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Excel Training


I'm Andy Ditchfield, a highly experienced finance professional with over 30 years hands-on experience in Excel modelling and analysis.

I trained and qualified as an accountant, holding senior operational finance positions at major retail and property companies. I’ve spent the last fifteen years at Sapient Corporate Finance, a boutique partnership and leading specialist in pub and leisure retail advisory.


During my time at Sapient I’ve had extensive exposure to Excel’s more advanced features, from designing fully integrated LBO models to developing a site by site database methodology which has largely become the pub industry benchmark for any multi-site M&A process.


Throughout my Finance career I have continually been faced with tight deadlines and found that one of my key strengths is my ability to harness Excel’s power to improve data analysis and drive efficiency.


I’ve been training people in Excel almost as long as I’ve been using it, always working in a collaborative way to share knowledge and best practice. I enjoy continually honing my skills and finding new ways to improve.


I offer a unique blend of senior finance experience and extensive hands-on Excel expertise.

Training Options

Training Options

Courses primarily aimed at experienced Excel users.

I’ve developed a ‘Toolkit’ to enable anyone to turbo charge their skills, save time and improve their productivity.

Initially I have designed 3 Excel training options, though I’m more than happy to discuss your individual business training requirements.

In addition, training is available on ThinkCell, if required.

Additional Information

  • Class sizes from 2 to 6 trainees

  • Use of the company’s own data to help demonstrate the advanced Excel methods, if required

  • Training delivered at either company site or virtual environment, via Zoom or Teams

  • Full course documentation and example files provided

  • Post course email support for 6 months

Course Benefits

  • Time saving for new file build and subsequent maintenance

  • Improved visual presentation

  • Establishment of consistent formatting

  • Adoption of best practice

  • Easier file sharing with colleagues

  • Clearer structure for presentation to senior management

  • Reduced errors via additional checks


Andy has been an outstanding teammate for the last 15 years.  He has exceptional Excel skills and is very innovative in his approach to complicated modelling problems.


He is unparalleled at large database management, transposing databases into profit and loss statements.  During his 15 years, his skills have grown to the point where he is a master of Excel.

I have known Andy for over 20 years either working with him directly or with him acting as an advisor. He’s extremely professional and hard-working and nothing has ever been too much trouble. He has always been keen to find answers “outside the box” and I have been left amazed on numerous occasions at the solution he has presented me with.

I have yet to meet anyone who has a better understanding of Excel and he is adept at constructing complicated, yet flexible, business models that are user-friendly. I thought I was good with Excel but Andy takes it to another level and is my “go to” when I need a little help with an Excel problem!

Peter Hansen

Partner, Sapient Corporate Finance

Glenn Pearson

Former CFO, Admiral Taverns

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