Just one wrong click can throw a cyber spanner in the works leaving your personal data at risk or company files compromised.

From solicitors to schools, councils to colleges and home users - Bowland caters for a huge range of clients and their individual needs.

Whether you are a home user with a faulty phone or laptop, need a website building or have a growing business looking for professional IT management and supplies, Bowland is your local and trusted specialist.

Covering the whole spectrum of technology services including repairs, data recovery and file backup - Bowland offer a professional, speedy and reliable service.

Owned by award-winning IT expert Oliver Alcock, the company is a member of Help Direct`s Safe Trader Scheme and is fully insured and CRB checked.

Since leaving Bowland High School in 2007, Oliver has worked throughout in an IT role providing support to Lancashire County Council schools before working for Ribble Valley Borough Council.

We have grown through word of mouth and reputation with many long standing clients such as Best Western, Spex Opticians, Backhouse Commercial Insurance and many other service and retail clients.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Fully Insured IT Specialists
  • 10 Years IT Experience
  • Fast Response and High Repair Success Rate
  • Website Design Specialists
  • Cisco Networking Specialists
  • Laptop Repairs
  • Desktop Repairs

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Cisco Networking Academy Graduate
  • Advanced Level 3 Diploma for IT Professionals
  • NVQ L3 for IT Professionals
  • Lancashire County Council Customer Service Award Winner 2015
  • Shortlisted Small Business of the Year Award 2015

Serviced Areas

  • preston, blackburn, burnley, preston, blackburn, accrington, haslingden, Clayton le moors, rishton, mellor, southport, morecambe, lancaster, blackpool, lytham

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Credit Terms Available, Debit Cards, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA, Bank Transfer

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Oliver Alcock
  City Blackburn
  Postcode BB6 8AY
  Address Suite 6, Conference Centre Offices, Brockhall Village, Old Langho
  Phone Number 01254 947082
  Mobile 07486391477
  Tollfree 0800 689 0099

Business Representative

Oliver Alcock

Managing Director

Products & Services

IT Support

​Whether you're a home user or a small to medium business, Bowland IT have the resources to provide you with excellent structured IT solutions from project start to finish. Bowland IT are committed to ensure their customers are happy and at ease with their IT requirements. Whether your needs require a one off call out, or a regular support plan, we've got it covered.


Website Design

Have a browse through our website portfolio to get a true feel on the quality and ability of our designers. Our websites are built to specification of our user, and involve an initial meeting to find out the exact user requirements. We can add features such as Photo Galleries, Contact Forms, Videos, Social Media Integration and much more. Everything you need to boost your online target!


IT Supplies

We supply and sell every product on the market involved with IT in your office, ranging from desktop and industrial printers right through to desktop and laptop computers. All our new products come with a two year warranty and installation and support services as well as data transfer services from your old PC to your new one.

  • I would recommend this business

Ollie and the team upgraded our home network (network switch and wireless access points) and helped us with a new internet provider. The Wi-fi upgrade is superb and the service has been excellent. I’ll definitely use Bowland IT for our future IT needs and would recommend to friends and family.

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  • I would recommend this business

Great, prompt service with excellent advice.

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  • I would recommend this business

I found this local firm via Facebook. Absolutely amazing service from recommendations, price, advice and support. I know nothing techie but my son’s PC (to his v. specific spec) is apparently “the greatest machine ever” and I won’t shop anywhere else. Amazing communication and I am eternally grateful for the individualised and local support. So glad I found you and would highly recommend. Thank you so much.

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  • I would recommend this business

Very happy with the service, good listening and follow up. Friendly and efficient staff. More than I've paid for in the past but saved a lot of time.

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  • I would recommend this business

The Company is very easy to deal with and help with any problems. All staff are friendly and helpful. I dealt with Chris who is very knowledgeable and easy to get on with.

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  • I would recommend this business

I had a problem with Microsoft word on my laptop and rang Oliver at Bowland IT who was able to take the laptop the same day and returned it to my home the following evening having fixed the problem, serviced the laptop (it runs much better now!) and also advised me on security. I have now taken up a contract with the company to offer security service and Oliver has reassured me that if I have any problems with the laptop they can be fixed remotely saving time. The service was very prompt, efficient and helpful. I am not particularly IT literate and have been greatly reassured to have a company who is watching my back. Thank you to all at Bowland IT

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  • I would recommend this business

I am blown away by the amazing service I have received from this fabulous company. My refurbished laptop arrived today and it's like a brand new laptop!!
Since contacting the company last week i have had regular communication and Ollie has made things so easy for me.
even breaking my invoice down into 2 separate invoices.
Nothing is too much trouble and from my very first telephone conversation with Ollie I felt very comfortable .
I am not a techno expert and do need help and so Ollie set up my new laptop for me so I could use it straight away.
It was delivered this morning and I was kept informed every step of they way.
I had to ask for help for something today and Ollie duly obliged on the team viewer and everything was sorted out for me.
I am so grateful that I went to a local company who offer such a personal service .
I feel very confident that this will continue.
Highly recommended.

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  • I would recommend this business

Absolutley amazing!! My mac is 10 years old and needed a new RAM. Ollie was able to pick my Mac up and not only fit the new RAM and check it but I was able to get it back within half a day! Totally amazing and would 100% recommend!
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  • I would recommend this business

Very friendly efficient service. Would definitely recommend this company.

