TESTIMONIALS

The following endorsements (references) are all provided by former clients, managers, co-workers and colleagues. They can be can be verified upon request

Andrew has an excellent understanding of configuration and change management. In my role of Engineering Director I needed somebody with a deep and sound knowledge of the fundamental aspects. I selected Andrew because his knowledge coupled with his practical experience of Dimensions gave me a level of confidence that my improvement programme around Configuration Control and Change Management would be successful. Even though Andrew did not have any direct experience of the tool set chosen “TeamTrack” he quickly learnt this and brought his wealth of experience to ensure the success of this initiative. I would highly recommend Andrew. To put it simply if you have configuration control or change management issues and you want a guaranteed result look no further than Andrew.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Engineering Director, Ultra Electronics Airport Systems Ltd, hired Andrew as an IT Consultant in 2006

As a director of several companies, Andrew shows great entrepreneurial flair and has put well defined processes in place to keep his businesses running smoothly in his absence and without his continual intervention.”

Claire Millins, Cloudy Bay Services Ltd, was a consultant or contractor to Andrew

I can sum up my feelings in four words: I TRUST this man!”

Jean Paul, Configuration Management Consultant, Westmalyn Developments Ltd was with another company when working with Andrew

Andrew has a deep understanding of configuration management. I understand that he is a major authority on Serena Dimensions – and have heard others within the industry confirm that – but for my company he learnt and did excellent work on Serena’s TeamTrack workflow tool. He’s been professional, reliable and good to work with throughout the project and I would highly recommend him to another company wanting specialist work in this area.”
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Software Projects Manager, Ultra Electronics Airport Systems Ltd, hired Andrew as a IT Consultant in 2006

I had the pleasure of working with Andrew for about 6 months on this assignment; he was the CM Consultant that Ultra had chosen to help us implement our new CM System. He showed a great wealth of knowledge in how the Change management lifecycle flows and how Prince 2 works. It was a pleasure working with Andrew. He was able to answer the CM lifecycle questions I had with grace and ease. He showed professionalism and worked to a high standard through out the entire Project. In summary he has been an asset to the team and I would gladly work with him again.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Matthew Coxall, Ultra Electronics Airport Systems Ltd, hired Andrew as a IT Consultant in 2006

Andrew worked on a high profile global account using his knowledge of Dimensions to help develop a migration utility. Andrew exceeded our expectations in every way, making an outstanding contribution not only in terms of his technical knowledge and experience, but with his 100% commitment to the project. Andrew quickly became a valued colleague and was a pleasure to work with.”

UK Pre-Sales Manager, Borland, managed Andrew at Borland

Andrew and I worked closely on a 6-month large project for <Borland’s client>. Andrew has a great organizational and technical skills, he executed his part of the project smoothly and professionally from the design to delivery. Andrew also has strong client management skills, and he deals with his clients and coworkers with respect and professionalism. . I wish to work with Andrew again on different projects.”

Waddah Abuhigleh, Principal Consultant, IPSH Inc., worked directly with Andrew.

Andrew’s work on this Project was a prime example of how well a contractor can integrate with and improve an in-house team . We found him extremely competent, very dedicated, thoroughly professional and we liked him as well! Can’t say enough in praise for the superb job he did, and I think I can speak on behalf of the team that we hope to work with him again as soon as possible!”

Simon Pullen, Consultant, EMEA EDS TAM, Borland, worked directly with Andrew at Borland

I found Andrew extremely professional and trustworthy. He knows the things he talks about and if he does not know something he will say so and go out of his way trying to find a workaround or solution. I would have no hesitation working with Andrew again.”

Arend Westdorp, Consultant, Borland, worked directly with Andrew at Borland

I worked closely with Andrew, on a project for Borland, he constantly amazed me, at the speed with which he picked up the Delphi language, his knowledge of Serena Dimensions and professionalism.”

Roy Nelson, Senior Support engineer, Borland, worked directly with Andrew at Borland

I have worked with Andrew in two different companies and am constantly impressed with his professionalism, motivation and in-depth knowledge of both Configuration Management and the Serena toolset. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any role but in particular those of a senior nature where CM is to be implemented in complex and technical environment in a tight timescale.”

