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How would you like simple, effective solutions for your business using software you already have?

Well, Excel could be just the solution you need.  This incredibly powerful tool can be used for a multitude of business tasks...Excel is more than just a spreadsheet!

Take a look at some of the client stories to see how my Excel tools have made a real difference to their businesses, helping to reduce the time spent on administration so allowing them to spend more time on growing their business.

Need to learn Excel?

Complete beginner or starting a new role and need to brush up your skills?  Whatever your needs, my bespoke training can help.  With prices starting from just £70 for online training, why not get in touch to see how I can help you gain confidence with using Excel.

Or do you need help with choosing the right software for your business processes?

As amazing as Excel is, there may come a time when your needs exceed its capabilities.  I will always be honest if I think we're over-stretching Excel!  But which is the right solution for you?  How do you choose from the myriad of options?  By getting to understand what you really need from a system, working with tried and trusted partners, I can help you to make the right choices.


Let's arrange a meeting so we can explore ways in which I can help you

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Some of the benefits my clients have seen...

The Excel tool is extremely effective in automating what was proving to be be a complex and time consuming manual process.

- Alan Catchpool, Head of Finance,William Russell LtdWilliam Russell logo

What was a long-winded, manual process has become so much easier with the 'very grown up' spreadsheet that Shirley has created for me.  I no longer have to resort to calculator and bits of paper!  I thoroughly recommend GSTM Solutions who very quickly understood the brief and created a dream spreadsheet.

- Wendy Gardiner, ISew

Just a click and the invoice is created with new number and date! Extra benefit: your rounding is better than mine, resulting in correct numbers and total, which sometimes was a problem.  Thank you so much, this is great!

- Eli M

GSTM Solutions has provided us with a key resource in the implementation of our new software package.  Working closely with our staff, Shirley has applied her wealth of experience to developing a strong understanding of our business needs and processes.  We would not hesitate to recommend Shirley to other clients who need a professional, experienced and self-motivated resource for projects William Russell logo

William Russell Limited

The Project Tracker has completely transformed the way we manage multiple projects and keep track of income and costs.  This has helped us to improve our budgeting and our cash flow by allowing us to see, at a glance, exactly where we are on each project.  Shirley has worked closely with us over the last few months to really get to know and understand our business so that the solution we have is easy to use and completely fits our needs.  The time saving and improved control means we can now focus on continuing to grow our business.

- Thomas Wren, Wren Building Contractors Ltd


The solution provided by GSTM Solutions has given me a really simple to use tool which gives me all the information I need.  It also keeps my accountant happy as the data is well structured and allows him to prepare my business accounts quickly and accurately.  I can easily see my income and keep track of expenses and customer invoices and payments.  A great solution.

Mike Tinney, Director, MSDR Consultants Limited

I want to give a massive shout out to Shirley. I saw a presentation last year on how she helped a client turn his business around. I've worked with Excel since the days of Windows 3.1. I tend to be quite cynical with people who claim to be Excel trainers or experts however Shirley simply blew me away in her presentation.

She knows more than I do by a long shot and I would absolutely recommend her to anybody, she is just awesome!

Clive Loseby, Access By Design

Shirley provided an excellent days training on Macros/VBA and Pivot Tables. Everything was well explained and Shirley ensured that we understood the process and how to adapt things for our own needs. We were provided with step by step training notes which will be really useful reminders when creating other reports. The main focus of the training was done on a live issue - so at the end of the day we had already built a solution to produce our main output reports. This is going to make our reporting much faster, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

Tracey Crank, Payroll Operations Manager

The Compliance Group 

Thank you very much for the Excel training, I found it extremely useful and is helping me process data and complete spreadsheets a lot quicker! 

Matt Smith, Topmarks Health Care


I never thought I’d say this, but I really enjoy using our spreadsheet! Excel has never been my biggest strength (putting it lightly), but Shirley has made our data collection so much easier and accessible, plus it’s the right fit for our organisation. Work that was previously laborious and time consuming is simple and efficient. The stats generated automatically have also saved us a great amount of time and are extremely useful. Thank you so much Shirley!! 

Mike James, Operations Manager
Music Fusion  


Shirley has been absolute delight and such a pleasure to be taught by. She provided me with bespoke excel lessons tailored towards my needs and adapted her teaching style to ensure I understood. Not only where the lessons excellent value and really good fun, I have now learnt new and effective excel skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to enhance there skills. 
Emma, Fashion Sales Executive

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