Garnet Education Contacts Database

Garnet develop high-quality English language teaching materials. They asked for our help to manage prospective customers.


Garnet needed to keep better track of contacts and the organisations they belong to (mainly universities and language schools). They also wanted to record other information about contacts : the events at which Garnet met them, (such as exhibitions), and which samples they had requested and had been sent to them. Bulk emailing and mailshots on paper to targeted contacts are another important feature.

the solution

We developed a custom database application built in Microsoft Access. We devised a custom tagging system to allow Garnet to set up unlimited tags. They can then assign one or more tags to a contact. We developed a very flexible custom bulk mailing application which allows Garnet to send emails directly from the Access database to groups of contacts in a variety of ways.

technical notes

The application was developed in Microsoft Access 2003, and later upgraded to Access 2007.

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