About John Welch & Stammers

John Welch and Stammers (JWS) is a three partner practice, with one office on Church Green in the Oxfordshire Town of Witney.

(Photo to the right – John Welch & Stammers Solicitors were the first to recieve an ABS Licence in the country) 

The firm was founded by John Welch in 1932. He was joined in partnership by Charles Stammers after the war. It was decided that the firm would retain the name “John Welch and Stammers” despite subsequent changes in the partnership and has operated from the offices on the Green since 1952.

Key Business Highlights
  • Nervous about backing up and restoring in the event of an IT disaster – CIS provided peace of mind with full server image backup and protection of sensitive data.
  • Inconsistent work flow from multiple data sets – CIS increased efficiency by allowing John Welch & Stammers to work from 1 data set regardless of whether working from home or at a remote client site.
  • Difficult to access important data when away from the office – CIS improved flexibility by running John Welch & Stammers IRIS Evolution system in the Cloud for flexible use.
The Challenge

With sensitive client information accessed on a daily basis, JWS wanted to ensure they had a backup and disaster recovery plan in place.  This would mean they could keep their client data secure and easily recoverable in the event of any failure resulting in damaging data loss.

The traditional physical server set-up was potentially at risk from security threats and hardware failures.  JWS therefore wanted to migrate their servers to the Cloud, with a strong fail-over solution to reduce the risk of down-time at their offices.

Since migrating to the Cloud with CIS, we’ve seen a great improvement in our productivity, along with a highly secure method of working.
Bernadette Summers, Managing Partner & COFA, John Welch & Stammers.

The Solution

CIS delivered a solution which allowed JWS to work more efficiently in the Cloud. In order to provide a resilient, flexible and highly secure way of working, CIS migrated JWS’s servers to our Ultra-Secure UK Data Centre, which kept their data compliant and protected by a military-grade security for the ultimate safety for their clients. CIS ensured that JWS’s IRIS Evolution system was fully operational on the CIS Private Cloud platform (vBubble). This allowed for flexible remote working and increased overall productivity.

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Client Feedback

We are delighted to be working with CIS, the project is already looking well organised and innovative. CIS delivers a prompt professional service with trusted knowledge we can rely on at all times.

John Story, Head of IT

St Paul’s Cathedral

CIS have been our go-to IT supplier for nearly 20 years, and throughout that time they have been flexible, consultative, and above all putting our business at the forefront of their advice. I would be very pleased to recommend them for any company that needs to have a real partnership with their IT company.

Graham Hughes, Managing Director

Rovema UK Ltd


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Since its inception in 1989 CIS’ philosophy has always been the same. We believe that in order for our team mates to provide the best possible service to our clients and to remain motivated and inspired themselves, we have to create a positive and stimulating working environment. One that encourages ambition, a continued exchange of ideas and dialogue, hard work, performance and loyalty. We have always rewarded our staff for going the extra mile and for embracing our company ethos but we also aim to make their working experience enjoyable and fun, working on the basis that humour can go a long way and fairness and respect are paramount.



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