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Mike Thomas

IT Trainer and Business Solutions Developer

Helping to Make Your Tech Work for You

Hello. Welcome. Let me briefly introduce myself.

My name is Mike Thomas. I live in Manchester, UK and I work in and have a passion for tech. I have 30+ years experience of working in IT Training, designing and delivering training to businesses and individuals. My areas of focus include Microsoft Office and Power BI. I also have a wealth of experience with Apple Mac and iOS.

In addition to training, I design and develop MS Office based automated solution (using VBA – the automation/programming language built into all the Office apps)

In January 2024 I became a Microsoft MVP in Excel. The MVP program is a Microsoft-run initiative which it stands for Most Valuable Professional. It’s purpose is to recognize exceptional community leaders for their technical expertise, leadership, speaking experience, online influence, and commitment to solving real world problems.

I set this website up in 2008 as a knowledge-sharing blog.Although haven’t posted anything since January 2019, rather than remove all the posts I decided to leave them as published because a) a lot of the content is still relevant and b) for those older out-of-date posts, it’s like a trip down memory lane. You can access the posts via the Blog option on the menu.

These days my focus is Excel and to that end you will find tips, tricks and tutorials at The Excel Trainer ( and on my YouTube Channel –