Grant Taute

Project Manager, Brightstar Corp

March 20, 2014

“It was a pleasure working with Nick, he has a very good sense of humor and is a true team player. He executes his duties in a very professional and efficient manner. Nick has consistently exceeded delivery on tasks assigned, I would recommend Nick for any SQL design, build or run role.”


Abdul Khan

Senior Software Developer, Brightstar Corp

April 21, 2014

“It was real pleasure working with Nick closely. He's such a skilful and technically sound as a SQL Consultant. He's excellent proficiency in database design, SSIS, SSRS, SQL Reporting, database optimization and DBA. He's quick solutions provider and excellent analytical skills. I got opportunity to work very closely with him and learnt lot from him. He's great team player and great sense of humour. I'd recommend him and would work with him again.”


Kautilya Shukla

Lead Developer, Brightstar Corp

March 26, 2014

“I am pleased to work with Nick. He is a consistent performer and technically sound SQL consultant. I found him excellent in Database Design, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS and Performance tuning. His professionalism, time management and dedication towards work is very commendable. Together with this he is a very cheerful team-mate.”


Jonathan Price

Director, Brightstar Corp

July 23, 2014

“Nick is a very thorough and knowledgeable SQL guy. Would not hesitate to work with him again.”


Alaric Bellingham

Systems and Operations Manager, Brightstar Corp

July 05, 2014

“Nick, a technical star, was driven to get the job done without losing quality along the way. Thanks Nick.”


Linda Roberts

Programme Office Manager/Project Manager, The Share Centre

April 16, 2013

“I worked with Nick on a project that I managed which delivered a fund accounting/administration solution. I found Nick to be a knowledgable and effective SQL Server consultant and a good team player. He provided the SQL configuration and application expertise on this complex project and was always happy to positively challenge his peers where he felt improvements could be gained. On completion of the project, I was pleased we were able to retain Nick to provide SQL expertise on a number of smaller initiatives.”


Ed Little

Infrastructure Support Analyst, The Share Centre

April 1, 2013

“I had the pleasure of working alongside Nick on several projects at The Share Centre. I always found Nick helpful and friendly, and his knowledge on SQL is literally second to none. As well as being an expert on his subject matter, Nick was involved in implementing other systems at short notice – which he did efficiently and professionally. Nick is also a very likeable person and is a great team player.”


Shibu Paul

Environment & SOA Integration Manager, Michael Page International

March 20, 2012

“Nick is a very capable and professional SQL DBA. I have worked with Nick for various SQL Server related work packages and have always been impressed with this professionalism, approach, attention to detail, and time management. In addition to being a SQL guru, he is also very cheerful and a good person to have in the team. I would happily recommend Nick to anyone who wishes to employ him, and hope to work with him again in future.”


Leighton Sheppard

Global DBA & Applications Manager, Michael Page International

February 19, 2012

“Over the last 18 months Nick has demonstrated his in-depth technical knowledge and attention to detail to solve a variety of challenges he was tasked with. Nick’s ideas, skills and wealth of experience make him an excellent DBA. Nick is a valuable addition to any organisation fortunate enough to have him on board and would gladly work again with him in the future.”


Christopher Barlow

Infrastructure Engineer, Michael Page International

February 7, 2012

“I had the pleasure of working alongside Nick in the Integration team for over 18 months. In that time he consistently demonstrated a pride and attention to detail in his work which earned him respect around the office. He is a team player who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table in SQL and Reporting Services, and will be a great asset to anyone lucky enough to have him on board.”


Rob Lowe

Managing Director, Agilean Management Limited

March 21, 2011

“I used Nick to review a SQL environment to troubleshoot performance issues on a very high profile system. Within the day Nick had profiled the system and had a clear plan on what needed doing. His technical knowledge was first class and the improvements gained instant performance results. Would not hesitate to recommend Nick and SQL Advice Limited.”


Trevor Coward

Senior Database Adminstrator/Data Architect, QBE

February 10, 2010

“I had the pleasure of knowing Nick for a year, working in the same project team. He was a fantastic person to work with. Although extremely technically minded Nick has the ability to communicate with simple, friendly language with a great sense of humour. His ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding made him an outstanding DBA. No matter how complex the problem, he always came up with an elegant solution.”


Paul Roberts

Infrastructure Team Lead, QBE

February 3, 2010

“Nick was a key member of my team, working as a Senior Database Administrator (DBA). Nick was successful in the design and implementation of many key Infrastructure projects. Nick was the lead Senior DBA on the implementation of PolyServe, where he demonstrated that he was able to quickly adapt to new technologies with a strong focus on quality. As well as possessing excellent SQL Server skills, Nick was a very effective team player with strong communication skills. I am confident that Nick would be a valuable addition to any organisation and would gladly work with him again in the future.”


Phil Bienkowski

Senior Project Manager, Dun & Bradstreet

March 10, 2010

“Nick worked with me for over 5 years between 1993 and 1998 and quickly became a very valuable and influential member of the team. He had a keen awareness of performance and tuning in both Sybase and MS SqlServer and picked up new technologies very quickly. In the role Nick had, he was required to liaise with both technology and business teams and was particularly good at explaining complex technical issues in non technical jargon. He has a great ability to identify hidden pitfalls that would have been missed by others and the aptitude to design flexible solutions that accommodate significant increases in functionality, effectively future proofing his designs.”