Becky Davis worked directly with Andrew at Retelligence

Andrew has an outstanding technical capability and wealth of knowledge both in CM best practises and process design. His contribution to the CM process was very significant. Repeatability of his java script utilities helped us to setup product quickly during prototyping and user testing. Technical expertise combined with exceptional understanding of methodologies like ITIL makes him unique.”

Guruprasad Sethurathinam worked directly with Andrew at Retelligence

Andrew is a self motivated individual who has a thorough technical knowledge of Dimensions and CM processes and best practice.”

Sian Bruty, Axon, managed Andrew at H M Customs & Excise

I can recommend Andrew highly, his expertise and attention to detail are second to none.”

Clive Watts, Dimensionalls, worked directly with Andrew at H M Customs & Excise

Andrew has proven here his great technical know-how and thoroughness about all aspects of a Dimensions installation: installation, administration, customisation … up to user training and CM process analysis and implementation.”

Daniel Dekort worked directly with Andrew at H M Customs & Excise

Andrew is an intelligent, competent and hard-working individual with an exceptional knowledge of his field. He walked onto a site with problems and a backlog, hit the ground running, and pulled it all together again in short order. I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to anybody requiring a specialist in Change Management or Configuration Management.”

Mike Watson managed Andrew indirectly at Capita

Andrew undertook the work in a professional and thorough manner. He was able to quickly adapt and become operational with the tools which he was not familiar with at the time. He was effective immediately. Andrew is able to draw on a wide range of experiences which allows him to quickly place tasks in a correct context, therefore delivering accurately.”

Brian Toner, ToneSoft Limited, worked directly with Andrew at Capita

I had the pleasure of working with Andrew at Abbey, while setting up the Configuration Management BaU function within the IT Division. Andrew proved himself to be a knowledgeable, reliable and trustworthy professional, who delivered at all times; I have no hesitation in recommending him and certainly would consider him for anything relevant.”

David Kite, Abbey, managed Andrew at Abbey

Andrew has excellent knowledge of Dimensions API interfaces and involved in trigger routine development. He provided considerable amount of technical input to the process and during implementation.”

Guruprasad Sethurathinam worked directly with Andrew at Abbey

I interviewed Andrew for a position as Dimensions implementation specialist at Abbey National. Andrew came across well in the interview and during his period at Abbey National, he did not fail to deliver. He became an important, reliable, steady member of the team.”

Brian Toner, ToneSoft Limited, managed Andrew indirectly at Abbey

Andrew’s technical skills in CM are outstanding, he is a good team player and his attention to detail is second to none. He would be an asset to any team.”

Clive Watts, Dimensionalls, was with another company when working with Andrew at Abbey

Andrew demonstrated excellent technical competence and knowledge about Dimensions. He conveyed, in a clear and concise manner, the relevant Configuration Management and business processes, and devised and presented a number of well received training programmes. His personality and persistence combined to ensure that he was able to convince even the most reluctant converts of ‘the message’.”

Claire Millins, Cloudy Bay Services Ltd, worked with Andrew at Abbey

I worked with Andrew on Abbey National’s Configuration Management Programme which was a highly challenging assignment for all those championing the changes. Andrew brought huge technical experience and much needed common sense to the project and made significant roll-out progress where others had failed.”

Dan Evans worked directly with Andrew at Abbey

Andrew is an expert in Serena/Merant Dimensions and it’s relevant support. His in depth knowlegde of Unix, SQL and servers makes him the ideal person to obtain information from. Also Andrew is a team player who wants to succeed and produce a quality “product” for the client.”

Stephen Pindar worked indirectly for Andrew at Abbey

Andrew combines a thorough understanding of technology with an equally good grasp of Process and an indomitable “can do” attitude…”

Drew Benson worked directly with Andrew at Abbey

Andrew was one of the technical Dimensions guru’s at this site, capable of solving even the most difficult issues. No wonder that he was one of the last externals to leave.”

Daniel Dekort worked directly with Andrew at Abbey

Andrew brought both practical CM and Dimensions skills to the Team which was sorely needed at the time. He helped fill the gaps where the tool and the documentation were found to be lacking. I would not hesitate to recommend him for both his work and commitment.”

