UK Based SQL Server Consultant working for Jarrin Consultancy with extensive experience in the financial, health and retail sectors. I love all areas of SQL Server and specialise in Security but really get my kicks from System Optimisation and Performance Tuning.

Being a DBA is a thankless task at times but sadly I do enjoy it. Any spare time I have (when not playing rugby, football, cricket, in the gym or spending time with the family) I’m trying to help out others via social network sites such as the #sqlhelp hastag on Twitter (follow me @SQLGeordie), (ChrisTaylor) or by running the #SQLNorthEast (@SQLNE) UK SQL User Group ( and sqlrelay held in Newcastle.