Tech support company Inspiration Computers has earned the Which? Trusted Trader of the Year award, edging ahead of fellow nominees Easystep Stairlifts and SD Roofing to secure the win.

Lee and Alison Grant are a husband-and-wife team of dedicated PC technicians with years of experience between them in fixing broken tech. Their company, Inspiration Computers, which specialises in PC data recovery, virus removal and computer MOTs, has already been awarded Trusted Trader of the Month three times.

We caught up with Alison Grant, company director and co-founder at Inspiration Computers, to get her thoughts on the impressive win.

For more on the Which? Awards 2022, see the full list of winning brands.

Giving thanks to loyal customers

At the time of writing, Inspiration Computers has a flawless five-star customer review score on the Which? Trusted Traders website. When picking out a worthy winner for this year’s award, our judging panel paid close attention to customer feedback.

Reacting to the win, Alison told us: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award – it’s a huge achievement for a husband-and-wife microbusiness in a small Huddersfield village. To be recognised for our quality of work, customer service and community engagement makes us very proud.

‘We are very thankful to our loyal customers and the lovely, verified reviews that they’ve left on the Which? Trusted Traders website.’

Alison Knapp, Which? Trusted Traders account manager, said: ‘I am delighted that, after four consecutive years of being shortlisted for Trader of the Year, Alison and Lee have now received this accolade. As a small family business, the two company directors (and sole staff members) push themselves to provide excellent services for their customers. They balance business with family life and charity work – I'm always amazed at what they achieve.

‘It's always a pleasure to pick up the phone and speak with Alison and Lee to discuss the endorsement and find out what's been happening within the business. Congratulations on a thoroughly deserved win!’

Delighted customers share their thoughts

Visit Inspiration Computers’ profile page on the Which? Trusted Traders website and you’ll see that the company is recommended by 100% of customers.

This year, the positive reviews continue to fly in. One customer said: ‘Lee and Alison offer excellent customer service, advice and support. All my questions were answered very patiently and in a jargon-free language I understood. I was given time to make my decision on the purchase and I never felt pressured.’

Another reviewer added: ‘I bought a new laptop from Lee and he was so helpful. We discussed the computer I wanted and Lee gave me advice on setting it up. I was pleased with my new laptop and cannot thank him enough - he also helped me sort out a password issue I was having.’

Alison told us: ‘We respond to every single review. We’re very proud of our reviews and always direct new customers to the Which? Trusted Traders website for their own peace of mind.’

Showing off the Which? Trusted Trader logo

Alison and Lee proudly display the Which? Trusted Trader logo at Inspiration Computers.

The company co-founder explained: ‘We use the Which? Trusted Trader logo in all areas of our business. It lets people know that we’re a trusted business that’s safe to trade with.

‘The logo is featured on our workwear. It’s also found in the shop window, on our documents and the Inspiration Computers website. We have branded pens, desk stickers, and even a gazebo with the logo that we lend out to local organisations free of charge.’

We asked Alison if she had advice for other traders considering signing up to the Which? Trusted Traders scheme. The Inspiration Computers boss said: ‘Being a Which? Trusted Trader immediately gives new customers confidence in who they are dealing with. The fact that all the reviews are fully verified by the Which? team reassures the public that they are genuine.

‘The Which? logo is universally well known and respected and it’s something that really is worth putting on all your paperwork and promotional items.’

Congratulations to Inspiration Computers for winning Which? Trusted Trader of the Year 2022.

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