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Clients We Work With

We have been lucky to work closely with fantastic clients over the years and help them develop the systems which allowed them to achieve their goals.

Our experience extends across:

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Construction
  • Legal
  • Motoring
  • Accountancy
  • Education
  • Waterways
  • Telecommunications
  • Business Centre Management

Below you can read about the sort of issues we have helped them resolve and how they would describe their experience of working with Working Data.


Hamish Mackie is a British wildlife sculptor making limited edition sculptures in bronze, stainless steel and silver for both private and public collections worldwide.

“We were introduced to Working Data a few years ago when we wanted to expand our working practise and increase, update and sort our database information into a working format.  Franc understood exactly what we required and implemented the simple, workable system that we use to this day.

Working Data give ongoing support to our business and Franc understands our needs and provides updates and assistance when needed.  We find Franc to be very professional and easy to work with,  I don’t think we could do without him and wholeheartedly recommend him.”

Laura Mackie, Director.

“We are a large inland waterways Marina with moorings, boat sales and repairs and we hold an annual Historic Boat Rally –

We needed several bespoke databases to record customer information for invoicing as well as collating Historic Boat Data for our Rallies. Having contacted Working data we realised they could offer the solution we needed.

We receive ongoing support and updates to our packages as required. We find working with this company keeps our administration to a minimum.”

Graham Newman, General Manager

“iKoustic® is a UK based Acoustic Product Specialist that design, manufacture, and supply sound insulation solutions for buildings. Our products and systems are focused on reducing noise transfer through Floors, Walls and Ceilings.

Utilising the latest material science and technical engineering, as well as practical usability and a keen focus on environmental considerations, we are extremely proud to collaborate with partners across the globe with a single focused mission, to Create Quieter Spaces Together™.

Franc at Working Data has been an integral part of iKoustic’s systems development from it’s origins 2011. He remains as much a part of the team today as he did back then. Constantly refining and reinventing our systems and processes, Franc is essentially focused on delivering value to iKoustic by automating our processes and improving productivity.

I could not recommend Franc and Working Data highly enough… My only reservation, is that the more people who realise just how good he is, the harder it will get for iKoustic to access a share of his time!

Rick Parsons, M.D.”

“We have used bespoke databases for approximately 16 years to control many aspects of our business including sales order processing, purchasing, invoicing and customer records. However when our software developer passed away we needed to find someone who could take on the routine maintenance and development of the system.

Working Data were recommended to us and they quickly got to understand my company and its existing software. They have since gone on to develop and integrate an inventory and production control system, enhance our customer records and develop systems to establish a new marketing capability.

Working Data are extremely knowledgeable and have a practical, down to earth, dedicated approach, which we find refreshing in an industry which seems to thrive on creating ‘mystique’ to increase its fees! Working Data offer all the advantages of an in-house software developer, but at a lower price.”

Worcestershire Fireplaces Ltd manufacture and install fireplaces for home builders throughout the uk.

“Starting up during the Lock-down was a big challenge for us.  With multiple suppliers, uncertain stock levels and orders coming from multiple sites and over the phone, we needed help, fast.  As we specialise in Dried Flower Fashion and Interior Details, the Lock-down actually saw our orders soar.

After consulting with other business owners in Leamington Spa, we contacted Working Data.  Meeting over Zoom, Working Data quickly appreciated our position and concerns. They designed and implemented a bespoke solution which combined all our online orders and systems into a single order processing and stock level application.

Now, we could confidently process orders knowing that all the data handling and updating was happening automatically in the background and our customers were getting their orders on time.

We would recommend Working Data without hesitation.”

“The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) was established in 1986 to promote research into obesity, facilitate contact between individuals and organisations, and promote action that tackles the obesity epidemic. The association comprises 30 National Association members representing more than 4000 individuals and plays a major role in EU/WHO projects.

Each year we host the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO). In May, 2011 we were in Istanbul. As you can imagine, with such a large number of people and places to organise, we needed to have our data in good working order. This is where Working Data stepped in. They compiled the data we had gathered from several sources and presented us with one, single, clean mailing list with which we could be confident to approach potential congress attendees. They then set up online cloud software for us to control our data. It has helped us to become much more effective and focussed as a team.

Throughout the whole process, we were confident that we had made the right choice. Franc at Working Data understood our issues and explained the possible solutions in a way that non-IT people like ourselves could make informed decisions about how we wanted to progress. We are happy to recommend Working Data to any other organisation looking for help with data”

“Although I operate a fixed fee policy it is always useful to know the time I spend on each client. I wanted a tool that would align with the stringent methods here at Suretax.

Working Data were recommended to me and they quickly understood how I work and what I wanted. In no time at all they delivered bespoke time management software which has given me the insight into my business that I was after.

Working Data’s professional attitude and attention to detail means that I have ended up with a system that is both user friendly and efficient.”

Suretax Accounting is a Professional Accounting and Tax Advisory firm serving Coventry and Kenilworth.

“Newsline has been growing for more than thirty years during which time we have built up a powerful network of press contacts and business influencers. Our client retention is a source of great pride for the whole team, with several clients having been with the agency for 15 years or more. Due to continued growth, our paper and spreadsheet process was beginning to creak and groan and we needed to establish a user-friendly and robust platform on which to keep growing our business. Our accountants, Suretax, put us in touch with Franc Sutherland at Working Data.

Franc came to our offices and quickly got to grips with where we were and where we wanted to get to. In next to no time at all, he had given us a range of priced solutions. They were described in a way that non-IT people like us could understand and be happy with. Working Data designed a sophisticated and personalised time management program for us which we are very happy with.

Our new Bespoke Database has made a huge difference to how we operate internally. It has allowed us to input time and measure workloads much more efficiently and has saved us lots of man hours too. We save even more time with the up-to-the-minute reporting on all our client accounts and activities. We don’t know how we managed before. Many thanks to Franc and Working Data, I would happily endorse them.”

Newsline PR was launched in 1979 and has become one of Warwickshire and the West Midlands most experienced public relations agencies.

Leamington Sight & Sound is a National Sound Lighting and Video company to the corporate, retail, leisure and entertainment sectors. We have been around now for some thirty years. So imagine all that data for all those customers, well that’s exactly what we did many years ago when trying to work out what Win95 was all about, and couldn’t we put all of this on one of these database things as it’s now easier than windows 3.11, don’t laugh, you’ve all been there.

So having had a database written for us all those years ago by someone who is off now doing rocket science databases, we became aware that all was not well, quick or easy. We had this bit of info and that bit, having to come in and out of things to find where they were, what we had done and when. So having had a big whinge about it one day we came across Franc “Working Data” and he was exactly that. Disasters have forged mankind’s progress and according to Franc we were a disaster, I say were, cause look at us now.

We have a database now that is not only secure and backed up properly, but everything is in one place with great search facilities and we link to our image library. So ring us up dear client and ask us when we last attended one of your sites, what equipment is in there, what we did and even what it looks like in situ, cause we’ve got the “Working Data” (ouch) now to do it. Cheers Franc and yes – we will think of something else we want it to do with it don’t worry.

Leamington Sight and Sound Ltd are sound, lighting and video specialists operating across the UK.