In 1995 Chris Page and his wife Ann founded a company called Bytesize Services Ltd, in order to provide first class training in Microsoft Office within Shropshire, Cheshire and the Welsh Borders. Although originally called Bytesize Services, the name of the company was changed in 2003 to Page Communication Ltd to reflect an expansion of training into public speaking, communication and presentation skills. In 2005 the company was awarded the West Midland IT Association’s Quality Mark. In 2007 it won the UK IT Association’s Quality Mark in recognition of both the training and software development work. In 2008 the company became a select supplier for Business Link as it was known then. This lasted until Business Link’s demise following Government re-organisation in 2010. The business continued successfully over the years but Chris and Ann kept the company small with just themselves as employees to retain the personal touch when dealing with their clients.
Every training course is written personally by Chris Page to ensure that you get attention to detail and professional, personal service. Not content with just creating the training courses, he delivers these courses throughout Shropshire using up to six training computers. This means that he can set up a training room at your premises. Another option is that he sets up in a nearby conference facility for you to train off-site. Whatever option you choose you can be assured that the Microsoft Office training is second-to-none. He teaches real-world skills so you can perform your work effectively and efficiently.
He has also created some unique soft-skills courses based around his proven presentation and training techniques. These courses help people to develop confidence and skills for use when speaking in public. The courses can also improve their communication skills when dealing with other people. Public speaking, communication and presentation skills are vital to the success of any company or individual and our workshops have been very successful and many companies in Shropshire have seen a positive effect on their business as a result of doing these courses.
In addition to the training he is also a software developer creating databases and automating Microsoft Office for our customers. My software services range from small jobs such as creating automated invoices based around Microsoft Excel, through to large database projects used to managing the carers and clients of a domiciliary company.
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As a Trainer and Developer I am a specialist in databases and Microsoft Office products. I hold an Honours Degree from the Open University. I served in the Royal Air Force for 18-years retiring in 1995 after a successful career which included managing the high-intensity Emergency Distress and Diversion Cell at the London Air Traffic Control Centre and also commanding my own ATC Unit in Scotland. After qualifying on the Ground Instruction Technique course I became an Instructor at the Air Traffic Control Training School. From there I moved in to programming and became the Project Manager for a PC-based air traffic training tool, and IT support officer for users at RAF Shawbury. My work has taken me further afield including London, Europe and North America. I specialise in a wide range and versions of Microsoft Office applications. I also work in programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Visual Basic.
I play golf (badly), and I also enjoy walking, sailing, amateur dramatics and playing the drums. I am a life member of the RAF Theatrical Association and use the instruction skills from the RAF and my stage skills from many years of being on stage in my presentation skills workshops.
Ann is my wife and she deals with the phone, email enquiries and initial client requests.