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Jan Turner - Training Officer - Cannock Chase Council

‘I have bought in the I.T. training services of Optimise Consultancy for the last 5 years.

Our initial training was on a brand new system that was being implemented. Although Nick new more than us about it, he worked closely with the team charged with the ensuring it all ran smoothly.

As the training rolled out, there were changes required and we found Nick most helpful.

Since then, he runs the Word, Excel and Outlook training for me and I have always had good reports on his tutoring.

His most recent training event with the Council has been with elected Members and how they use the new portal system that was set up for them.

I am busy planning the next wave of Word, Excel, Access and Outlook training and will be bringing Nick back in.

I have always found him helpful, pleasant and he knows the right amount of input a learner needs and does not leave them confused at the end of a session. Quite the opposite.’

Matt Baker - The Spirit Group

'The dealings that I have had with Optimise have always been beneficial and professional to both myself and all other team members within Spirit Group. As the previous organiser of the workshops the direct feedback that I have received from people and their eagerness to attend further workshops is self-explanatory.

The payback from the training offered by Optimise to the team and to Spirit Group cannot be measured but the fantastic feedback from the delegates, myself included, speaks volumes.'

Deena Sandom -  Keele University

Nick is an excellent trainer and makes you feel at ease and able to ask questions without feeling stupid.  I feel I have gained a good working knowledge of Access now and fell confident to try using it.

Microsoft Excel Training

'The instructor was very friendly and helpful and covered additional topics. I would recommend this course because it will be very useful and it ran at a good pace.'

Microsoft Publisher Training

'Very useful course...the pace seemed excellent and exercises very useful. The trainers knowledge was also good and allowed for extra queries to be catered for. The training pack was very clear and easy to follow - exercises will prove useful as practice material. Thanks.'


Guy Sutton - Business Project Manager - NBTY Europe Limited

"We required the services of an experienced VBA programmer to assist in developing an internal reporting tool. After discussing our objectives with Optimise Consultancy we soon initiated the work to start. The project was very well managed from the beginning through to final testing. We were so impressed that Nick made another visit to us to work on another project!"

Ian Denny  - course delegate

'I have participated in many training course run by Optimise Consultancy Ltd and always look forward to attending as the atmosphere is informal and unpressured and I know I will walk away having learned more than I was expecting and able to put new skills immediately into use.'

Anna Milne - Learning & Development Manager (Spirit Group)

'I feel that we worked together very well indeed. You were very patient and understanding with the whole process from design to last minute changes and tweaks. Nothing was too much trouble.

The end product is a robust user friendly performance development review system that allows both individual and line manager to have a focussed conversation on their objectives for the following year, discuss how this is to be achieved, discuss career aspirations and most importantly each individual to have a focussed development plan to help drive business objectives. The outputs (analysis) of the reviews can be collated to see performance ratings, succession planning ratings and generic insight into objectives, career aspirations and training needs.

What I particularly liked was the fact that you were always thinking one step ahead and in the end we have a system that is self managing for many reviews to come.

Thank you.'

Microsoft Word Training

'A well structured, excellent handbook, I would recommend this course to others because it is a good intro to Word'

Microsoft Access Training

"Excellent introduction to Access start to finish"

Linda Banks - Keele University

Microsoft Project Training

"Nick has a great manner.  Fair pace but made time to attend to Q's made so nobody lost touch."

Cambell Dorward - Punch Taverns

Ian Denny  - The Spirit Group

Optimise Consultancy Ltd are a pleasure to work with, whether delivering one-to-one training or rolling out a tailor-made programme for the whole company. The training always hits the mark!

Malcolm Prile  - Account Manager, MolsonCoors Wholesale

I took the basic up to speed course on Excel.  Nick explains the subject with great enthusiasm and knowledge which keeps interest high throughout the day.  There is a personal touch which means that Nick makes sure each delegate understands before moving on the next element of the course and does not get left behind, which sometimes can happen in these types of courses.  Highly recommended.