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.
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.
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
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
1 day course designed as a tour incorporating some of the often neglected basics of Excel through to the more advanced aspects of analysis
Pick 'N' Mix
Bespoke in depth guide through aspects of the ‘Toolkit’ that you feel most appropriate for your business needs – you decide!
One to One
Ascertaining individual requirements to enable a bespoke delivery aimed at improving your productivity and enhancing current Excel outputs
Extremely powerful presentational support tool utilising both Excel and PowerPoint. It's used by the over 850k business professionals including the majority of top consulting firms and a large percentage of UK blue chip companies
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!
Partner, Sapient Corporate Finance
Former CFO, Admiral Taverns