Consultancy at Berkhamsted

Expert IT consultancy, where tradition inspires.


Application Development 

● Bespoke software development from proof-of-concept to a production-ready application

● Full end-to-end testing and deployment

● Application and report design; wireframing

● Data extraction, cleansing, modelling and analysis

● Consolidation of siloed data, end-user developed applications, spreadsheets and forms

● Data architecture and centralisation – a ‘single source of truth’



● Personalised level of consultancy, from light-touch to full engagement

● Full 360-degree review of current state and delivery of whitepaper proposals

● Staff training in Microsoft Power Platform best practice, troubleshooting, and performance optimisation

● Advice on strategies to optimise your Power Platform investment and maximise business outcomes

● Planning, analysis and requirements gathering


Automation and AI

● Save time and focus on the important aspects of your business by streamlining your workflow processes

● Custom solutions leveraging the power of low-code and no-code tools and AI to automate workflows, processes and tasks across diverse applications and systems

● Seamless integration of applications and data across the entire Microsoft 365 ecosystem and with third-party services and platforms to advance communication and collaboration

Meet our Experts

Prad Samtani

Director of IT Read

Prad Samtani

Director of IT Close

Prad is Director of IT at Berkhamsted Schools Group and the technical architect behind our sector-leading 1:1 device programme.

Working closely with BT, Prad has now successfully deployed a full Windows-based 1:1 device strategy from year 5 through to year 13. Using Microsoft Surface, our digital device provision is seen by industry experts as one of the most inventive and well-thought through 1:1 programmes around.

Carl Pepper

Power Platform Developer Read

Carl Pepper

Power Platform Developer Close

Carl is an established Power Platform Developer (Power Apps; Power BI; Power Automate) specialising in application development and business intelligence, and automation. He has successfully delivered quality business solutions to clients in a wide range of sectors such as education, finance and manufacturing. Such projects have accelerated business decision-making, improved commercial transparency, delivered business process improvements, reduced business risk and enhanced performance.

From refining requirements and identifying where workflow efficiencies can be made, Carl will build bespoke, professional-looking applications (web and mobile) that meet clients’ needs whilst remaining cost-effective. He also has invaluable experience of low-code/no-code development and third-party automation tools, widening software functionality and opportunities beyond the more traditional realms of Microsoft.

In terms of business intelligence and reporting, he is skilled in data modelling and data analysis to deliver professional, transparent dashboards and reports in Power BI that are understandable and easy to use with data security and availability at the forefront.

More generally, Carl is adept at business change and end-to-end project management having successfully delivered extensive projects to numerous educational organisations and multinational companies, as well as helping individuals and SMEs meet their requirements and streamline their business processes.

Laura Knight

Director of Digital Learning Read

Laura Knight

Director of Digital Learning Close

Laura leads on Berkhamsted’s strategy for digital learning and staff training. She’s also responsible for digital wellbeing and online safeguarding.

Laura is passionate about developing innovative and inspirational practice. She runs a staff think tank and is a key player in setting the school’s direction for innovation.  She’s also Chair of ISC Digital – the Independent Schools’ Council committee for digital learning and IT strategy

At Berkhamsted School with a legacy spanning nearly 500 years in education, we are proud to unveil our innovative consultancy services. Leveraging the collective skills and knowledge of our seasoned team, we provide comprehensive support across a range of areas. From curriculum design and educational technology integration to strategic planning and leadership development, our consultancy goes beyond traditional boundaries. Embrace the future of education with tailored solutions, where our expertise becomes your competitive advantage.

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