I originally called my company ExcelFrome wanting to target local businesses. This didn’t happen so much, most of our clients are from anywhere BUT Frome! So now we are renamed ‘The Excel Experts’
The best thing about running, an Excel Agency, is the very real contributions we make, to our clients lives. We often save people hours of drudgery and repetition on a DAILY basis. That MUST be increasing their well-being.
I wanted to offer a friendly and enthusiastic face for Excel.
I hope I am succeeding.
Ater a career in marketing planning and analytics, including work with Nationwide Bank on consumer personal loan acquisition and re-marketing based on optimised profitability and also other activities with financial services businesses including credit scoring.
My attitude towards IT has always been driven by the need to develop solutions not systems; i.e. they must deliver what people need them to do; by the time a monolithic system has been built the need has usually moved on.
I have mostly been a conduit between tech and non-tech people and my own tech skills have developed out of necessity to solve problems quickly and allow colleagues/clients the creative flexibility they needed.
Recent Skills examples
As a developer, analyst, IT project manager and consultant working for software houses and technical consultancies, I have more than 25 years’ experience helping businesses both large and small across a range of industries, from plant hire and construction through telecoms and scientific instrumentation to the retail finance sector. I have worked with Excel extensively throughout those years with particular skills in VBA as a result of my professional developer background. I have a PhD in Applied Physics, and my scientific training means that I have a very analytical and thorough approach.
I have worked with Excel on both Windows and MacOS, and have used VBA to connect to databases, URLs, and process JSON and XML. I also develop in VBA for both Access and Word and have experience of SQL databases.
I have more than 20 years of experience in IT Development, mostly in the field of SQL Databases, Excel RAD Development, Analysis and small Project Management.
I have worked with many major clients, including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, RBS, Schroeders, and Fidelity, as well as with smaller clients outside the City.
Gina is a qualified CIMA accountant who worked for over a decade in the Finance department of a US Investment Bank before becoming an Excel Consultant and Microsoft Office Trainer.
Gina loves ‘fixing spreadsheets’ and making people’s working life more efficient, whether it be through using formulas in Excel, rules in Outlook, styles and headings in Word or grouping and alignment in PowerPoint.
I am a reservoir engineer with over 30 years of oil industry experience in senior technical and leadership roles, including ten years overseas in Norway and the Middle East. Throughout my career I have had a passion for business modelling (economic and technical) with Excel, and was recognised as a company expert in this area. I have highly developed spreadsheet modelling and VBA programming skills.
In addition to specialist oil industry petroleum engineering skills my business experience includes (1) economic analysis & investment appraisal e.g. concepts such as real/nominal, cash flow, discounting, NPV, EMV, IRR, PI, breakeven, (2) Value of Information, (3) Bayesian inference, (4) decision & risk analysis e.g. decision trees, quantification of uncertainty, probabilistic results, expected value, (5) uncertainty analysis workflows e.g. problem framing, influence diagrams, tornado plots, probabilistic analysis, cumulative probability and (5) Monte Carlo analysis.
I have a first class degree in accounting and finance and am a fully qualified accountant, being a member of the ACCA.
I set up my own accountancy firm back in 2016 after having my first child.
I have experience of working with varying business sizes and industries and aim to work closely with small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK, helping them to grow, minimising tax liabilities and keeping on top of their compliance.
An enthusiastic and analytical person with over 10 years Software Development and MI reporting experience using a variety of development tools.
▪ Advanced MS SQL Server ▪ Advanced VBA ▪ Advanced MS Excel ▪ Advanced MS Access
▪ Advanced C# ▪ SQL Report Builder ▪ BDX / Dataswitch ▪ Business Objects
▪ MS Visio ▪ MS Project ▪ Various core UW Systems
Since I entered industry (20 years ago) I realised early on that my key skill was developing an Excel solution which was smart and tailored to the requirements of the individual project.
I believe in a spreadsheet format which is simple for the layman, which can be updated with minimum fuss and which presents the intended message clearly.
I enjoy applying these concepts to each new assignment.
With one or two exceptions, I have worked in the Food Retail sector (around 17 years) and Social Housing sector (12 years) during my working life. During my time in the housing sector, I have specialised in Fixed Assets accounting and have become very proficient in the use of Asset4000 – a piece of fixed assets management and accounting software created by Real Asset Management.
