Freelance clients

Stuart carried out a complete revamp of our website, making it more dynamic, easier to use and increasing the content. This helped to improve the profile of the business and contributed to an increase in our customer base. In addition he led an internal review of our management processes and IT systems, including the provision of laptops and training to our service engineers. Stuart’s capabilities are such that he provides a business systems support service, not just an IT/web support service. His expertise is very much in the application of IT to improve business performance.

– Darrel Evans (engineering company director)

Stuart is a consumate professional – a good communicator who makes it look easy when often it’s not. He anticipates needs before things become urgent. He’s approachable and accessible, reassuring and reliable, worth his weight in gold. Everyone needs a Stuart Hardy!

– Joy Okoye (barrister, mediator, arbitrator)

Having known Stuart as a work colleague for more than 15 years, I knew that his thoroughness and attention to detail would be applied to the design and creation of our website. The design was his creation and he needed very little input from us to complete the site with the features we wanted. We would highly recommend Stuart.

– Shirley Booth (rental property owner)

I’m sending this to record my thanks and the Society’s appreciation for all the professionalism you have demonstrated and hard work in creating our new website. Through your knowledge and understanding of website technology together with extreme patience we now have a far more exciting website which also offers the chance of future development.

– Graham Scrivener (horticultural society committee member)

As a freelance professional I have come to consider Stuart as a sort of personal IT department. A position often over-looked but utterly vital to the effective management of day to day business. Not only can he quickly and calmly deal with a wide range of technical issues but his ongoing advice and opinions – from the latest software to directing traffic to your website – are paramount. I would confidently recommend him to anyone.

– Jenny Hardcore (photographer)

I much appreciated Stuart’s knowledgeable advice, willingness to explain technical details to a distracted technophobe and patience with pernickety requirements. His expert services will be a boon to any freelancer or small business lacking expertise on web and IT issues. I hope that, as my business develops, this working relationship will be an ongoing one.

– Jean Morris (self-employed translator and editor)

Former employers & colleagues

I have worked directly with Stuart since 1994 and during that period he has consistently performed at the highest level. [He] has developed personal leadership skills that are reflected in his ability to organise and prioritise the demands of a progressive, service oriented business. He has a dynamic and flexible approach that will ensure that he will make a valuable contribution to any organisation.

– IT Director (excerpt from reference provided in 2006)

I have built up the highest regard for Stuart’s abilities.  He has excellent technical knowledge… wide ranging personnel skills and very high levels of integrity and accountability. Given any opportunities in the future I would re-employ Stuart once again without hesitation. I expect him to quickly establish himself as a valuable asset to any organisation he chooses to join.

– Senior IT Director (excerpt from reference provided in 2006)

“Stuart was a level-headed manager whose ability to focus his team’s efforts in the right direction was a great asset to the company. His stress on detail oriented, quality work was refreshing as it motivated employees to ensure they were providing top notch services to the company.”

– Senior Network Engineer (recommendation from 2008)

Whilst I worked with Stuart I found him to be highly competent in his field as well as approachable and comprehensible for a lay person! Now I discover that he is self employed, I am able to say that if ever the need arises for his services, I would have no hesitation about engaging him.

– Solicitor (recommendation from 2008)