About the Author

Picture of author Derek StoreyHi, my name is Derek Storey, and I would like to help you and your business get a whole lot more out of your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. I can train and coach you and your staff to ensure you the very best use of Excel as an essential business presentation and analysis tool.
With over 20 years experience as an Accountant in the commercial sector, I passionately believe that used correctly, technology can bring great time and cost benefits. Many Excel users underutilise its enormous potential to help manage and control their business. Nothing pleases me more than to demonstrate how to unlock that potential.

I will run training courses for you in Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced Excel tailored to your requirements. These can be on your premises, or I will source a suitable training venue in your area.

No time for the classroom? We’ve got that covered too. Earlier this year Extra-Ordinary XL teamed up with UK based Excel With Business (also known as “Filtered”) to bring you the very best Excel on-line training solutions. As an extra bonus by linking through this website you can save 25% off Filtered’s published prices. Plus if you really get stuck on a Filtered Excel course just give me a call and I will guide you through it. More details on our post here.

During my career people have asked, “How do I do this in Excel?” The answer is nearly always “Why do it that way?” A quick discussion often provides a simpler, more robust solution, with shorter input times and maximised information output. Whilst I am the first to admit Excel is not always the best solution; most of us are given this immensely powerful tool as part of our business armoury, just like a mobile phone or a laptop. To get the very best from your Excel program give me a call for a no obligation chat.

When not at my desk I enjoy music and sport; I run a mobile disco & karaoke, and am a long suffering QPR season ticket holder.