Below are a selection of testimonials from some of our IT Support, Website Design and Software Development customers from the Inverness and Highland area.
“We’re delighted with all aspects of the service we receive from all of the sfG team. The Helpdesk are particularly responsive to any requests we make of them and we’re kept well up to date on how the service is performing for us. It’s good to be able to endorse someone who is doing a great job for us. Keep up the good work!”
Stewart Nicol, Chief Executive, Inverness Chamber of Commerce
“I am often reluctant to give references in case it all goes wrong but I have to say that the support from sfG has been the best that we have had and I feel that our systems are much more robust and professional having listened to their advice.”
Freda Newton, Managing Director, Jacobite Cruises, Inverness
“We started working with sfG in December 2011. We had been used to a very personal and responsive service from a sole trader, but we had outgrown this service and went out to tender. sfG won the tender convincingly, offering a blend of the personal approach we’d been used to and the capabilities and expertise of a bigger organisation.
We had a number of network issues that needed to be addressed, and we completed these within the first year of our partnership with sfG. They guided us through this work and achieved a good balance between letting us get on with what we could do for ourselves and stepping in to help. This allowed us to keep costs to a minimum, whilst ensuring that the work was carried out efficiently and effectively, with minimum disruption to the business.
They have been generous with their knowledge and we are developing our own competency through working in partnership with them. They provide us with an ongoing monthly support service, through which they carry out regular monthly updates and monitoring remotely.
On the occasions we have needed advice or attention on site, they have responded in a timely manner, appropriate to the severity of the problem. Our network is now much more robust and our support costs are predictable and well managed. We have found all the members of the sfG team a pleasure to work with.”
Louise Allen, Finance and Administration Manager, Eden Court, Inverness
“We have been working with sfG for a number of years now, and have found their service to be attentive and efficient. Nothing is too much hassle, and if they can’t do something they are happy to make a recommendation for someone who can. Their pricing is great and, unlike some companies, we have never had a bill for “extras” that weren’t discussed before a project. All in all, a great bunch of guys to work with.”
Scott Murray, Managing Director, Cru Holdings
“My experience of IT support companies was that they were broadly all the same and all very mediocre. Since moving our business to sfG I have changed my view entirely.
The changeover from our previous providers was seamless and since then the support we have received has been excellent. The personnel at sfG are very easy to speak to. We receive almost instant responses to our needs and help is provided even if the issue isn’t directly within their remit.
We are kept up to date with our usage and spend via the monthly activity reports which provide excellent statistics for our Board and all at a very competitive price. sfG are certainly a cut above the norm in the IT Support industry.”
David Brookfield, Head of Finance and IT, Birchwood Highland
“sfG have provided IT support services to HighWater since 2011. The broad range of technical capabilities provided by their patient and dedicated support staff ensures that they are always able to respond to our needs in a timely and efficient manner. The accurate data provided by their support desk system ensures that they are able to provide HighWater with a tailored, cost-effective IT support package designed to suit the size and complexity of our company. sfG’s staff have gone above and beyond the level of support that I have typically experienced from other companies when we have had unforeseen out-of-hours IT problems. In summary, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”
Mike Ayres, Managing Director, Highwater
“We have used sfG now since 2015 and have always found the service to be friendly and professional. They cover periodic maintenance, ad hoc issues as well as upgrade installations. They often work with 3rd party suppliers and always facilitate any issues that this can bring. sfG look after our Office 365, server and networking, PC maintenance, switches and access points, wireless infrastructure, EPOS hardware and cyber security. I would highly recommend them as a business to work with and we appreciate the service they provide for us”
Dan Rose-Bristow, Owner at The Torridon
"We’re a small charity that has muddled by without any formal IT support for many years, with frustrations and glitches ever growing! Our IT had really started to hold us back and interfere with our day to day work. It took around a year from us initially contacting sfG for us to finally take the leap and enter into an SLA. During that time they were incredibly patient, understanding and always happy to answer any questions we had. We’ve now made the move to Office 365, supported by sfG every step of the way. There’s lots still to do but they’re happy to work with us, at a pace that suits the team, so everyone can get used to changes gradually and avoid any additional pressures. I have no hesitation in recommending sfG.”
