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Information Technology Trainers

Our information technology trainers and consultants are experts in their field.  Experienced and engaging trainers, they help people get the most from their business applications.

Meet some of our team of talented information technology trainers and consultants...

Andrew Reeves

Andrew has a degree in civil engineering and after a number of years working for Ove Arup he moved into IT, starting as network manager, and then moving into training and consultancy. Andrew now has over 11 years’ experience in training software applications ranging from Excel and Word through to Project and SharePoint. He also helps to develop websites and web applications such as SharePoint. He is a PRINCE2 Practitioner, experienced working with projects using management methodologies. 

Andrew is a SharePoint specialist in all versions from 2003 through to 2013 working on implementation and design schemes through to consultancy and training. He has worked with many large companies and helped develop their systems such as BBC, The Fire Service, NHS, Marks and Spencer and Deloitte. He specializes in Process Automation in particular looking at how to optimize business processes through the method of attaining and entering the data through to manipulation and automation of reports and analysis.

Anne Harkness

Anne is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute with over 20 years' experience in designing and delivering information technology training.  She specialises in Microsoft Office and Novell GroupWise, as well as developing courses on client bespoke systems, and information and content management systems.

Anne has worked in the UK and Europe with public, private and not for profit clients such as the BBC, Bromley Healthcare, Citigroup, Conde Nast, and the NSPCC.  As well as delivering classroom courses and one to one coaching Anne manages teams of trainers for rollout projects.

Anne regularly runs with her whippet, plays tennis in a local league, loves travelling and spending time with friends.


Julie McCarthy

Julie has many years experience in training and consultancy in a wide range of applications.  She specialises in Microsoft Office and has been involved in several upgrade programs including writing training material, delivering upgrade training and also provided consultancy in upgrading Word templates and styles.

She is an NVQ A1 Assessor and delivers and assesses ITQ Diplomas to Level 3. Julie has worked with Alpha Training for many years delivering and  writing training programs. In her spare time Julie enjoys running and keeping up to date with new technology.

Julie Samuels

Julie has a degree in Visual & Performing Arts, a Masters Degree in Fine Art, a post Graduate Diploma in Digital Media and a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Julie has also completed a course in British Sign Language and is currently studying for a part time PhD at the University of Sussex. 

Julie has over 11 years experience as a course leader, lecturer and a trainer in digital media utilising the full Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, Html, CSS, JQuery and SQL. She has additionally worked for large companies including the BBC, ITV and as a contractor for FDM Group Plc on client sites including Telewest, Tullet & Tokyo and Prudential as both a developer and trainer.

Julie is a course leader for a degree course in digital media and a course leader for a digital media apprenticeship scheme.

Kay Grant

Kay has worked with a range of clients providing training services on all levels. She was one of the founder developers of the online session on the BBC induction programme. Kay is also our specialist for clients who require e-learning and blended training solutions. She trains on a number of bespoke systems for which she has developed the training materials. Recently she has started training and developing on SharePoint. She plays table tennis in a local league and enjoys photography.

Kevin Tarry

Kevin specialises in Microsoft Office applications training, database design and bespoke software support. He makes sure delegates take away skills that are directly transferable to their workplace to help them perform their job more effectively. Described by one regular client as 'an absolute star!' and 'a trainer that can cope with any situation,' Kevin was also once himself trainee of the month when he qualified in a previous life as a Financial Consultant! His core aims are for variety, quality and fun. Kevin was shortlisted in the British Computer Society IT Industry Awards 2008.

Liz Cole

Liz Cole is an IT Trainer and software developer with over 23 years of experience, specialising in Microsoft Office and in particular Excel and Access to VBA level. She is very comfortable with developing and tailoring course content to suit clients’ requirements. Liz can both provide consultancy for the development of business solutions and develop solutions for the client.

Away from training and consultancy Liz is a jazz musician, produces content on YouTube and has a number of years’ experience and qualifications as a fitness instructor.  She also works with her husband on an education project in Uberlandia, Brazil, where they lived for a year from August 2011 to July 2012.  Liz is fluent in Portuguese and French.

Mike Linton

Mike has vast experience delivering training on bespoke software packages and has trained in the corporate, public and voluntary sectors. He particularly enjoys running courses on database packages and Microsoft PowerPoint - when he can introduce an interactive and creative element to the sessions. Mike is passionate about sport. He plays football and is also a treasurer for a large number of local league teams. A round the world trip a few years ago shows that Mike takes travelling very seriously though he enjoys skiing between more adventurous breaks.

Paul Wherly

Paul is a trainer and developer with many years’ experience of identifying, analysing and evaluating customer needs. A member of the Learning and Performance Institute and TPMA authorised, Paul trains a full range of Microsoft Office courses and has developed solutions using VBA in Excel and Access.  

Recent training projects have included training a public body on an internal document management system, training specialist legal systems and floorwalking and training rollouts of Office 2010 and Windows 7.  Away from training Paul enjoys swimming and cycling but not necessarily at the same time and can easily while away his time browsing for books in his local library or book store.

Sandra Fitzgerald

Sandra has over 20 years of training and course development experience. She specialises in Microsoft Office products and also provides training in bespoke software. As a trainer Sandra has worked in a wide range of sectors including Publishing, Broadcasting, Banking, Legal, Pharmaceutical and Government to mention but a few. Sandra also enjoys providing desk side support as part of floor-walking projects. She is also a qualified Life Skills Coach and has a keen interest in psychology.

Zoe Camper

Zoe is an experienced Internet trainer and consultant with an extensive project management and rollout portfolio. She has worked for both corporate and public clients including the Home Office, DTI, BT and BBC.

Zoe trains Web Design and Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver among other applications. Away from cyberspace Zoe is an elected member of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce) and has recently qualified as a City of London Guide.