I am a freelance IT Consultant based on the East coast of the UK providing:
- Answers to all of your IT and technology questions
- Friendly training, software demonstrations, kick-off meetings, and presentations
- Customised and bespoke database, software, web and mobile App development
- Expert advice on harnessing the existing power of IT for your operation
- Independent purchasing and licensing advice
- Technical marketing, sales and support documentation
I work mainly with small to medium businesses that would like the services of a multi-faceted IT Manager but cannot justify the full-time cost.
My services are simply priced and affordable to small businesses. I have been providing these services to clients in their offices all around the world for over twenty years. Below are some of the key points about myself and the services I offer.
I communicate well about IT and I offer my recommendations and training at levels suitable for computer novices through to C-Level Management and technical developers.
My verbal communication skills include public speaking, classroom training, and question and answer sessions. My writing and presentation skills allow me to write easy to understand product manuals, how to sheets, and other informational guides. I use charts and diagrams where appropriate to aid comprehension.
Programming has been a hobby since the eighties, and my profession since the nineties. I write software in several different languages and technologies although most of my development work is focussed around Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Visual Studio.
Database and data form the mainstay of my work and many of my projects are focussed around collecting more data, collecting better data, reducing redundancy and achieving results through availability, analysis, and reporting.
This blend of skills mean I am well suited to implementing and integrating new software systems. My experience allows me to foresee and avoid potential problems with new systems and my programming background means that I am able to tightly integrate systems to minimise repeated data entry.
I have worked with many companies supporting the offshore oil industry, and I am very familiar with their need for urgent responses and need to keep operations running. The environment has also engrained an extremely high level of safety awareness in the ways I work. Work in this field has taken me to deep drill ships off Brazil to troubleshoot well logging software and opencast mines in Australia to design a database for a coal loading system.
The Education Industry has provided the basis for many of my projects, including a pupil target setting system, behaviour tracking system, attendance system, college management system and other similar solutions. These solutions were used throughout the UK and by the Army Education Service providing schooling for troops children overseas. I have shared this work with colleagues in South America, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and family, traveling and cooking.