what is it? 

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.


Developed as part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy, the Cyber Essentials scheme identifies technical security controls to help defend against internet-borne threats.

The scheme is accredited by CREST, engaged by CESG, the information security arm of GCHQ.  All suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information.


why you need it

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading, cost-effective assurance mechanism for companies of all sizes to help demonstrate to customers and other stakeholders that the most important basic cyber security controls have been implemented.
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the benefits


  • Industry standard best practice recognition
  • Organisation risk management and mitigation

  • Reputational risk mitigation

  • Lower cyber insurance costs




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Download our informative Sprout Cyber Essentials Data Sheet

our IT solutions

Our solutions combine an inspired blend of best of breed products and related consulting services, tailored to each client.

    • Cyber Resilience

      Sprout IT's expert approach to Cyber Resilience will defend you against the ever-evolving world of cyber threats. Our cyber security services and the latest technology will keep you safe!

    • Cloud 

      Dedicated to the UK Legal Sector, the SproutCloud® provides managed IT services delivered with a specific focus on security and compliance from a trusted market leader.

    • IT Consultancy

      Sprout IT take extreme pride in our approach to customer service as well as our comprehensive approach to design, implementation, support and new technologies.  


What Our Clients Say

  • "We see Sprout IT as part of our internal team. They have been with us throughout our growth including a major office move. Their support and consultancy has enabled us to deploy the applications and services we need to compete, comply and secure our business. I highly recommend them as an IT partner."

    Christopher Mills Commercial Director 

  • “From the professional design and smooth installation of a brand new IT infrastructure to its further development and maintenance, Sprout IT have always provided an excellent service and we have total confidence in their ability to support us in a practical, innovative and no-nonsense way. Quite simply Sprout IT have never let us down.”

    Andrew Meyler Chambers Director

  • “As a small firm we appreciate the calm, knowledgeable and hands on approach of the Sprout IT staff enabling us to concentrate on delivering a high quality service to our clients. Sprout have assisted us with a major overhaul of our IT network after a seamless handover from our previous IT firm.” 

    Annabel Staples Director of Finance and Management 

  • “We contracted an independent IT Specialist to oversee the tender process; he was confident that SproutIT is way ahead of the competition.”

    Kevin Hooper COO

  • “Project work is a particular strength for Sprout IT. Throughout the planning and implementation stages you have access to senior technicians who are able to adapt to most situations with speed and expertise.” 

    Jon Robinson Deputy Senior Clerk and Head of Business Operations  

  • “I stopped worrying about our IT when we started working with Sprout. We’ve been with them for several years now and I still have complete confidence in them.” 

    Christine Kings Director 

  • “I have worked with Sprout IT for 10 years. I highly recommend them as one of the most knowledgeable IT specialists in the market, they consistently provide an outstanding service, delivering projects on time.” 

    Gudula Goscomb Lexwork EUA Busines Administrator 

  • “We have worked with Sprout from their earliest days and have recently committed to their Cloud solution. They are responsive and conscientious and provide a great service to members and staff alike. The account management team works hard to keep us informed and deals with any queries quickly and effectively. Highly recommended.” 

    Peter Blair CEO 

  • “Sprout prepared for our migration to their hosted platform meticulously, and worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for all users. All of the Sprout team are knowledgeable, highly responsive and a pleasure to work with. I am relieved to be working with an IT partner who views security and resilience as their number one priority.” 

    Clare Bello Chambers Manager 

  • “The guys at Sprout are super, always providing an efficient and accurate ‘no nonsense’ response. No problem or question is beyond them and everything is approached with a ‘can do’ and very friendly attitude. Couldn’t recommend Sprout highly enough.” 

    Brian McDonald Head of IT 

  • “Sprout IT have taken time and effort to learn the requirements of our business and have tailored their services accordingly. Their expertise is highly valued throughout Chambers and their recommendations, based on their in-depth knowledge of our industry, are always accurate and compliant.” 

    Monika Graczykowska Chambers Administrator 

  • “I have worked with Sprout IT for several years and would highly recommend them. They consistently provide an excellent service with a friendly and professional approach.” 

    Stacey Hunt Chambers Manager