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We're a software consultancy and we specialise in bespoke development that is precisely tailored to reflect clients’ real world needs. Information technology is our thing and we offer our clients all the expertise and creativity they’ll need to make the most it. We live all this stuff, but for those who have any reservations at all, we’ll promise to do everything we can to keep it simple and make it easy.

We know that no two businesses are ever exactly the same, so our recommendations are made only after thorough study - and the right solution is nearly always unique.

Many of our clients come to us because they need systems that are individually created to match their exact needs, others because they need specific expertise or some qualified support.

BabelFix can help with just about anything from tweaking a FileMaker database to creating a mini application, through to developing an integrated business management system, or creating specialist work tools.

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BabelFix is very proud to be a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA). This means that we have qualified for FileMaker’s program based on our expertise in developing and deploying FileMaker solutions. The Platinum level members of the FBA are independent companies who provide consultancy services, customized and packaged solutions, training services, web development and technical resources based on the FileMaker technology.

This select group of companies has demonstrated their expertise and commitment to customers by meeting extensive business requirements and passing a comprehensive exam proving their FileMaker technical expertise. Their experience, reliability and continued investment in the FileMaker platform ensures their ability to handle the requirements of complex projects and demanding technology needs of your business.

FileMaker develops database software for business, education and media. FileMaker Pro is the number one-selling easy-to-use database software for Windows and Mac. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

We've been doing some great stuff with FileMaker ever since we were first members of the Claris Solutions Alliance (CSA) in 1994 and then as FileMaker Solutions Alliance (FSA) members before it too evolved. And after more than a decade we know we can count on our friends at FileMaker as truly reliable partners in everything we do - and by our special relationship we always stay at the cutting edge. Still lead by founder Chris Manton, BabelFix incorporates the long-established organisations, FMGUI and e-Headroom and still retains close ties to former partner Simon Forster's company LDML.
A seasoned developer, Manton has been a regular speaker at FileMaker Developer Conferences in America and led Master Classes in interface design for FileMaker International. Particularly well know for his user interaction design, he was one of the first in the world to become a FileMaker 11 certified developer.
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The Development Team includes Simon Macson, a bright developer who’s been working with FileMaker® Pro for 6 years and with BabelFix since 2008. He is FileMaker 9 & 10 certified and though he's been too busy to sit his 11 certification just yet, he keeps getting better and better.

A qualified musician, he still plays gigs as founding member and lead guitarist of Narration, 2007’s Best Unsigned Band. It keeps him fresh and he keeps coming in with a great sense of perspective while he somehow manages to work the hours at BabelFix as well. He’s completed our first ‘boxed’ solution, for recruiters and is currently working hard on on a new solution for a Nursery school.


Our consultancy includes systemic analysis & logistics design, the creation of custom software solutions, as well as graphics and interface design.

We build unique desktop software, whether integrated ‘total business management’ systems or smaller specialist tools for specific individuals or work groups, and can offer rapid development of what amount to complete applications, frequently dramatically improving corporate productivity and making much other software unnecessary.

And we’re very comfortable working with PC’s, Macs or mixed environments. We present an unusual mix of enough ‘propeller head’ technical expertise combined with a very human approach to making whatever we do work the way our clients really need it to.

Transparently and without letting the joys of technology get in the way of doing things the best way.

Even if that means a pencil and paper, or just talking.



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