Needlestack provides a full range of business consulting services in the following areas:
- Business Analysis
- Technology Implementation
- Project Management
We learn something new on every project we are involved with and have built a rich and varied library of knowledge that helps us deliver even more for our clients in the future.
Many of these services are delivered confidentially therefore recommendations are available on request.
What people say about us
Stuart was with us for two days as my team of recruiters went live on RDB and made the process much less stressful! The ‘out the box’ RDB is good, but I’d say it’s absolutely essential you have Stuart in the office to streamline the process. He makes some essential changes right off the bat which I imagine wouldn’t otherwise be thought of, especially by a bunch of recruiters who’re busy recruiting and just use what they’re given.
Stuart wasn’t only informative and professional, he was also a good crack which makes it easier for the younger, more energetic recruiters remain engaged! Two days of training on a new system certainly tests their concentration skills and ability to listen. Everyone warmed to Stuart quickly which made it all a whole lot easier.
Thank you, Stuart. You were genuinely invaluable!!
When we made the decision to move to RDB, Stuart worked with our project team providing support and guidance. This was a massive change for our business and Stuart was always professional and helpful no matter what we threw at him. He worked on our data migration, produced numerous video guides, rolled out training for our staff and was always on hand with operational advice. Thank you to Stuart for his work in the successful implementation of RDB.
Stuart has recently supported Enterprise as project manager on our RDB database project. This is one of the biggest changes to our operational model in recent years and so a successful implementation was critical. Without Stuart’s support throughout the project and his technical knowledge we would have struggled to deliver the result we have to the business
Stuart is incredibly professional in all his business dealings but also has a great personality and an easy way about him which hugely assisted both myself and the team when we were having to action some fairly challenging processes and timelines. Stuart came out from sunny Scotland to train our staff and we were similarly impressed with his ability to engage the wider team in the change process.
We have enjoyed our working relationship and will be continuing to use him.
Stuart initially assisted us in our migration to RDB ProNet at the end of last year. His assistance with this helped us streamline the overall migration process significantly reducing the costs to our business, but also helped us address other numerous issues such as removing redundant data.
Following the migration process Stuart joined us again at Go-Live for a couple of days onsite training, however it was much more than this. We are a small close team with a broad spectrum of ability when it comes to IT. Stuart’s relaxed yet knowledgeable approached to helping the team both understand the importance of utilising the new CRM system, as well as reinforcing the training provided by FirstChoice on how to use the software definitely accelerated the process of us all getting to grips with a new way of doing things. Stuart also helped us tailor the product to our specific needs showing a good understanding of our specific business requirements paired with his extensive background in recruitment and software.
I would highly recommend Stuart to anyone migrating to RDB, he can provide you with as much assistance as you require, which will ultimately save you time and money. Stuart also offers, on-going assistance for the specification and implementation of future projects, which I am sure we will be making use of in the future.
Thank you for your support Stuart and speak soon.
Stuart worked with our small team of recruiters providing much needed practical support and guidance both on a technical level and as users of RDB ProNet. His bespoke training and coaching enabled users to improve their productivity and effectiveness
Stuart set up and trained our team on RDB from First Choice.
His service was excellent. His deep knowledge of the system and the challenges faced by recruiters having been one himself has given us a big leg up transitioning to the new system. Stuart will be working with us again for sure.
Stuart ran a very successful data migration process and subsequent configuration for us. He quickly built strong relationships with our team and his expert subject knowledge enabled us to utilise RDB ProNet effectively, having a direct positive financial impact on our business.
Stuart provided some RDB consultancy services for Quantum, our database had grown out of control and was proving difficult to manage and utilise effectively.
He spent a number of days analysing and making recommendations and suggestions on how we should be using the system to it’s optimum. We pretty much took on board all of his recommendations as they made perfect sense, as a result the database was seen as an asset to our organisation and utilised much more effectively. I would use his services again if the need ever arose.
I have worked with Stuart for a short period of time at Frontier International (UK) Limited, although I have worked with him previously. In all the time I have known Stuart I have found him to be a true professional who has a wealth of knowledge and understanding in his field of expertise. He builds strong business relationships by utilising these combined skills. He is a truly inspirational manager and I wish him every success in his new venture.
Stuart in my opinion is a fantastic Operations Manager, having personally benefited from his knowledge and guidance. He brings character and enthusiasm to our office and would make a positive impact where ever he goes.
