Our Mission


Our goal is to equip clients with high-quality, fully warrantied computer hardware with great customer service. To us, that means providing you with reliable, refurbished computer hardware that has that high-end feel without the hefty price tag.

"I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Rapid IT Ltd to you. We are a proud family company run by myself, Jack Bannister, my father, David Bannister and our Operations Director, Chris Stevenson. We have over 20 years’ combined experience of providing high quality refurbished computer hardware across multiple market sectors.

Our commitment to providing exceptional customer service is paramount and at the heart of our business, a testament to this are the many long standing relationships we have built up over many years, our aim is to be your partner of choice.

We offer impartial advice on solutions that fit not force, enabling you to maximise your IT budget whilst giving reassurance that the hardware will be fully warrantied and supplied with a brand new SSD and up to date Microsoft OS.

We are so confident in the equipment we supply that we invite you to try a free demo machine in order for you to see just how good our refurbished PCs and laptops are."

Jack Bannister, Managing Director at Rapid IT signature
David Bannister, Managing Director at Rapid IT signature
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About Us


Family Run

We are a Lancashire-based, family-run business and are proud to hold over 20 years of award-winning service and experience. We are passionate about what we do and feel this is recognisable in every aspect of our business. Whether we are helping our customers save money with competitively priced equipment or doing our part for the environment by buying and recycling old technology, we care about what we can do to help.

High Standards

We implement a strict testing procedure that ensures all of our products meet our high standards. So you can be certain that we never compromise on quality. We offer equipment for all your IT needs, leaving you confident that anything you buy from us has been extensively tested and checked.

Competitive Prices

The only thing that separates our products from those available to buy new is the price, and we hope to provide all you need at a fraction of the cost. All of our products come with up to three years of warranty and no quibbles returns, so you can rest assured that your products will perform as good as new. It is our competitive prices and personal customer service that set us apart from others in our industry. When it comes to shipping your goods, we use a reputable distribution agency to ensure they arrive to you in one piece.

Exceptional Customer Service

We prioritise our exceptional customer service, aim to exceed any and all expectations, and hope to create long-lasting relationships with our customers. Whether you’re looking for technology to serve your business, staff, or students, we aim to take some of the financial strain and provide IT support to go along with our products. For us, it’s not just about the quick sale of equipment. Instead, we care about your business or school having the best tech solutions and the best working knowledge going forward. Because of this, we are here to help from start to finish, and long after that, to ensure all your technological needs are met.

Helping Our Community

Working alongside our community is very important to us, and we are the first to admit that IT systems and technical jargon can be confusing and time-consuming. To help, we are happy to offer free advice for schools or businesses looking for technological support. By saving schools money and improving their awareness of technology, they can be left to focus on what really matters, while leaving the technology to us. Making IT simple for you is our top priority.

Eco-Friendly

One of our key motivations is the environment and the effects we, as a company, have on it. This also makes up the fundamental message of our computer recycling service, LCWS. At Rapid IT, we want to do the best we can to reduce the amount of waste products sent to landfills. We reuse and recycle everything we can. Many of our refurbishments include upcycling components or parts that may otherwise be considered waste.

Well Rounded Service

Not only do we offer refurbished products we sincerely believe in and stand by, but we do so while being as environmentally conscious as possible. We offer personal guidance and recognise the importance of helping our customers every step of the way. We aim to offer a well-rounded service that goes far beyond buying a new laptop or computer; instead, doing all we can to get you or your business in the best position with technology.

Our Journey


IBS Showcase

April 4, 2019

IBS Showcase

Our Managing Director, Jack Bannister and Operations Director, Chris Stevenson attended the IBS Showcase in Worcester at the Sixways Stadium. This theme of the event was…

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Shuttleworth College Visit

March 8, 2019

Shuttleworth College Visit

We had a visit from Shuttleworth College D&T pupils to come and have a look around how our refurbishing process works and how our sister companies,…

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Turf Sleepout

October 12, 2018

Turf Sleepout

Our Managing Director, Jack Bannister and Delivery Operative, Wayne Thompson recently took part with over 50 other people in the Turf Sleepout event. They were asked…

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Shortlisted For Sub 36 Awards

September 19, 2018

Shortlisted For Sub 36 Awards

Expanding on our recent success in the Red Rose and E3 Awards, we were happy to announce that our Managing Director, Jack Bannister of both Padiham…

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Won E3 Corporate Social Responsibility Award

July 12, 2018

Won E3 Corporate Social Responsibility Award

The E3 Business Awards are the North West’s leading and most inclusive business awards. LCWS and Rapid IT Ltd won the 2018 award for Corporate Social…

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Sukuta Lower Basic School Donation

