What we do

Virtue Technologies work in partnership with our customers, aiming towards a common goal of improving teaching and learning, ultimately supporting a school towards its ICT vision. We do this by providing a customised and local service that is both flexible and innovative.

Watch how we work with schools Technical and Senior Leadership Teams:

Who we work with

We tailor our approach to work for every level of education.


We provide a reliable, safe and secure environment through our managed services that deliver: first line support, administration and development of all ICT resources

Secondary and FE

Full or part-managed specialist services that complement existing in-house solutions and services

Academies and new build projects

We adapt to work as or with a lead integrator as part of a supply chain or in partnership to offer a mix of services.


Meet the management team


Phil Lawson - Managing Director

Phil has a wide range of experience focused on helping his customers to improve their usage and enjoyment of IT solutions. He has a passion for working with the education sector and enjoys designing and developing innovative and reliable IT platforms to facilitate learning for our future generations. Phil is interested in developing and growing all his business' interests and he is always looking for new and challenging ways to facilitate this. Phil is the winner of three Lancashire BIBA awards, twice winning Entrepreneur of the Year and New Business of the Year.


Simon Steele - Technical Director

Simon has a broad range of experience spanning over 20 years in the IT industry of which the majority has been spent within the education sector. He has a core technical background which has been fundamental in the design and development of customer focused IT solutions since Virtue's inception and beyond. His reputation is built upon hiss passion for customer and quality focus which is reflected throughout the company. Simon spends most of his spare time outdoors and is a keen cyclist.


Philip McNair - Sales Manager

Philip is a senior sales professional with a wide range of experience in the Education ICT industry. He has successfully led and managed a large number of projects for schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK. Philip stands up for what he believes in and gives an honest opinion and ultimately, he is driven to do the right things for his customers. Philip has worked within the Education ICT industry for the past 25 years. Philip also works as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor in his free time.


Will Stead - Head of Operations

Will has over 25 years of experience of delivering IT solutions in global corporations. He has a passion for excellence that has given him a reputation for effective leadership and support. Having worked in the ICT education market for over 5 years, Will uses his management background to add value to Virtue's customers and he has established respect from customers and colleagues alike for his management and strategic advice and support. Will is also an award winning photographer and can often be seen with a camera in his hand.


Val Lowe - Scheduling/Office Manager

Val has over 28 years experience from Secretarial Training to HR and prides herself on providing a high level of Customer Service and is a highly organised person. Joining Virtue in January 2014 she has helped create standards within the office and supported any new employees who have joined the company, whilst acting as PA to the Directors. Since May 2016, she has undertaken scheduling the Engineers which brings new challenges. In her spare time Val enjoys dressmaking, reading, cooking and catering for special occasions, organising functions/events and wine making. Val is also known as the office Mum.