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  • I would recommend this business

We have had issues probably not related to Bowland but they have responded very well and Liam and chris who visit have got the jobs done well and all now seems good. Oliver is slow to respond sometimes and currently owes us an update on the gate electrics which has been dragging out but is secondary to our main internet issues which now seem to be running fine

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  • I would recommend this business

Took my laptop in with a broken screen on a Tuesday afternoon, was quoted a price on the spot and told it would take about a week - it was done and ready by the next day!
Could not have been better, and will definitely be using them again.

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  • I would recommend this business

Just purchased a refurb Laptop. Cant argue with the cost especially with Windows 10 loaded. Save yourself a fortune, dont use one of the big sheds, use Bowland It. Fast efficient service

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  • I would recommend this business

Found Bowland IT on Google and now bookmarked them, if I lived with 40 miles of Clitheroe I'd have no hesitation in using them, unless my device was under warranty. Appointment made within days, and Liam quickly replaced a broken hard drive and fitted extra RAM to my Sony Vaio laptop and then proceeded to ensure that Windows 10 was downloaded and registered. Very efficient, very friendly, completely recommended.

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  • I would recommend this business

Avista Travel Clitheroe - After hearing about Bowland IT on Ribble FM I rang straight away and Oliver came that week and assessed what we needed doing, we were sorted within a couple of weeks and our spaghetti junction of wires and mess in the cellar is a thing of the past, he also upgraded our existing computers without the expense of buying new ones! Fantastic service and they are now our go to IT team

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  • I would recommend this business

Whatever problems I have, they are dealt with promptly and are a pleasure to deal with. I have recommended them to many people and I hope they go from strength to strength

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Quick and reliable service as always. Would recommend highly.

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  • I would recommend this business

Oliver and his staff are always polite and efficient. He is prompt and his prices are excellent value.

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The service I received was first class. I highly recommended Bowland IT.

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  • I would recommend this business

Oliver, fixed my laptop keyboard for me within 3 working days of receiving it. He gave brilliant advice about the laptop, saying how it is too good of a laptop to get rid of and fixing it would be the best option to fix it. The laptop is now in full working condition and I couldn’t thank Oliver enough for saving me from falling behind on college work haha

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  • I would recommend this business

Oliver fixed the broken screen on my laptop and had it back to me the next day enabling me to carry on with my lesson planning!!!
Very prompt service and laptop good as new!!! Thank you.

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  • I would recommend this business

Oliver has been a god send to me, I don't know where I'd be without him I'm so glad he decided to set his business up in the Hodder Valley. I've bought everything I needed from him and he came to my home and set everything up. Oliver has very patiently been giving me lessons and has also repaired my phone screen and my friends as I managed to drop them both! I would highly recommend Oliver to anyone, no job is too big or small.

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Customer Testimonials

Excellent service, retrieved data from corrupted drive and replaced drive and programs. Friendly and would definitely recommend.


I would like to thank Oliver for all the help and time he has spent setting up my PC and laptop. I will certainly be using this company in the future for any computer/phone related issues I may encounter. Well done Bowland IT Group!!


Oliver is a fantastic guy and has been very proactive and responsive. I would recommend Oliver and the team at Bowland I.T. Services without hesitation.


Fantastic service. Really nice kind helpful guys highly recommend.

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From Our Website

BOWLAND is well-established and equipped to provide its clients with excellent client care and support for domestic clients right through to medium-sized business. Bowland has gone from strength to strength and provides a quality service and brand to everybody. We have fantastic reviews on Google and Facebook which is testament to the cost-effective, reliable and trusted services which we deliver. We are a member of Lancashire County Council's Help Direct Safe Trader scheme where we also have numerous positive reviews from our clients.


We have been awarded a large contracted order from Essex school, Northland's Primary School and Nursery. Our recently expanded support team will be spending time in Essex this summer fulfilling the order which involves supply, setup and installation of 45 brand new iPad Mini tablets with lockable iPad trolleys, new Lenovo teacher laptops, 60 Desktop PCs and SSD drive upgrades in a further suite of 40 Desktop PCs. Bowland's government educational client base is growing continuously, we have built an amazing relationship with Lancashire County Council, and Cheshire West and Chester Council.


We look forward to welcoming Adam Ainsworth, our new Senior IT Technician to our rapidly growing team!


July has been a very busy month for us with lots of fantastic new install bookings! We've been working for Total Insignia LTD this week installing their network infrastructure alongside setting up their telecoms and WIFI throughout their building. Total Insignia are specialists in workwear, embroidery and woven branded bespoke ties. Based in Blackburn, their heavily experienced team are ready to assist you with any of your workwear needs.


An alarm sounding for hours is doing nothing but annoy your neighbours, and is providing an adverse effect to deterring burglars! If an alarm is sounding for over five minutes, it's obvious that nobody is actually in and it's obvious that the alarm doesn't alert anybody, otherwise they would have already de-activated it! What if you could be alerted on your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world that your alarm has been triggered, giving you the option to deactivate it immediately? What if you could take a look around the perimeter of your house from anywhere and reverse the recording back five minutes before the alarm was triggered from anywhere in the world!


Ingham and Yorke LLP, Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents, consists of a four partner firm supported by an enthusiastic team of professional staff. Established in 1954, we have a long-standing reputation and extensive experience in rural estate and property management, with strong local connections throughout the north of England. Through their offices in Clitheroe, Padiham Clapham and Lech, they aim to provide an innovative and efficient service to both new clients and those who have retained the firm for over 60 years.