About Me

My name is Colin Foster and some people have called me a Business Timelord as I have shown them and their teams how to use Microsoft Office more effectively, creating more time in their day, less stress for their teams and more profit on their bottom line.

I am the Microsoft Office Specialist here at Universal Solutions 4 Business. Established in 1999, we provide Tailored and Cost-Effective Microsoft Office Training, Consultancy and Support, improving productivity throughout our clients’ businesses.

Prior to this, I spent the previous 21 years working in senior accountancy roles for a range of both distribution and manufacturing companies; experience which enables me to tailor solutions allowing clients to take a fresh look at their business, transforming the internal reporting and putting control back into the hands of the management.

I’ve two children, both grown up – one of whom works in the nuclear industry, the other is a primary school teacher  & I’m really proud of what they’ve achieved.

I am Chair of Governors at the secondary school that both of my children attended, treasurer of two tabletop wargaming clubs & the Manchester Military History Society. I play the guitar badly and fish even worse! I am also a member of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

And if that’s not enough to keep me busy, I am also actively researching a number of Second World War Allied prisoners of war that were briefly held in a wooden shed in Normandy that now belongs to a friend. I regularly visit Normandy to further this research as well as supporting two small museums and a number of memorial projects. For more on this please visit my research website

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Address: Unit D2, Newton Business Park

Cartwright Street, Newton, Hyde


SK14 4DT

Phone: 0161 367 8999

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