I've been in IT since 1986 starting my career on the IBM
mainframe programming in such languages as Application System, PL/1, CICS, DB2,
System W. Around 1994 I moved into the client/server environment using Visual
Basic and C++, Oracle at first and then Microsoft SQL Server, I now code using
VB.NET and C# but am really SQL Server focused.
I've been an independent consultant since 1999 based in Harpenden,
Hertfordshire. I've built long standing relationships with many clients from a
Research Fellow right the way through to enterprise covering a lot of business
areas, Banking (Retail, Investment), Retail, Knowledge Management,
Manufacturing, Motor Racing, Web Industries and a ton more I don't even know how
In 1998 I founded the UK SQL Server Community (http://sqlserverfaq.com) - I
still run this in my spare time, presenting in the Community, doing online
webcasts etc... In 2006 I started SQLBlogCasts which is a free community
blogging site for SQL folk in the UK; I am also a founder of SQLBits Community
If you need anything SQL Server centric then give me a call for an initial free
chat on your problem, my rates are reasonable and costed such to be affordable
for an ongoing relationship which many of my clients do.
If you would like to contact me the email me at
call me on +44(0)1582 346161.