With over 30 years’ experience in running an IT company providing services to small and medium sized businesses, our Managing Director Ian McBride has witnessed first hand the growth and evolution of technology in the workplace.

As a qualified accountant who first started the business in 2001, Ian’s objectives were to ensure his clients receive the best possible return on their investment in accounting software. This very quickly moved onto including the PC’s and network the software ran on – this was the start of Forth Tech becoming the IT company it is now today.

In 2022 Forth Tech became a Certification Body for Cyber Essentials and IASME certifications in the UK. This is a new area of expertise now available to our clients – one that very much enhances the IT services already being provided.

Meet the team

Ian McBride

Managing Director

Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and served as a partner in a successful accountancy practice for almost 20 years. In 2001, he established an IT support business to complement the business advice he delivered to clients with a comprehensive range of technology products and services.

Ian lives in Edinburgh and is married to Lynne. They have three daughters. When he is not working, he enjoys long walks with his two dogs. He is also a keen runner and you’ll find him most weekends running up hills in the Pentlands.

Susan White


With almost 20 years’ professional experience in the IT sector, Susan brings a calm head and an analytical approach to everything she does.

Susan is our cyber security specialist and fully qualified to provide Cyber Essentials and IASME certifications to out clients. When she is not busy answering cyber security questions, she enjoys holidays and time spent with friends and family – in particular her grandchildren.

Tom Davison


Tom has worked in IT for almost 20 years and is our comms and Azure specialist. He particularly enjoys working on large IT projects and learning new technologies.

Married to Iszie, Tom has two young twins and two dogs. When he is not working on computers, you’ll find him practicing karate and playing computer games.

Gary Campbell


Gary has worked in IT for almost 15 years and has an enthusiasm for all things IT. He particularly enjoys installing and securing large networks with firewalls being a speciality.

Married to Emma he has two young children. When he gets time he enjoys playing music and following his local football team.