Soft Skills Training for Data Analysts

Unique development workshops for analysts designed and delivered by experienced analysts.
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What we do

When you attend a Demarq Academy data analytics course, you’re not only gaining a few days’ training. You’re gaining life-long soft skills.

People skills. Confidence. Confidence, that you can become indispensable to your customers. Confidence that you’ll be giving yourself the edge: the best chance of progressing your career. Because being technically brilliant alone isn’t good enough anymore. If you want to improve your output and get ahead, you need to know how to apply your knowledge. Tap your potential. Impact the businesses you work for. Influence your customers. Raise your profile. Feel valued. Become an asset. Now those are things really worth understanding. Get ahead. Think Demarq Academy.

What we do

Tailor-made: Customised for your team

Do you have a specific training requirement for your team? We design and deliver bespoke packages to suit your individual needs and budget.

Analytical Effectiveness: Foundation I

Do you need to improve the service you provide to your stakeholders? This workshop provides key standards of analytical service delivery to help improve both productivity and impact.

Analytical Effectiveness: Foundation II

Are you now liaising with key decision makers and stakeholders? This workshop will help you to apply advanced thinking to elevate your service standards and influence around your organisation.

Analytical Leadership and Management

Do you supervise or lead an analytical team? This workshop will provide some key tools and techniques for effectively leading and managing a progressive analysis unit.


To chat through any of the workshop specifics with one of our experts, please call 0161 817 8037 or email


Foundation I – April 16th-19th in Manchester

Foundation II (Part 1) – March 14th & 15th in Manchester

Foundation II (Part 2) – April 25th & 26th in Manchester

Why us

With a Demarq Academy workshop, you get something better than simply learning good analytical practice.

That’s because our courses are designed and delivered by experts with 25 years client-side experience. We’re a team of analysts training analysts and we believe that makes us unique. Best placed to give you all the soft skills and know-how you’ll need to become an effective analyst. Employers are after data scientists with soft skills, not just a technical qualification. If you work in; data analytics, insight analytics, BI or MI analytics you’ll leave us with the power to communicate effectively and solve the issues holding your company back. Become the key decision-making heart of the company with Demarq.

Interactive, engaging sessions relevant to the data scientist community.

Practical case study examples focusing on analytical related challenges.

Small group sizes (usually fewer than 10), so you get more out of it.

Public or tailor-made workshops throughout the UK – cost effective solutions to fit your requirements.


What our delegates told us

“Really good, very relevant!”

“Really good, very relevant! Have not seen anything else out there similar which is specifically geared towards analysis.”


“Fantastic, really important concepts presented in a memorable and adaptable (to real life situations) way! Thank you.”


“The Losing Heads exercise was very good and highlighted how mistakes are easily made.”

“Incredible training”

“Thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn’t recommend it any higher, incredibly positive”

Meet the team

Demarq’s Specialists

Steve Hulmes

Steve Hulmes
Head of Academy

Steve is the engine of Demarq’s Training Academy and trails an auspicious 25 year track record in the analytics industry. In 2006, after many years managing analytical teams for various organizations, Steve set up and successfully ran his own company, Sophic, a training company for developing the skills of data analysts. He joined Demarq earlier this year as arguably one of the most experienced analytical trainers in the country.

Andy Mills

Andy Mills
Head of Analytics

Andy is a highly experienced customer analytics professional and champion of Demarq’s Training Academy. He prides himself on delivering results through people. He’s managed teams, coached individuals, engaged in performance and stakeholder management, and holds firm to the philosophy that (in a world where technology seems to reign supreme), people are huge assets and deliver value. Andy has 25 years client side experience in the financial services industry. He was head of Analytics at Swinton Insurance for many years and also worked at Marks and Spencer Money, Egg and The Co-operative Insurance Society, before bringing his technical and consultative deftness to Demarq.

Previous workshop clients

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