Whether we’re designing and installing IT networks or IP telephone systems, we never forget people are at the centre of what we do. So, clear, straightforward communication is an important element of our approach from our very first meeting.
We start by getting to understand your company, and exactly what you’ll need to operate smoothly and efficiently. You’ll get a detailed proposal telling you step by step what we will do so you’ll always know exactly what you’re paying for. Our methodical approach to each project ensures a stress-free experience with minimum disruption.
Building trusting, long-lasting relationships with our clients is fundamental to our approach. And we do that by offering peace of mind, commitment to their success and excellent value for money. Many of our clients have been with us for years and view us as a valued partner.
We want you to have a consistent, high standard service from people who understand your needs and how your company functions. You’ll get as much support as you want and we’re always happy to give you advice.
As an independent IT consultancy, we can give you a much wider choice of products because we’re not tied into any one supplier. In fact, we prefer to use Open Source products because they are much more flexible and cost-effective.
Because we’re immersed in the IT world we know all about the latest developments including emerging technology and research, and you’ll always get the benefit of our knowledge. We quickly recognised the potential of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) over conventional telephone systems for a business for example. Installing IP telephone systems for businesses of all sizes, helping them to save more and offer a better service, is now a large part of what we do.
Using our knowledge, together with our vast experience, we help you work smarter, be more productive, and ultimately more profitable.
Lee Mason has spent his career in the IT industry starting out in 1979 as a computer operator. He moved to Land Rover where he worked with a number of mainframe systems. While at Land Rover, Lee was involved in early computer networking projects at the company’s Solihull plant and several satellite factories.
Lee went on to work in software services for a number of companies. He set up OPL in 1995 to offer consultancy and project management for SMEs and larger companies.
Lee continues to enthusiastically expand his already vast knowledge of all things IT. OPL clients benefit from his grasp of how new developments, such as IP telephone systems, can help their businesses.
Beovax have worked with OPL on a wide variety of IT projects spanning several years and have always been impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and commitment.....they continually demonstrate their expertise and ability to perform in almost any IT environment, they are always a pleasure to work with...
Regional Services Director, BEOVAX Computer Services Ltd
We have worked regularly & very successfully with OPL for more than 5 years and do not hesitate to recommend them to others. OPL are extremely knowledgeable and provide excellent support and value for an SME type company like ourselves.
Managing Director, London Chemicals & Resources Ltd
OPL and in particular Lee Mason has assisted FirstAssist Services during the past 15 years on many occasions. Supplying professional IT services, high quality and good value for money. Lee has personally provide some excellent solutions and staff to FirstAssist Services.
IT Infrastructure Manager, FirstAssist Services Ltd
BIW Technologies Ltd (a leading SaaS provider) have over the past 10 years used OPL for many different IT projects. Over those 10 years OPL have proven themselves to be extremely knowledgeable in new and legacy technologies including network diagnostics, network implementations and new and emerging technology research and development. Something you get from OPL that you don't necessarily get from the larger IT consultancies is a focus on getting the job done to the clients satisfaction without keeping an eye on the clock. OPL has become a major part of BIW's IT strategy and they continue to be a valued partner of our business.
Operations Director, BIW Technologies Ltd
We always use OPL for Linux based projects as we find their expertise to be invaluable and do not hesitate to recommend them to your organisation.
Managing Director, Fluid (EM) Ltd
NHH have used Lee Mason and OPL for almost 20 years on a wide range of ICT projects. These have ranged from the project management of our IP Telephony implementation, to LAN infrastructure design, and the implementation of our MPLS network. These are all critical parts of our ICT infrastructure and the fact that we have used OPL over such as long period of time is testament in itself to the quality and reliability of their work.
ICT Infrastructure Manager, Notting Hill Housing
OPL designed and fully project managed the implementation of our 380+ site retail MPLS network as well as designing core infrastructure including the integration of Windows, Linux, and HP-UX systems. OPL worked as part of our IT team to get the job done efficiently and to a very high standard. We would certainly recommend OPL to anyone undertaking large infrastructure projects.
ex-IT Manager, The Unwins Wine Group Ltd