Leigh Purvis
Database Developer
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Member Since: 2004/05/21
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UK based consultant database developer.  Microsoft Access MVP since 2007, published author and highly experienced database consultant.

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Consultant Database Developer
Database Development
October 2003 – Present
South Yorkshire, England
Proprietor and consultant developer creating custom solutions and providing database support for many organisations throughout the UK.
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Graduated from University about a million years ago with a Masters in Mathematics.
I've been a Database Developer since 1998 (wow - that feels old now).
I love Access, always have - it's my preferred environment and I love working in almost every aspect of it.
(Knowing Jet's strengths but acknowledging its limitations is important - there's a tool for every job, hence most of my work involves SQL Server too).

I'm a database developer / consultant / contractor based towards the north of England, working for companies from the north east (Northumberland/Tyne & Wear) down, through South Yorkshire, to the mythical south of England (though I'm not entirely convinced such a place really does exist) .
I like having different clients - the wider the variety the better! I've done a lot of work in the legal sector though.

Day in, day out I do database development / improvement / consultation, MS Office integration, etc. As well as helping out in online forums, creating examples, co-authoring a book and even writing the occasional article.

Please keep questions at the forum for the benefit of all.
To contact me for other reasons feel free to email me at
enquiries~at~DatabaseDevelopment~dot~co~dot~UK


A few example Access techniques at:
https://www.databasedevelopment.co.uk/examples.htm

Access Database Design Book:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Access-Business-Solutions-State/dp/0470525746
Intended for the professional and information worker to learn to design the DATABASE STRUCTURE correctly with various business examples.  (i.e. it does NOT go deeply into application development!)

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Current: Level 44
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