About Alvechurch Data
This page gives the address and history of the company and describes our
facilities and staff. It also leads to some notes about
village and some necessary
information and company policies.
||16 Warbank Close, Alvechurch, Birmingham B48 7PA, England
||+44 121 445 1300
We formed Alvechurch Data as a partnership in 1993 with offices
at Bordesley Hall near Redditch but moved out in 1996 to a home base in the
village of Alvechurch itself. In 2003 we grew into a limited company.
The business began by concentrating on software development in
FoxPro and moved into Access and then briefly into Visual Basic as these
languages became available for database systems. Training work evolved
as we were asked to show clients how to use the systems we had written
Our clients range in size from a one man consultancy to multinationals.
We both have backgrounds in engineering (HM Dockyards and EMI respectively)
and much of our work is still done in this industry.
We have been developing FoxPro and Access databases for twenty years.
Databases are an unusual category of software in the fast-moving age
of the Internet. The integrity of the data they hold is important
and companies do not abandon database systems as often as they change
their web site. Because of this long-term commitment we keep various
versions of the development environment available so that we can support
databases that are still in use many years after they were originally
We are also committed to keeping up to date with the latest versions
of the software. We have the beta versions as soon as
they are generally available and move them into production use as
soon as is sensible.
is a mechanical engineer who moved into software development when
computers replaced pen and ink chart recorders in power stations.
He has degrees in Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, is a
Member of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Information
Professional, and a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Glenda Franklin, a mathematician turned bookkeeper, ran the
administrative side of the business until her death in 2006.