Symphonise Consulting (Pty) Ltd was founded in December of 2018. Symphonise Consulting is legally constituted as a Private Limited Company, registered in South Africa.

The company was founded by Etienne Shardlow and born out of his passion for using information and technology to drive digital transformation and generate business value.

Our Story

Our founder, Etienne Shardlow, whose career began in the technical support of IT systems spent 10 years in the operational support of networks, Microsoft systems, JD Edwards and the IBM AS/400. He spent a number of years at IBM and later MTN South Africa in a range of IT Service Management roles.

In 2011, Etienne, armed with his technical background and a number of years in various Service Management roles joined getITright Skills Development as a lead trainer and senior consultant. During this time Etienne developed a keen interest in the governance and management of IT,something he is still passionate about to this day. In 2018, Etienne formed Symphonise Consulting to further his work in training and consulting.

Symphonise Consulting primarily hired Etienne out as an APMG International and PeopleCert accredited trainer to a number of South Africa’s leading accredited training organisations. With the onset of the global pandemic and resultant lockdowns in 2020, classroom-based training was dealt a massive blow and there was an instant drop in demand for consulting services. In response to the extreme changes to the market, Symphonise Consulting registered as a training provider allowing the company to offer internationally recognised certificate courses directly. Symphonise Consulting offers limited physical classes on request, with its primary focus on virtual consultations, virtual instructor-led classes and an increasing number of self-paced eLearning courses.

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