Neill Lawson-Smith

Managing Director


Having founded CIS Ltd in 1989, I have worked with a wonderful set of clients and staff.
I have a real passion for IT and making it work for our clients in a practical way.
My amazing support team understand that I expect fast and qualified answers to tech problems.



What does an IT support company do?

IT can be a daunting industry for many, and although the majority of people use IT every day of their lives for both work and leisure, once something goes wrong many can be at a loss for what to do. This is where an IT support company, like CiS could help – by offering the help and guidance you need, not only when something goes wrong but also as a preventative measure.

The Home Office of the Future

On this edition of The Business Brunch, join Paul Ballinger from STL Communications, Kellie Peters from Databasix and Neill Lawson-Smith from CIS, as they discuss the pros and cons of working from home and what the expectations are from customers.

What are the biggest threats to your business?

As the world limps on and businesses in the UK contend with the challenges of another period of lockdown, B4 members representing the Business Services, IT & Communications Hub marked Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January 2021 by discussing what the major threats were to their businesses. With thanks to Darren Aston (Aston & James), Neill Lawson-Smith (CIS Ltd), Paul Ballinger (STL Communications), Salim Benadel (Storm Internet) and Kellie Peters (Databasix).

B4 Sustainable Business Day

It’s B4 Sustainability Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

Staying Ahead of the Game with CIS – Seven...

How clued up on cyber security is your business? On average, cybercrime already costs UK organisations £3000 per year, making cyber knowledge a must-have for your team. Luckily, updating your files and folders to avoid potential cyber-attacks does not have to be a chore.

30 Years of success has taught us… It’s still...

For Oxfordshire-based managed IT services provider CIS, 2019 marks 30 years of successfully supporting local business growth and business continuity. CIS have gone from strength to strength, with up to 30% YoY growth, dozens of awards, multiple acquisitions, and a prosperous future ahead.

Has Private Cloud had its day?

From the days of MSN Messenger, iTunes, Gmail and AOL. We have always been consuming Cloud Computing. However, over the last few years there is no doubt that Cloud Computing has revolutionised the business sector.

Culture Club

By empowering its staff and creating a structure for their success, CIS has developed an award-winning formula that provides first-class service and support to its own customers. B4 spoke to Founder and Managing Director, Neill Lawson-Smith.

CIS Ltd Awarded Employer of the Year at the...

CIS Ltd took home two key awards at the annual V4B Awards this month. The firm won Employer of the Year and its CEO Richard Marsh was also appointed joint Business Leader of the Year – underlining the firm’s commitment to ensuring both its staff and customers are given equal amounts of support, training and inspiration in a highly skilled environment. It was also a finalist in the Large Business of the Year award.