About Us

Central Southland Computer Services (CSCS) is owned and operated by Stew & Emma Bryan. They moved to Winton in January of 2004 from the UK with their children Katy and Callum.  Archie (their only kiwi) arrived in 2006.

They started the business in August of 2004 from the spare bedroom of their home, working evenings and weekends whilst Stew continued to hold down another job in Invercargill. By January 2006 Stew was working full time from an office at home. In August of that year theytook the plunge & opened up their shop in Winton which served as both an office & retail premises.

In 2016 Emma left the business full time to take up a role as Data Manager for Central Southland College. She still retains an interest in the business and works at the shop as/when her other commitments allow.

In May of 2017 CSCS showed they were here for the long haul when they purchased and moved to larger premises. They moved from their rented premises to the newly refurbished workshop further down the main street of Winton. This gave them much needed room for their equipment and also a meeting/demo room for clients.

They cover the whole of Southland, from Invercargill to Te Anau, Riverton to Balfour and even have clients in the lovely Milford Sound!

Stew  - Has worked in the computer industry for nearly 30 years and his pet hate is all of the techno-babble that the industry likes to use. He likes to keep the geek-speak to a minimum wherever possible.  He's a Senior Firefighter in the Winton Volunteer Fire Brigade so when he's not on the fire truck or generally making a nuisance of himself at home, he has been known to make brief appearances at the shop and pretend to do some work.

Emma - As well as being a housewife, superstar & mother, incredibly Em manages to squeeze some hours into her busy schedule to do some of the office work from home. She's also been seen in the workshop during the school holidays when Stew can't be bothered to turn up.

Testimonials

Being remotely located, having a pro-active, smart and committed IT support partner is critical to our success.  Stew has driven a dramatic change from a state of constant fire-fighting to a planned, robust, practical and user-friendly IT environment, adding value to our business at each step of the process.  Stew has not failed us once when we have needed him.  He is a true professional and a key member of our team.

Christine Wallace Milford Sound Lodge

Central Southland Computer Services were assigned to us when our company changed broadband provider, we have since used Stew to manage and improve our current systems, his communication and skills are both sound and efficient. We highly recommend him to anyone in the dairying industry

Castlerock Dairies Limited

Central Southland Computer Services were recommended to our school a year ago as we were faced with a number of IT issues which needed expert attention. Stew has lifted a burden off our shoulders since then, with his excellent skills and reliable service. He consistently provides prompt, successful fix-it solutions, and we appreciate his 'client-friendly' communicative approach.

Andrew Watson Principal, Lumsden Primary School

Overall the rural computer service of Winton is outstanding. Always more than happy to help either by phone or face to face, providing a user friendly approach that is at a level that assists to you understand the in's and out's of computing.

Rochelle Robins Weka PreSchool