Chris Smith is an expert IT consultant. He runs CGS Solutions, an IT Consultancy based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

When a client needs a problem solving and a project managing from inception to completion, CGS solutions steps in. 

Chris is a passionate IT consultant focused on problem solving and enabling teams to perform at their best through simple and efficient IT solutions. Chris has 20 years experience in the IT sector. He started off as an installation and maintenance engineer, moving into Senior Engineering with key account management across both the public and private sectors. Chris has provided tailored IT solutions for a broad range of sectors including:

  • Retail
  • Government
  • Banking
  • Telecommunications.

Chris set up the IT Consultancy CGS Solutions to fill the gap in the marketing for leading end to end IT solutions for businesses with complex IT needs.

Chris Smith - IT solutions consultant based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Chris Smith - IT solutions consultant based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

I have been fortunate enough to work for a number of international companies and have yet to encounter an engineer or architect that has Chris’ dedication and diligence to his work. His technical knowledge is obvious; his real worth manifests in his exceptional customer-facing skills, where I have seen 1st hand his ability to deal with the changing demands of stakeholders with consummate ease and professionalism. Having worked with Chris in the early stages of my career, he always ensured that I was engaged in the important decisions within the team, taking the time to explain exceptionally complex issues in a very clear and concise way. A vital skill in such a challenging industry. Chris’ qualities certainly qualify him for the most technical and important projects within the most demanding of environments.
— Ben Cairns, Network Engineer at Spot Trading LLC

Chris Smith's philosophies and approach


Understanding your business culture


Understanding the culture that drives your business and the reasons behind the choices made for the IT applications you use is fundamental. Your business sector needs, culture and working style should drive the IT solutions and application selection. Having clearly understood the specific IT requirements, the IT systems to support that need can be delivered effectively.


Simplicity in IT


The IT you use should only be as complex as your requirements dictate. The key to good network design and application integration is to deliver quality, even if this means delivering simple It solutions and architecture. Delivering an architecture for network and security design that provides an efficient platform for our customers is a key objective with the services offered.


Supporting and advising your IT teams


Chris works alongside IT Managers and Departments enhancing the successful delivery of day to day work through sound IT systems. Since no business has the IT expertise to deliver on every IT need, Chris is an IT Consultant that supports IT teams to deliver on projects that need to happen over and above day to day delivery. Chris also advises Managing Directors on IT related business development plans, helping them and the IT Manager select the most suitable IT solutions for the successful growth of the business.


Long terms partnerships in IT


Chris does not believe in one hit project wonders. Projects tend to be delivered over a period of time with Chris overseeing all aspects of the project from infrastructure design to vendor management.

He believes in developing a long term partnership that ensures your IT needs are met, even as your business and IT needs evolve. This approach helps ensure your business continues to grow.


IT collaboration in Peterborough and surrounding regions

As a leading IT Consultant in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Chris is developing strategic relationships with Peterborough City Council, Opportunity Peterborough and IT businesses across the city. The aim is to provide a framework for greater collaboration within the Peterborough IT sector that will enhance the growth of the sector and IT provision in the city. Chris is aiming to positively influence IT provision for SME businesses across the city.