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About Nick,  Lead Trainer and MD

Microsoft Project

Directors Profile

Nick Curnick-Orrin is the lead trainer and managing director of Optimise Consultancy Ltd.


Nick Curnick-Orrin

Originally trained as a designer Nick moved into I.T. after graduating, working in the area of technical support. He started delivering I.T. training in 1991 and set up Optimise Consultancy Ltd in 1994, delivering I.T. training and consultancy to medium and large organisations throughout the UK.

Nick has considerable expertise in a wide range of software, specialising in Microsoft products, and in particular Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project. In the last 5 years he has developed his skills in the area of project management, delivering training and consultancy to a number of prestigious clients such as Spirit Group and West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service.


Nick prides himself in not only having a full understanding of the product but of the process as well. He says…

Nick Curnick-Orrin BA (Hons) FIITT

Nick Curnick-Orrin

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Microsoft PowerPoint

“It's no good knowing your stuff inside out if you cannot explain it in accessible terms”


Nick also develops software solutions for clients that can range from database development, spreadsheet enhancement, optimisation and automation to electronic form development and has worked with clients such as Holland and Barrett Ltd, Cannock Chase Council and Punch Taverns.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Visio

“I feel that the key attribute for this kind of work is the ability to communicate.”

Microsoft Outlook

MS ExpressionWeb

Excel Optimisation

Database Development

Excel Automation

Visual Basic

Browser Interface

Web Development