Expert Uk was founded in 2007 by Martin Hammer who wanted to
make a real difference in the world of small
word from the founder
university and working as an analyst programmer for 4 years,
and then as a “resident IT expert” for a small company, I soon
realised what a difference I could make to a small
are unaware of what their own computers can actually do for
them, also companies that advise you are often biased and want
to sell you something, either the latest gadget or the latest
flavours of software that is churned out that the makers expect
people to keep buying over and over again.
One of the
things we offer is advice on how to use what you already have
to better use, also to cheaply improve current systems and
make better use of human resources as well as IT
have found that in offices everywhere people are wasting their
time doing mundane tasks that could be easily
A company I
worked for had quotation forms made from excel documents.
These were photocopied and stuck onto packs that were handed
around the factory telling people what to do for each order.
Unfortunately no records were kept so that when the MD
wanted to know what quotations he gave to any particular
company, the staff in the office had to go through boxes
manually looking for them. All the documentation they
used for all their orders involved manually filling in
To address this
I installed a cheap windows server running windows server
2003, set up an SQL server database where the staff could type
in the relevant details into a VB.net front end. These forms
could then be created using VBA macros using the original
quotation forms to recreate the original manual system
The staff could
now amend forms on the computer and print them out
professionally, with no more manually writing on anything.
Now if they want to know what quotations were given to a
customer they could just use part of the name to access all
the relevant quotations on the computer.
I also set up a
process to load all the existing quotations (From spreadsheets
that were in a very variable format) onto the Sql server
database automatically so that no keying of any data was
This gives you
some sort of idea of the things I have done in the past.
I have also
worked for a large multi national company where along with a
team of four Analyst programmers, we wrote and maintained ALL
the systems of the company. (The Company was Transworld
Publishers LTD). The yearly cost of employing this team was
more than £250,000 pa; this was for only 5 people in total.
From this you can see that the sort of expertize you get from
us would normally be the type of service only very large
companies can afford, however through us you get this sort of
expertise at extremely reasonable rates, thus allowing you to
achieve an edge over your competition.
I have always
been interested in PC’s and Networking and have always prided
myself on being able to make something happen that no one has
ever done before, and succeeding where other people have
A small example
of this was a system I designed for Transworld Publishers:
We had a PC we
used to process returns the original system worked as
ISBN’s were just scanned and were stored in a single
Every day one of us had to go and get a disk and
collect this file for storage purposes*
* Predecessors had failed to automate this
When I arrived,
I set up dos drivers for the network and installed a router in
a local office then ran a cable to the computer.
I then wrote
software that would automatically connect to the server and
copy the data onto it. This data was then processed by
utilities I designed and wrote for this task. I also put
a system in place to update a returns database (Which I also
designed and created).
Now I employ a
small team of professionals that are like me, experts in their
field. We work together to provide affordable services for the
small business sector
company motto is: “Nothing is impossible, it's just a matter
of effort and time”