Machine Mart

Machine Mart is Britain’s No.1 specialist tools and equipment superstore. With 53 stores nationwide, a dedicated mail order department and a 24 hour website offering quality branded items at fiercely competitive prices, they offer a wide range of quality tools and equipment.  Detailed information regarding Machine Mart’s products and services may be found at 

Machine Mart’s Financial Controller Vimal Bhimani commented on the training offered by The IT Trainer:

"We have now used The IT Trainer for a number of years and found Andy to be most helpful and accommodating in terms of providing IT based training on a range of packages, including Excel, Word and Outlook.

Unlike previous providers who have simply sold a product and tried to cover the entire spectrum of what a particular package will do, The IT Trainer have invested their time in providing an on site no-obligation fact find to make the training suitable by sitting down with each user and looking at the day to day tasks that they perform.  This has enabled our staff to get the most out of the training and also put into practice what they have learnt more readily.

Another excellent service that they have offered is that they can tailor the training on a one-to-one basis as well as present to a group of users, making the best use of accommodating the needs of the user and meeting the Companies requirements of resource allocation.

Overall this would be a very useful training asset to have within any Company and we will be continuing to use them in future. "

Vimal Bhimani
Financial Controller, Machine Mart Ltd

The Head Office of Machine Mart in Nottingham consists of the Finance, Marketing, Administration and Human Resources Departments.  The IT Trainer performed a Free Training Needs Analysis and then structured a training programme which was specific to each department; this ensured minimum disruption to the working day.  The Machine Mart directors realised the benefits, time and cost savings of their employees’ 1 to 1 training and they in turn requested the training for themselves.

One specific example of time and cost saving following training by The IT Trainer was the training of a senior administrator in the Finance Department via a single 2 hour Microsoft Excel session.

Cost to the company:


Result 1:

A time saving for the employee of ½ a day per week!

Result 2:

On this employee’s salary of £20,000 per annum – a tangible cost saving for Machine Mart of 10% - i.e.£2,000 per annum just for this one employee!

Result 3:

An ongoing annual Return on Investment of 2222.22%!