Since EE no longer displays this stuff:
Full Name: Leigh Purvis
Date of Birth: 17th April 1974
Graduated from University about a million years ago with a Masters in Mathematics.
Have 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 I'm a big proponent of 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! Have 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.
(I achieve all this by willingly existing on a diet of mostly eating Cornflakes! Though I do gladly entertain the notion of other cereals such as Shreddies and Oatibix! What a life huh? Give cereal a chance in your life too. Spread the word. :-)
Please keep questions at the forum for the benefit of all.
To contact me for other reasons feel free to email me at
A few example Access techniques at:
New Access Database Design Book:
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 into serious application development!)