About Us

About AWP Computer Services

AWP Computer Services is a small IT business, based in Preston, Lancashire, who’s aims are to provide a fast, friendly, personal and reliable service to both home and small business users of Windows systems in the local area.

AWP PC Fix is specifically aimed at supporting families using IT in the home, people working from home and small businesses that don’t have any IT support staff.

AWP Computer Services is run by Ashley Preston who has many years experience gained from working in various roles within the IT (Information Technology) industry. Based in Walton le Dale, we can provide support for Small Businesses and Home based computer users in the South Ribble and Preston areas. This includes, but is not exclusive to Bamber Bridge, Broughton, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Clayton le Woods, Clifton, Darwen, Euxton, Fulwood, Hoghton, Hutton, Kirkham, Leyland, Longridge, Longton, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston, Ribchester, Walton le Dale, Warton and Whittle le Woods.

About Ashley Preston

Ashley started work in the Manufacturing Industry as an Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician. During the 1990s computers became prevalent in this industry, as in many others, and skills such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), Computer Networking and Word Processing became necessary.

After gaining IT experience working with CAD systems, such as IBMCAD and AutoCAD, along with Windows Operating systems and networking, Ashley’s career naturally progressed away from Engineering. Before the end of the 90s he was seconded onto a Business Process Reengineering project, which included the implementation of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software system, namely Sage Tetra CS/3.

After the successful implementation of the CS/3 ERP software, and gaining experience in HTML along with Web Design by producing ‘in house’ training and support pages for the Tetra software on the company intranet, Ashley moved on to form a web development agency. During his time working for and running the web agency (Progress 7 Ltd) he also gained experience tutoring on the subject of the Internet and Web Design at local colleges, such as Runshaw college.

Prior to starting up AWP Computer Services in 2012, Ashley spent eight years working as a Web Consultant, IT trainer and Web Account Manager at a Chorley based Mail Order Software systems provider. During this time he gained more experience with Windows systems, Server technologies, Web technologies, Internet security and Office systems. In a hands on, training provision, managerial and technical sales role, Ashley helped to provide support for customers based all over the UK who used the company’s software to trade online.

…and when Ashley’s not computing?

Actually, a number of Ashley’s interests away from AWP Computer Services still involve computing. It’s a hobby as well as a profession. However, when not behind the screen, keyboard or the inner workings of a computer, he enjoys listening to music, he pretends that he can play the bass guitar and is a keen recreational cyclist. Ashley is currently the Vice Chairman of a long established local cycling club, Ribble Valley Cycling and Racing Club, and manages much of their digital presence, via their web site, Facebook page, Strava group and Google plus account etc.

Ashley has managed two web sites about the local area around Walton le Dale, where AWP Computer Services are based, for a number of years now. The Walton le Dale web site gives information about local business, community projects, local history, local and news about the local area. The other Walton le Dale web site is an unofficial site for the Capitol Centre Retail Park, which is located in Walton le Dale.

AWP Computer Services are also currently providing voluntary IT Support (including help with their IT systems & Web Site) to a local charity, Homeless Hounds, who are involved in the rescue and re-homing of stray & abandoned dogs across the county of Lancashire.


Places we work

Based in Walton le Dale, AWP Computer Services PC Fix can provide PC and Laptop Repair & Upgrade services for both Home based and Business computer users in the following areas:

Abbey Village, Adlington, Bamber Bridge, Belmont, Bretherton, Brindle, Broughton, Buckshaw Village, Burscough, Chorley, Clayton le Woods, Clifton, Cottam, Croston, Darwen, Eccleston, Euxton, Freckleton, Fulwood, Garstang, Goosnargh, Grimsargh, Heapy, Higher Walton, Hoghton, Hutton, Kirkham, Leyland, Longridge, Longton, Lostock Hall, Much Hoole, New Longton, Penwortham, Preston, Ribchester, Rufford, Salmesbury, South Ribble, Tarleton, Walton le Dale, Warton, Whittle le Woods & Withnall.