Peter Gross, Consultant, Abbey, worked directly with Andrew at Abbey

Andrew was a very integral part of my Configuration Management Team. He is very methodical, accurate and reliable. Once the job had been defined, I always considered it done or escalated at appropriate moments if Andrew envisaged any risks. Andrew is very much a team player and contributes ideas to obtain best results. I would certainly have Andrew on my Team anytime.”

Paresh Mehta managed Andrew at ICL

Andrew has a broad skill set and experience gained by an initiative to provide solutions that meets the customer requirements. Andrew is industrious and contributes with ideas and enthusiasm to team efforts. I have worked along side him an several projects as well as part of my team at Abbey where he played a valuable role from both the technical and project perspective.”

Peter Green worked with Andrew at Fujitsu

I worked with Andrew for approximately two and a half years. Andrew was very concientious and spent much time efficiently supporting the CM team we worked for. During that time, I gained a lot of useful knowledge from his wealth of experience in the IT industry.”

Rob Smith, Mint Solutions UK Ltd, worked directly with Andrew at Fujitsu

I’ve worked with Andrew for a number of years at was then ICL. His attitude to work very professional and is always approachable and willing to offer helpful advice. He draws on his technical knowledge and experiencs during the implementation and running of the CM system we worked on. I would definitely recommend working with Andrew.”

Michael TO, Configuration Management Manager, Fujitsu: worked directly with Andrew at Fujitsu

I worked with Andrew at ICL and I always found him proactive and reliable in all areas of his work.”

John Robinson worked with Andrew at Fujitsu

Andrew is very smart and relentless in his approach to Configuration Management. He sees the bigger picture and plans for the future, making any project more scalable and adaptable to business or enviromental changes.”

Stuart Gadd, Fujitsu, worked indirectly for Andrew at Fujitsu

Andrew and I worked together for a year or so, and have maintained contact since. I found him to be extremely thorough and precise in his work, as well as a quick study, a fact best demonstrated by his progress in new areas of the field in the last 5 years. Unfortunately, Andrew and I have had no opportunity to work together since, but I look forward to the chance.”

Jean Paul worked with Andrew at Fujitsu

Andrew worked for me for two years on a high pressure project in the CM department. His combination of professionalism, hard work and technical skills was a great contribution to the team.”

Simon Lee managed Andrew at Fujitsu

I recommend Andrew very highly. He was always able to deliver quality results, even under the tightest of timescales.”

Alec Hanson, Baystyle Enterprises Limited, worked directly with Andrew at Fujitsu

Andrew was technically very competent and an effective team member in all respects. I would not hesitate to work with Andrew again at any time in the future if the opportunity presented itself.”

Phil Jalland, Director, Silwood Limited: worked directly with Andrew at Fujitsu

During the period I worked with Andrew I found him to be a very thorough, knowledgeable and dedicated person. His approach to work was very detailed and precise. And he demonstrated considerable initiative and drive in his approach to work.”

Preethi Gunasekara, ICL Ltd., worked with Andrew at ICL

I worked with Andrew at ICL on a major project using the Serena toolset. He provided a valuable mentor & helped me gain much experience in the CM Arena plus adapting to working in a large project team. I would recommend him for his leadership & ability to motivate but also to encourage & mentor those with less experience which has set me forward to a successful career in Configuration Management.”

Becky Davis worked directly with Andrew at ICL

Andrew and I worked together on the same team and although at that time I was merely a recent graduate, he was always understanding and willing to share his vast experience in technology. An excellent team player, no doubt.”

Juan Jimenez worked indirectly for Andrew at Fujitsu

I can highly recommend Andrew. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of Configuration Management. He is very professional and always able and willing to help his colleagues. Andrew has been able to help me with technical problems and process issues on several occasions.”

Jan Kirkby worked with Andrew at Fujitsu

I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew as highly experienced and, equally importantly, a consistently professional and reliable performer. As Andrew says, I worked with him for several years and know that since that time he has been continuously engaged as a key figure in IT projects, most of which have found it worthwhile to retain his services well after the original tasks were completed”

Alex Thomas worked directly with Andrew at Fujitsu

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