant through to Manager so I have lots of experience and enjoy solving problems in a practical sense. I love spending time with my family and I have two young children who keep me on my toes. I love staying active by going to the gym and riding my bike. I also enjoy to play golf (when I get the chance).


Dave Anderson

Operations Manager

I have worked with Cristie for 25 years. My experience is vast, from sales administration, packing and distribution, to accounting and credit control. Outside of work I enjoy mountain biking for physical fitness, playing Scrabble for mental fitness, following American Football, spending time at home with my human and animal companions and holidays.


Liz Shirley

Accounts Manager

I have worked at Cristie since 2017, and assist with ensuring all processes work effectively. I deal with order management, logistics audits and monthly reports. I am a photographer, a motor sports fan and a gamer. In my free time I enjoy cooking and attending car events with my wife and son.


Steve Lambley

Operations Assistant

Contact Us

Thank you for taking time to view our website, if you would like more information on any of our solutions or services, call us today to see how we can help your business.


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