It’s a long story…Once upon a time in Sawbridgeworth…
Andrew and Phil Morgan became the Co-Founders of HardSoft back in the 80’s! The year was 1984, Apple has just launched the first Macintosh whilst Amstrad’s beige plastic heaps dominated the market. Phil, just 14 years old was a young & excited programmer wielding the formidable Dragon 32 computer & pushing its 32K RAM & the gaming genre to their limits.
At that time a flagship Elonex PC with an Intel 25MHz 486 CPU could be as much as £3000! This was an issue for many businesses hesitant to invest in this young market without a safety net. Andy, head of Sales, retreated to brood & ponder. He needed to make it less of a risky investment for businesses to get their hands on the hardware they needed. HardSoft needed to make their products, not just the best available, they needed to make them affordable.
With the release of Windows 3.1 on the horizon, something clicked, ‘If you don’t like the system, update & improve it’. Most Businesses were leasing their Franking Machines or Copiers why couldn’t they lease Computers? Teaming up with a local lease company the Flexi-Lease was born!
The date was September 1984 & HardSoft placed an Advert in Computer Shopper magazine. It was a roaring success and Andrew didn’t go home that week. Quotes were posted, faxed and came flooding through the Post Office. Time may have passed, offices opened but the Flexi-Lease remains our flagship product engineered for the modern business. We keep our eyes on the future but remember where we started, serving our customers with several subscription models & expert advice on technology and financing. We are One-Stop Computer Leasing – Since 1984.
A Passionate Team of People. That’s What Makes us Different.
Recruiting a family to fit into Andrew & Phil’s family business. The HardSoft Team are here to help you & your business succeed! Your success is intertwined with ours, this team supports & serves over 5000 of our customers with outstanding 5* reviews on Trustpilot, Google & Feefo.
Trusted to Support, Secure & Keep Up to Date the IT future of Over 5000 of our UK Customers & They’re Doing it Brilliantly!
We are One-Stop Computer Leasing. HardSoft is an accredited Credit Broker licenced by the FCA. Our acquisitions department secure hardware & software from all major national & international distributors whilst our On & Off-site Technical Support teams are fully trained in the product lines we offer. All of this ensures HardSoft is your One-Stop Computer Leasing provider & can ensure every part of the subscription process for your IT needs is quality controlled to meet or exceed your expectations.
Providing our Customers One-Stop Computer Leasing Since 1984.
We’ve been & continue to be a One Stop Solution for your business’ IT requirements, since 1984. Our mission is to offer expert advice on technology and financing, & provide your business with the Hardware, Software & IT infrastructure to secure lasting & optimised IT solutions are implemented, kept up to date & maintained in your business.
Authorised partners with HP, Lenovo, Apple, Microsoft & many more. Ours is a business of relationships at all levels, securing & valuing connections with Customers, Staff & Suppliers with equal esteem. Over 35 years these relationships have forged HardSoft into the #1 Computer Leasing Company in the UK by offering transparent & unparalleled Customer Service paired with a passionate HardSoft team designed & built to secure your business the very best equipment & support wrapped securely in a flexible, tailored IT subscription to suit you.
Fully Trained Apple Engineers
On-Site Installation & Training Options
On & Off-Site Technical Support
3-Year ‘No Quibble’ Warranty
Access to our Loyalty Rewards Plan
Dedicated Account Manager
Loan Machines Delivered in 24 hours
All Included in Your Weekly Subscription!