Sarah Fowler, Chief Officer, Chip+
“We were delighted to find sfG. After many years of various IT companies, we are now in a stable position with all our IT standardised. sfG staff are so helpful and efficient, always at the end of the phone to help. No issue too big or too small, always happy to help.”
Jennifer MacLeod, Stòras Uibhist
“It’s invaluable having the team at sfG only a phone call away. Any PC-related issues are resolved quickly and with a minimum of intrusion, while server maintenance is carried out remotely as a background operation. I can’t recommend them highly enough”
John Gell, Director, Simply Let
“HSPC have been working with sfG for over a year, in that year sfG have helped create a new database for the business, this has made an incredible difference to work efficacy. All work processes are improved. The cost was very competitive too. sfG now also provide ongoing IT support for HSPC, this too has been faultless – round the clock friendly affordable expertise; this means we can focus on what we do best and not have to get tied up with anything when any IT problems arise, the numbers of problems are also much reduced because they set the system up well in the first place and have all the security and back up in place. We are delighted we chose sfG”
Sarah Woodcock, Manager, HSPC (Highland Solicitors Property Centre), Inverness
“sfG also made us aware of a programme offering donated technology products to UK charities from partners such as Microsoft and Cisco. Using our charity status we were able to purchase software licences and other products at a staggering discount, literally saving us £ thousands. You could say that this saving alone has paid for our IT support service for the next 2 or 3 years!”
Stephen Gibson, Financial Controller, The Shirlie Project, Inverness & Fort William
“You certainly seem to be the best of the IT people we have used so far.”
Ian Nicoll, Qmulus Ltd, Inverness
“sfG have provided us with IT support for a number of years and we are always very pleased with their response time and the outcome of their advice. In addition sfG have supported us in some complex bespoke software developments which demonstrated their skills and determination to achieve the desired outcome. The sfG staff are always very polite and a pleasure to work with.”
Brenda Dunthorne, Director, In Your Element
"The differences, so far, between your service and our previous experiences over the last twelve years, are firstly that you provide a proactive service and secondly you do what you say you are going to do. So far, this is certainly setting sfG apart from the 'others'"
Ed Ley-Wilson, Leah Ley-Wilson Recruitment, Inverness-shire
“sfG gives us far more than any other IT provider would have done. We feel in control of everything, from service levels to performance to monthly costs. It is easy for us to log and track issues, problems are solved quickly and the costs are kept low.”
Charlie Bullock, Operations Director, Aquascot Ltd, Alness, Ross-shire
“Appointing sfG has been a wise business move for us at Canonbury Interiors. Now sfG handle all our IT issues, we are free to focus on our clients and what we do best.”
Sarah Mackay, Managing Director, Canonbury Interiors
“Whilst we are busy dealing with our clients, the sfG team are busy keeping our IT infrastructure working at maximum efficiency. We are always really impressed with the support response and everyone is so friendly and helpful (in addition to being super-efficient at implementing everything).”
Scott Anderson, Masson Cairns Ltd
“We’ve been using sfG software for many years now for our back-office, server and IT support. Their fast, knowledgeable and reliable service has ensured IT failures and niggling computer problems are all, fortunately, a thing of the past!”
Paul Wood, Managing Director, West Highland Publishing Company
“sfG deals very efficiently with all our IT requirements. It’s a pleasure to deal with such a friendly company.”
Audrey Hogan, Director, Caley Cruisers, Inverness
“sfG Software were the only company in the Highlands that could provide us with 7 day a week cover, which is essential for our business. They have completely updated our systems and have constantly impressed us with how responsive, professional and helpful they are.”
Rod Michie, Director, Jacobite Cruises, Inverness
“In short, we are absolutely delighted with the service provided by sfG and I would strongly recommend them for your own business.”
Stephen Gibson, Financial Controller, The Shirlie Project, Inverness & Fort William
“As with most modern businesses we have become totally dependent on IT systems in all areas. Any break in service has a direct cost impact. We have been working with sfG for many years and their support is critical to our business. I would highly recommend their professional service.”
Dave McLaughlin, Managing Director, Shandwick Supply Co