About us

Burningsuit Ltd are a highly regarded, well established and trusted provider of industry leading training courses, specialising in Microsoft Power BI, Excel and PowerPivot.

Our training courses cover all aspects of Microsoft’s Power BI service, as well as relevant integrations such as Excel and how best to implement these features within your business.

Public and private courses

We offer a wide variety of regular public courses that are available to anyone who would like to expand their knowledge of Microsoft Power BI. We are also able to offer private courses that are tailored specifically to your business requirements. We provide all of the necessary equipment, such as laptops and software, for your training course, meaning all you have to do turn up and be ready to learn!

Fully qualified staff

All of our courses are run by fully qualified training experts who have a practical knowledge of Microsoft and their products. We partner closely with Microsoft, and receive advance information on updates and enhancements, allowing us to run courses that are at the cutting edge of Power BI and are fresh, constantly up-to-date and relevant.

If you would like to find out more about our courses and when they are running, get in touch with us and speak to one of our experienced staff members who would be happy to help you.

Meet the Team


Stuart is the owner and main trainer behind Burningsuit Ltd; he is a member of the Learning and Performance Institute and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

He delivers training for Burningsuit specialising in Microsoft Power BI Service, SharePoint and Office 365, but can train on most Microsoft applications and a number of esoteric subjects such as Ubuntu Linux and Python Programming.

Stuart began working in Information Technology when Computers were bigger than your living room but had less power than your mobile phone. He has progressed through most of the jobs you can do in IT, from Operator to Programmer, Systems Analyst, Manager and Technical Director. He managed a group of 50 programmers at the American computing giant Unisys but left to save his home county of Sussex from the ravages of the year 2000 bug.

He started Burningsuit in August 2000 to provide help for organisations who wanted to make the best use of IT in their business. His combination of both practical business and technology skills has meant Burningsuit are a leading training provider for bespoke IT courses.

As one of his clients was kind enough to put it:- “The combination of understanding both of business and how IT relates to business is rare; having both, and using it to client advantage, is worth loads.”




Alison joined Burningsuit in February 2001. Previously employed as a senior trainer with a major training company, she has over 30 years’ experience of IT training, 20 of which have been in Microsoft Applications.

Alison is a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, an Institute Certified Training Professional and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. She also holds the Training Foundation's TAP Accreditation in Training Delivery Skills.

Having previously trained extensively in Excel PowerPivot and DAX (Data Analysis Expressions), the transition into Microsoft Power BI training five years ago was a logical step to make for Alison. Although still delivering training in Excel, her specialist areas are Power BI Desktop and DAX and she also works as a data analysis consultant in these systems.