FileMaker has reached a new distribution deal with the recently launched UK arm of leading US educational distributor, The Douglas Stewart Company.

FileMaker hopes this will expand its presence within the various sectors of UK education even further.

The Douglas Stewart Company is the largest distributor and marketer of computer products, consumer electronics and student supplies to service the educational market in the US.

FileMaker Northern Europe general manager Tony Speakman said: “The Douglas Stewart Company is a massive player in the US educational sector. We firmly believe that they will bring a similar level of professionalism and expertise to the UK market. This is in turn will help us to further develop the huge number of opportunities for us in the various UK education sectors.”

Douglas Stewart European managing director Lori Mercier said: “The key to our ability to support software vendors is truly understanding the needs of educational resellers and end user customers. FileMaker is a fantastic product and we are really looking forward to driving even more educational sales for the business.”