Our history

GB3 has its roots in family business and remains based in Preston, Lancashire after six generations. GB3 was created as much for its employees as it was for its customers; happy staff equals happy customers.

It began with a with a picture of a painting and decorating shop…

Growing up I used to love looking at the old black & white photo of TA Billsborough & Sons – Painters & Decorators; a classic shot of a high street shop that had just branched out into selling electricals.  Founded by my great great great grandad in 1847, the business was a thriving establishment in the centre of the City, incidentally where GB3 is based today.  The life of this growing business was cut short through a compulsory purchase of the premises; the family trade was not something I experienced first-hand, so I would imagine running the electrical side of the business, as painting has never really been my forte!  I must have carried that sense of ‘one day I could recreate our family business’ into my career as following a redundancy I asked a defining question.  What if now is the time to restart the family legacy.
Just over a year later, with the help of some very good friends, GB3 was created.  November 2012 saw a new family business arrive following the acquisition of SCH Systems; an IT Support Company that had excelled in supporting North West organisations.  We are so grateful to Simon & Caroline Hall for trusting us to take their business into GB3.  Our mission became to scale up and create a technology solutions company that existed just as much for its employees as it does for its customers.  We are passionate about creating a great place to work and a stand out company to work with.
The Root House, Clifton Fields,
Lytham Road, Preston, PR4 0XG
T: 0844 374 0473
Email: support@gb3.co.uk