I am a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – CIMA) and have worked within finance since 1999.
When creating solutions in Excel, I aim for user-friendliness and functionality.
I also speak and understand Brazilian Portuguese.
I am a Certified Microsoft Excel Specialist with 20 years’ experience in the finance environment working as a financial analyst for large corporates such as Fender Musical Instruments and Thales Group. I am recognized for creating Microsoft Excel solutions that significantly reduce data entry time, automate mundane tasks but fundamentally add instant value to the work place.
I am a professional copywriter and marketing consultant specialising in SEO-friendly content for all applications. After studying Marketing (BA Hons) at university back in the early noughties, I honed my skills by spending three years working in-house for an award-winning digital marketing agency in London.
I branched out on my own under the banner of Polly Kay Copywriting and Content Writing in 2012, and work alongside of Ben and the team to help The Excel Experts to get all of their marketing collateral on point.
I have been working with Excel since 1999 and have developed various Excel models and tools for the companies for which I have worked. These include annual trading budget templates for a well-known UK supermarket group, and creating a Fixed Asset reporting model for a large London-based housing association (gross assets of £1.5bn).
My background is in managing my own and others small product based businesses in retail, wholesale and manufacture, in most cases employing less than 50 people. It was after discovering Excel and Office 95 that I switched to small business IT having first traded on-line in 1995.
I am here primarily as a VBA programmer. My background is in Active Server Page development and writing COM objects and ActiveX controls in Delphi, mainly for use in ASP or Visual Basic. I have been trading as a software company since 2001 selling a successful range of COM and ActiveX controls. I am relatively new to VBA but my solid programming experience and knowledge of VBScript and the related objects, such as ADO has proved valuable.
I take a pride in being able to write bespoke code quickly that can run efficiently. I am prepared to research more complex solutions, if required, and can make use of Windows API calls to add functionality to Office applications. I am not limited to simply adding basic automation to Excel. I do also have a good understanding of the Outlook and Word object models, which are often overlooked by Excel developers.
My background is in the Automotive/Manufacturing sector where I worked at BMW for 28 years and spent the last 20 years as a Data Analyst and Industrial Engineer. My strengths lie in my ability to take large amounts of data from ERP systems and transform the data into useful reports by using automated routines. This skill can reduce the production of daily, weekly and monthly reports or KPIs from hours of laborious, tedious and repetitive work into a few minutes with a click of a button.
Data entry is another area where big improvements can be realised. By utilising custom input forms for the user, the data can be validated and loaded to the correct location which will greatly reduce errors which in turn will mean more accurate reports. In fact, by using VBA and forms, the user can input data without realising they are working in a spreadsheet.
Innovative. Industrious. Talented. Multidiscipline Engineer with a proven track record in learning new skills since graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2014. A communicative, encouraging team player who presents ideas effectively and enjoys assisting others in their technical issues. Skilled at identifying problems and opportunities, then adapting quickly i.e. to meeting a new market or solving a computer bug. Quickly surpassed expectations in design as well as in end-to-end project management.
Freelance engineer working on a multitude of projects many in the VBA/VB/ .net area.
• Extensive use of API’s to connect office application to external data.
• Building advanced SQL queries to fetch data for dashboard/ pivot table construction to allow for effective data analysis.
• Building advanced excel modelling.
• Advance VBA programming Woking on projects building toolbars from the VBA manger.
• JSON reading & parsing in VBA environment for posting back to API’s.
• HTML building in VBA environment.
• Extensive report writing and word template experience,
• Heavy use of Excel pivot tables and Microsoft BI.
Talented and versatile Data and Insights Analyst who has gained valuable experience through placements at some of the most prestigious companies in the world of Finance, Business and Information Technology.
Excels in programming skills in order to create many solutions to efficiently produce various reports in a timely manner. Ability to analyse large sets of data to assist in business strategy and insights. Exposure in managing and leading a service management team and becoming the focal point of all requirements for KPI reports.
We enjoy using local cafes and venues to have our meetings. We also use a Frome-based accountant. We are proud to live in Frome and we want to continue supporting this thriving, independent and local economy.