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I have attended numerous Excel courses over the years resulting in a limited increase in my Excel abilities. I recently attended the Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel course presented by Danielle Stein Fairhust, plumsolutions. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found that Excel now makes sense, even though I’m not the sharpest tool in the box when writing nested formulas. I especially liked the information and discussion on forecasting. I can see that I will be using this function a great deal in my current role.

Sydney, March 2011

Acting Head, Higher Education

Well organised workshop! I will be looking forward for any other workshops or events and the presenter was brilliant!

Advanced Financial Modelling in Excel, Kuala Lumpur, November 2015

Finance Industry

The workshop helped a lot to better understand financial models and to make them work easily.

Certificate in Financial Modelling using Excel, Dubai, April 2017


The consultant has a rare combination of expertise, understanding and skill in delivering programmes tailored around advanced business modelling and analysis techniques. I had the recent pleasure of attending a two day course run by a Plum Solutions Consultant; which took what I understood as "reasonably advanced" on-the-job learning to an impressively higher capability.

Collaborative Business Leader, Construction

I really liked the updates on new features and little tips in using Excel. The presenter has a really good knowledge of Excel.

Data Analysis and Dashboard Reporting in Excel, Melbourne, June 2015

Executive Officer, Superannuation

I think the course format was easy to follow and I really liked the fact that I could dip in and out when I wanted to. 

I think the change of scenes was particularly effective as it gave some added variety. I found the presenter to be really good and thorough.

Online Financial Modelling in Excel Package, May 2015

Senior Agricultural Economist, Management Consulting

The presenter is an experienced financial modeller, she has the knowledge of both finance and Excel and is capable to explain very well and provide an enjoyable atmosphere in her courses.

Financial Modelling Using Excel, Dubai, November 2014

Financial Controller, Accounting

This is an excellent Financial Modelling class, in which I have learnt to improve my financial presentations and work. I will encourage my financial staff to attend this course. The instructor is excellent. Singapore, July 2012

Executive Director, Construction Industry, Singapore

The presenter knows Excel and Financial Modelling very well.

Financial Reporting for Executive Assistants, Dubai, January 2015

Finance Industry

The presenter was very friendly, patient and was able to explain all the practical and theoretical work in a way that was very easy to understand. She was able to challenge those who were a bit more advanced.

The presenter had great knowledge and delivered a very high quality presentation.

Thank you!

Marketing Department, Manufacturing

I really liked the section about using formulas in different scenarios.

Data Analysis and Dashboard Reporting in Excel (In-house Workshop), Melbourne, August 2016

Healthcare Industry

The course was well-paced, and suited to the participants needs.  The course material was excellent.

In-house course, Sydney, Sept 2011

Executive Assistant, Government Agency

The presenter provided a practically based financial modelling course covering good design techniques and demonstrating solutions to modelling issues by interactive examples. This is a key feature of the course as the participants have the ability to practice techniques by working through each modelling challenge to reinforce learned approaches. The course material provides the opportunity to continue practicing and learning after the course. Overall, a well structured course providing the participant with a knowledge base to assist in creating well designed financial models.

Group Financial Controller, Mining & Metals

This workshop will definitely help in my role where I will start implementing a BPC module (implemented to scenarios).

Financial Modelling using Excel, Dubai, November 2014

Finance Industry

This financial modelling course provides an in depth and interactive platform from which all attendees will walk away having enhanced, to a greater or lesser degree, their model building skills.

Perth, March 2011

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Commercial Manager, Chemicals

"I really enjoyed the course.  It gave me a much needed confidence boost to see that my skills were still fine!  It was good to hear about putting a model together in a good way and has really motivated me to work with the ones I have inherited to improve them going forward."

Sharon Flannery, Business Analyst, CS Energy, Brisbane

It was an excellent course for a beginner.

7 Days of Financial Modelling in Excel, March 2016


I felt there were a lot of valuable tools, tips, formulas and processes; which will prove very useful in the future.

Financial Modelling in Excel, Melbourne, May 2012

Relationship Manager, Banking

I recently attended the Budgeting and Forecasting in Excel course presented by Danielle Stein Fairhust, Plum Solutions. I found the course to be thoroughly enriching especially with the formulas. I also liked the information and discussion on forecasting. I can see that I will be using this function a great deal in future roles.

Sydney, March 2011

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Academic Recruitment Search Specialist, Higher Education

The course was very interactive, we were able to ask questions, and I like the free flowing looser class structure.

Advanced Financial Modelling in Excel (in-house course), Sydney, November 2012

Senior Manufacturing Accountant, Food Manufacturing

Very easy to understand, another great course!

Data Analysis and Dashboard Reporting in Excel, Brisbane, May 2014

Senior Dealer Parts Management Analyst, Machinery Industry

We covered a lot of material in a short period of time with a lots of good, practical examples.

Sydney, February 2012

Finance Manager, Transportation Industry

For a seven day online course, it felt like I was at a face to face course instead. At the very first day, I realise that I was weak at financial modelling. These few tips actually helped shape my understanding of how to be better a financial modeller and better at presenting my work. Thanks a lot for your help.

7 Days of Financial Modelling in Excel, March 2016

Jerusha Curden

"The trainer ... ensures that you understand the subject under discussion, the related best and bad practices and uses live exercises so that practical experience is obtained."

Dubai, UAE, February 2013

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Senior Manager, Financial Services, Saudi Arabia

The workshop really opened my eyes as to what else is out there!  The presenter is very knowledgable and engaging.

Data Analysis and Power Pivot, Brisbane, June 2015

Principal Business Manager, Construction