A few words from the Founder of Forest IT Services Ltd - David Mitchell


I formed Forest IT Services (FITS) in 2004.  Based near Easingwold in North Yorkshire I aim to provide IT expertise to SMEs in North Yorkshire. Please construe the use of ‘we’ elsewhere on this site as the regal version!


Here is a brief biography

After graduating in Computer Science from York University I worked for the BBC as an engineer for 10 Years before moving back to York in 1994 as an IT manager. After supporting several hundred users spread across multiple sites for 2 years I moved into more specialist technical areas providing ‘3rd level’ support for servers and for networks.  In 1999 I moved into a specialised network role within a service supplier supporting large national networks. Unfortunately I was made redundant from this role after 4 years due to reorganisation. After taking 6 months off due to our son being born I found it very frustrating that I was seen to have ‘no recent experience’ and the thought of going back into a fixed 9-5 job became increasingly unattractive.  Various conversations I had suggested that there was a need for my skills within the SME sector, which fitted with my desire for variety and flexibility - so here we are!

 I have held technical certifications from Novell (Certified Netware Engineer - CNE) and Cisco (Certified Cisco Network Professional - CCNP). I have also trained on a variety of equipment - Checkpoint, Netscreen, Packetshaper, Compaq and others.