Harvey and Brockless – working alongside JPL for training needs

Harvey and Brockless – Excel training from JPL

Harvey and Brockless was founded around 1970 when Frank Day (the step grandfather ofHarvey and Brockless Car Sales Director, Simon Yorke) bought a Cheese Wholesalers from a Mr Harvey & Mr Brockless in Hailsham, Sussex and it has since gone from strength to strength. They are a producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe.

They supply daily to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops to restaurants and food manufacturers. They are known for their expertise in the dairy sector, as well as expertise in a diverse range of fine foods.


How we help Harvey and Brockless

Harvey and Brockless cheese roomJPL IT Training Limited have been working closely with Harvey and Brockless (formerly Cheese Cellar) for several years now in developing their staff’s knowledge of MS Office applications.

We have usually run group based training on site in Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook followed by a series of “surgery” sessions where John goes on site and spend a couple of hours with staff working on their own data and jointly resolving their own issues. This has concentrated their skills in each function particularly in Excel.

Harvey and Brockless are great fans of VLOOKUPs in Excel and therefore this has also been a favourite stamping ground for them with John.


Quote from Miriam Gorman, Depot Business Improvement Manager

“We have worked with John for a number of years now in group environments from basic to masterclass levels, and in 121 sessions tailored around our specific requirements. We’ve seen in this time, our staff grow in confidence and ability through John’s tuition, which has in turn benefitted our company and our staffs’ own development.”


Some comments from attendees on a course JPL:

Harvey and Brockless training room

“Best part of the course: navigation review”.

“Best part of the course: clear explanation, quick steps”.

“Best part of the course: saving text from emails”.

“Best part of the course: hands on learning with laptop”.

“Excellent, nice presentation. Best part of the course: All of it”.



To learn more about the Excel training courses we carried out for Harvey and Brockless, view our Excel agendas here.