Stuart and I worked together for a year or so in what might be best described as “challenging circumstances”. In spite of the environment Stuart kept up a prodigious work rate and achieved notable successes by delivering on tough projects. Above all he kept not only his sense of humour but also his sense of purpose which has served him very well.
I had the pleasure to work first hand with Stuart as a Business Partner. Stuart was extremely professional and knowleagable about the Recruitment industry as a whole, both as a Head Hunter, recruiter and trainer of software along with being diverse enought to devise his own bespoke systems.
Stuart showed obvious professionalism in dealing with confidential information and being a very trustworthy business partner. Since then Stuart has been helpful in advising on some very tricky situations within my current role and his advice has always borne fruit.
One business partner I don’t want to lose touch with.
Having used RDB pro for some 10 years we made the decision to finally upgrade to the latest RDB pro net with some trepidation. How glad were we though to have been introduced to Stuart Bentley, not only to help manage the project and define the spec of the data migration but to be on site when the software went live to floor walk amongst the consultants dealing with all the issues and training needs. We engaged Stuart for 3 days work prior to migration and 3 days post go live, Stuarts delivery was exactly what we were expecting and his help and knowledge around ProNet was invaluable. Most of the work prior to migration involved the creation and definition of the migration spec. The rest of the 3 days involved providing Stuart with all of our templates, contracts and documentation to integrate into ProNet making full use of the software functionality.
Stuart has implemented RDB in numerous companies over the years that I have known him, with great success. Stuart was FCS’s first commercial customer way way back in 1996 so his history with RDB and First Choice Software is longer than most of our staff. I’d highly recommend Stuart to any company that wanted to sharpen up the systems and practices regardless of whether they have ProNet or not. Obviously it’s better to give the man the right tools for the job (RDB) but almost any business can be improved and Stuarts eye for the detail and the obvious that has been missed is second to none. Top bloke – your money will be well spent.
Stuart was recommended to us by First Choice Software to assist with a Data Migration to RDB Pro. Despite being very busy Stuart made the time to speak with us on the phone and then fly down to spend a day with us to understand our requirements. Stuart then provided FCS with a copy of the data we required within 48 hours, in a format suited to the new system. All in all he saved us a lot of time and potential trial and error mistakes. I would recommed his services should you need someone to assist with streamlining the Data migration process.
During a recent migration to a new CRM provider, our new provider recommended the services of Stuart Bentley to assist in the complicated process of migrating 40+ users and significant data to our new CRM. Stuart was invaluable in assisting us to scope, migrate and implement the new CRM on time and within budget. Stuart has an encyclopedic knowledge of RDB and a logical approach to translating our processes and systems so that they were easily accommodated by the new CRM. We also utilised Stuarts expertise in formulating and delivering a highly bespoke introductory training program, where he trained all of our staff on the key things they needed to be able to use the new CRM. I would highly recommend Stuart to anyone migrating to RDB as an essential part of the migration process. He will save you time, money and possibly your sanity!
WRS have been using RDB since 2008, we realised that we were not using it to it’s full capability and not getting the results expected. Stuart was recommended to us by First Choice Software. Stuart assessed our current usage and questioned what we wanted from RDB, he was then able to customize RDB to our needs. Once all the changes were made Stuart then trained over 50 of our employees on how to use RDB to it’s full potential. We are already feeling the positive impact and will continue to use Stuarts services in a training and development capacity.
Stuart was introduced to MPI Ltd by First Choice Software, for me he has been the vital link between what the software can do and what I actually want it to do in order to best benefit our business in the long-term. This project has taken a year to come to fruition and Stuart has been incredibly supportive (and patient) with us! I highly recommend his ‘go live’ support on any project too, invaluable to ensure a smooth transition.
Stuart has been a breath of fresh air for me. I have spoken to a significant number of suppliers from various backgrounds since setting up HRS and one thing Stuart has always demonstrated is the ability to care about my business, my consultants and I. With his background in engineering, recruitment, software and people made Stuart the perfect person to help optimise the way we use our systems. His knowledge of RDB and their products was second to none and I am already seeing great value in his support with my business in just the first few days.
Engaging Stuart is like having your own in-house RDB expert for the duration. He immediately identified how we could instantly enhance the database and provided excellent insight into using all the RDB features to best effect in gaining new business. He was an absolute joy to work with – understanding quickly and easily what we were trying to achieve and making it happen. High value consultancy with instant results. We will be collaborating again.