An Optimistic Startup: About Us

A short look into our history

About

Kernel IT Services was founded in April 2020 by former freelance web developer George Hodges.

About

George first grew an interest in web design after he took over development duties of his father’s motorcycle shop’s website – gvbikes.co.uk. The website had been built a number of years before and was quickly looking dated compared to competitors. He decided to rebuild the site from the ground up, focusing on making it simpler to navigate and additionally ensuring it functioned suitably on smartphones and tablets. Since then, the site has continued to be developed, with it’s most recent incarnation launching in Summer 2019.

A keen motorcyclist himself, George took what he had learned from the GV Bikes website and redeveloped his motorcycle clubs’ website – nhca.co.uk – and later Grahams Motorcycles, another local business.

George continued to build his skills over the years, eventually joining a company in 2016, where he was the office IT Assistant and developer.

Whilst working and developing websites at this company, George carried on developing websites as a hobby, branching out into many different areas including E-Commerce and Photography websites.

In addition to websites, he was regularly providing IT Support to his local community and later, further afield.

George had always wanted to own and run his own business and in 2020, he finally decided to take the plunge. On 1st March 2020, he formed Kernel IT Services.

George riding his Honda CR500 at Wiscombe Park Hill Climb in Devon
George riding his Honda CR500 at Wiscombe Park Hill Climb in Devon
George riding his Honda CR500 at Wiscombe Park Hill Climb in Devon
George riding a KTM SMR 613 at Curborough Sprint Circuit in 2018
George riding a KTM SMR 613 at Curborough Sprint Circuit in 2018
George riding a KTM SMR 613 at Curborough Sprint Circuit in 2018
George working on a laptop in 2020
George working on a laptop in 2020
George working on a laptop in 2020

Areas we serve

We are based just outside of Taunton, Somerset in the Blackdown Hills.

The main areas we serve are Somerset, Devon and Cornwall but we also have customers as far away as Stavanger, Norway.

Our in-person support is generally limited to Taunton and the surrounding area, but we can make exceptions. Please contact us if you are unsure.

We can also guarantee quicker support to those in the Churchinford and Hemyock areas.

Additional Information

DBS Checked
GDPR + Data Protection Trained
Cyber Security Trained
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