In 1996, Neil helped a climber from London who had very little training time and who had sustained a recent shoulder injury from another sport, to lead trad E1 within a year of starting climbing.
In 2003 he set a programme for an accomplished E5 trad climber to redpoint his first sport 8a. The programme was centred around specific improvements in strength and power endurance.
In 2010 Neil helped a climber who had climbed E3, and who had suffered a minor back injury the previous year, to return to climbing and better his previous level within 8 months. The programme was based on building an initial foundation of strength and then targeting specific areas of technique and skill.
Neil has set in-depth programmes for British Junior team members, Leah Crane, Kitty Wallace, Catrin Rose and Aidan Roberts, all of whom made notable improvements under his guidance. He has also set programmes for elite seniors such as John Dunne, James Pearson and Gaz Parry, all who made gains under his watch.