Testimonials

The clients below have been kind enough to provide some feedback on their experiences working with me!

“A pleasure to work with and as steady a pair of hands as you could hope to find. Excellent”


June Cory – My Mustard Limited

Really REALLY engaging presentation about data – who knew? – from David at Platinum Point yesterday. I have known David for years; uber smart, with up to minute knowledge of tech and he gets to the heart of a client spec quickly. Even someone like me who knows what she wants but not necessarily what she needs.

Still using multiple spreadsheets on a daily, weekly, monthly basis? Still manually analysing data, trying to see trends? Call David, he has all the answers…. well, the ones you really need.


Paul Robinson – Blackmores (UK) Limited

Through his vast knowledge of MS products (in particular Access, Excel and Power BI) and database analytics, David turned a complicated set of client requirements into a polished business analytics dashboard, delivering above and beyond the brief. We are delighted with the outcome and would recommend David’s services to anyone who has requirements in this area.


Anonymous Client

David has a great deal of experience, which is obvious when you speak to him and he always finds a way, which is a rare and very positive character trait.


John Heath – Environmental Business Products

Working alongside David during the implementation stages of Data Warehousing at EBP was an excellent experience. I found him extremely easy to work alongside and always willing to share his wealth of knowledge and to apply it finding solutions that matched our business case.


Simon Barnes – Lifesure Group Limited

We called upon David’s expertise to produce a tender document when changing our web provider. David audited our actual requirements, assisted in short-listing providers and advised during the tender process. Our new provider has exceeded our expectations on service, innovation and cost. Many thanks to David in delivering such a great outcome.


John Rose – Barnet Window Company Limited

The knowledge that David has stood out most. First he had to get to grips with what we already had in place before he could work out the best way to go forward with a new system.


Nadine Farrar-Hockley – My Mustard Limited

We have been working with David on a new database for My Mustard, as a replacement for an unsustainable growing Excel spreadsheet. He has been very patient with us throughout, working with many data inputs and a few logic changes along the way. He has also gone above and beyond his remit to get it off the ground for us. Thank you David!


Anonymous Client

In addition to getting the job done, David always goes the extra mile. He is very flexible and happy to do extra activities that don’t cover the initial brief. David is a very honest, likeable chap who’s good to have around and I’m happy to put him in front of my clients when necessary.


Suzi Bergman – Storksak Limited

David is great. He is always friendly and approachable but very professional, very responsive and very clever, with great ideas.


Wayne Smallman

I’m not a database expert. David is, and has — on more than one occasion — proven to be exceptionally helpful, by being there to assist when so few others would. David is amongst a select group of people I would consider invaluable. A bit like a Stephen Fry of the IT world, but without the book deals and the TV shows.


Anonymous Client

I needed to migrate (quite atrocious) data from an earlier client web application to the new version. However, we encountered speed problems, all of which David either solved or provided a roadmap for future improvements.


Anonymous Client

David Hardstaff is very professional and he does what he says he’ll do. The quality of his work is very good and any issues are resolved quickly.


Anonymous Client

I’d just like to thank David Hardstaff for the wonderful assistance he’s offered. A pleasure to work with and as steady a pair of hands as you could hope to find. Excellent


Stephen Fahey – ABI Solutions

I worked with David on the development of a Sales Order Processing system. He was an invaluable contact to have, combining a very detailed knowledge of all aspects of the business along with tremendous enthusiasm to embrace new technologies and a willingness to get hands-on when needed to.


Eamonn Martin – Environmental Business Products

I would like to extend my gratitude for work in getting Pentaho up and running at EBP. The difference in our ability to service our customers is night and day. I’d also like to offer my personal thanks for your professional and friendly approach.


Joanne Fentiman – Topnotch Virtual Assistance

David has very kindly helped me with numerous IT issues since I’ve known him and he is never anything less than generous with his support and time.


Garry Mumford – Insight Associates

I’ve just had a call from a valued client, thanking me for referring David to him. He does not give praise lightly. I asked David yesterday if he could help my client solve an urgent problem. Straight away David got in there & has spent time with my client today. Thank you David – what a star!


Darren Tarrant – Granite5 Limited

David has been a real pleasure to work with. He has many qualities which make him stand out; he is very friendly, knows his domain very well and has a flexible and professional approach. He has not failed to deliver to and sometimes exceed expectations. I look forward to a continued relationship and future successes.


Sandra Vickery – Fwangle Limited

David … has been a great support and helped me to make some tough decisions as well as be a sounding board for the dilemmas a startup faces. I felt very blessed to have him available when there was no one else I could ask and having a business mind with an outside perspective was of extreme help.


Layla Kaye – Gill Branston Associates Limited

I have absolutely nothing negative to say – David is super! He is quick with any communications, he is generally available outside office hours and he goes above and beyond what is expected.