Elaine has been working with Sims since 1998 working in a school finance office and with Capita as a Helpdesk consultant and Sims/ FMS Training consultant. Elaine has been supporting Sims and FMS in several different Local authorities before founding Pennine Education Ltd in 2014. Elaine's previous roles were as part of Warrington Sims Support Team and also as part of a panel assisting schools to convert to Academy status, giving her a wide breadth of both Local Authority and Academy structures. Elaine has experience of supporting schools in over 7 Local Authorities and is called upon to assist Local Authority teams with FMS helpdesk calls. More recently Elaine has project managed the implementation of the new Sims Finance module to the first Multi Academy Trust in the North West to move to the new Sims Finance software. Elaine provides training to a number of Local Authorities and is recommended for her knowledge and expertise by Local Authorities, schools and Accountants dealing with Academies. Quality of service is Elaine’s number 1 priority and goes the extra mile to ensure schools feel that they are receiving a value for money service.