Case study

Helping a software developer improve his efficiency

Robert Foryński is owner of Promedia Design. He participated in the STEM programme to help improve his analytical and business skills. Since completing the course, Robert has not only advanced his skills, but is far more efficient as a result.

An opportunity to connect with like-minded people

Robert Foryński set up Promedia Design whilst studying Computer Science at the University of Derby. The business specialises in online marketing and corporate identity, providing software development services such as web design, online shops, and app creation.

It was while Robert was studying at the University that he came across the ‘Getting to Grips with data’ course, having been recommended the programme by one of his lecturers. With a desire to improve his business skills and realising the course would be a good opportunity to connect with like-minded people, Robert decided to enrol.

students on laptops and portable digital devices

We use mathematical concepts all the time and I wanted to become more proficient in areas such as financial planning, management and forecasting and data analysis. The course really helped me to consolidate this fundamental knowledge.

Robert Foryński
Founder, Promedia Design

“As a sole trader I have to deal with many things, and I have to analyse a lot of data every day. We use mathematical concepts all the time and I wanted to become more proficient in areas such as financial planning, management and forecasting and data analysis. Forecasting in particular is very important when running a business, because we have to be able to predict the future outcomes as precisely as possible. The course really helped me to consolidate this fundamental knowledge.”

Participating in the Getting to Grips with Data course has helped Robert become more efficient and has developed his understanding of certain aspects of business even further.

“The skills I learned during the course have helped me to speed up duties such as planning and management, and I can now make calculations with greater confidence. I’m able to predict business outcomes with much greater accuracy and I manage my bookkeeping more effectively. It was a great learning experience, and I believe the fundamental knowledge we developed during the course should be delivered to everyone within the IT industry.”

The STEM project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). If you or your team are interested in participating in the STEM programme find out more.

To discuss working in partnership with us, please contact our Business Enquiry team on +44 (0)800 001 5500 or businessgateway@derby.ac.uk