May 30, 2018

Sukuta Lower Basic School Donation

Through our chosen charity FEW (Furniture for Education Worldwide) we helped with a container collection by donating 40 PCs and monitors. The collection took place at…

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FEW Bury Grammar Donation

May 16, 2018

FEW Bury Grammar Donation

Bury Grammar School who we have supplied PCs to, donated their surplus school furniture through our chosen charity FEW (Furniture for Education Worldwide). Quote from FEW…

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E3 Business Awards Nomination

May 1, 2018

E3 Business Awards Nomination

We were happy to announce that we were nominated for the E3 Business Awards 2018 in the category Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Wear Your Burnley Shirt To Work Day

April 24, 2018

Wear Your Burnley Shirt To Work Day

We took part in Burnley FC In The Communities charity fundraiser, wear your Burnley shirt to work day and managed to raise – £78.33!

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Easter Logo Competition

March 21, 2018

Easter Logo Competition

We held a Easter Logo Competition for all schools across the UK. We had many entries from all over. The decision was hard to make but…

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Became LANPAC Members

February 27, 2018

Became LANPAC Members

We became partners with Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC). They work as a unique collaboration between Lancashire Constabulary, Businesses and Public Services to reduce levels of…

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Red Rose Award Nomination

January 30, 2018

Red Rose Award Nomination

We were delighted to be nominated for the Red Rose Awards 2018 in two categories, the Family Business award and the E-Commerce Award with our sister…

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Office Extension & Refurb

December 12, 2017

Office Extension & Refurb

The upstairs office has been extended out with a mezzanine over the warehouse. In the extension is a meeting room and communal area with a kitchen…

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Bought The Premises

October 23, 2017

We purchased the building ready to be able to make changes to it ourselves. The building now has the Rapid IT stamp on it reflecting the…

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Pendleside Hospice Donation

October 16, 2017

Pendleside Hospice Donation

LCWS Recycling Ltd. and Rapid IT Ltd. donated a laptop to Pendleside Hospice to be used by the family support team.

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Whitehough Centre Donation

October 15, 2017

Whitehough Centre Donation

We were pleased to be able to help the Whitehough Outdoor Centre with the donation of laptops and PC’s to be used by the youngsters attending…

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Blackburn Youth Zone Donation

October 10, 2017

Blackburn Youth Zone Donation

We were happy to donate 10 computers so that children attending the Youth Zone can improve their PC skills. We then returned to Blackburn Youth Zone…

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Burnley Bondholder

September 20, 2017

Burnley Bondholder

We joined Burnley Bondholders which is an innovative and powerful network of organisations who believe what is good for Burnley is good for business.

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GDPR Event

September 20, 2017

GDPR Event

With HM Network Ltd we held a seminar for Burnley Business Week informing attendees about what GDPR is and what they needed to do in preparation…

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Development of Rapid IT Brand

September 4, 2017

Development of Rapid IT Brand

The decision was made to have our graphics done in-house so we hired a Graphic Designer straight out of university. Since then we have a new…

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Boost

August 15, 2017

Boost

We joined Boost who are a company that help Lancashire businesses grow. Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. “Founded in 2013, Boost is Lancashire’s £7.8m Growth…

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Marinel Donation

August 8, 2017

We donated 10 fully functioning computers and a server, along with hundreds of books, to the Marinel Primary School in Accra, Ghana. The computers will be…

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Morocco Donation

July 31, 2017

Morocco Donation

We support Furniture for Education (FEW) by donating school furniture we take in from schools when we collect redundant ICT and electrical equipment as part of…

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Lancashare

March 14, 2017

Lancashare

We joined Lancashare who are a unique business directory which support Lancashire businesses.

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Burnley FC in the Community

March 1, 2017

Burnley FC in the Community

We signed up to the Burnley FC in the Community ‘Friends of’ Scheme. The charity help develop opportunities to those who need it most.

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Hive

December 13, 2016

Hive

We joined Hive who unite businesses, organisations and individuals across the area in a powerful network to help develop and promote Blackburn and Darwen, challenge perceptions…

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Boxing Day Flood

December 26, 2015

Boxing Day Flood

We were badly affected by the floods that hit many homes and businesses on Boxing Day 2015 across Lancashire. When the River Calder burst its banks,…

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Changed Name To Rapid IT Store

January 15, 2014

Changed Name To Rapid IT Store

As the business grew from just selling computer parts to selling refurbished IT equipment, the name was changed to suit the nature of the business.

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Rapid IT Parts Registered As Company

February 15, 2011

Rapid IT Parts Registered As Company

Rapid IT had began starting off as Rapid IT Parts and worked in conjunction with LCWS Recycling.

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