Relate Infotech is a subsidiary of Relate Software Development Limited based in Ireland, UK & US. India operations mainly handle Software Product Development, Quality Assurance, Documentation and Support. We also have presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong and South Africa. Our Parent Company Relate Software was formed in 2001 from the former management team of Apex Software. We have been building software for the accountancy profession for over 25 years. Relate is dedicated to building innovative and focused products specifically for the accountancy profession. Our flagship product DRIVE was released in 2005 and has over 5000 users. Our compliance suite has a growing base of firms who now rely solely on Relate products to run their practice. Our compliance products cover accounts production, audit, company secretary and personal and corporation tax primarily for Ireland & UK markets.
Relate is dedicated to client support. We have won the Accounting WEB Software Satisfaction Awards for the four years in a row. We have an excellent client satisfaction rating and so our company message is “Success built on service”. We try our hardest every day to live up to the expectation of our Clients who had rated us so highly in terms of Software quality and support. In order to keep pace with the latest technology standards, we are currently developing a series of SaaS solutions for accountants and their Clients who are our main Client base.
In 2021, Relate Software joined forces with Thesaurus Software, and we are now jointly operating as Bright. Click here to find out more about Bright.
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen has deep tech domain experience spanning hardware, software and services. His professional ‘signature’ is the achievement of strategic, transformational change in businesses at scale. He has held senior executive positions at IBM and Dell and was most recently CEO of Micro Focus, a global software business.
Founder and Board Director
Paul is one of the founder members of Bright, starting Thesaurus Software in the early 90s. A chartered accountant, with many years in practice, he brings vast experience of the payroll software market to Bright’s Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob has over 20 years’ experience in various senior Finance roles in the Tech industry across both Corporate and Private Equity sectors. Bob is focused on partnering with the Business to maximise the Groups significant growth potential while leading the Finance Team and transforming Bright’s Financial systems, processes, reporting and Business Partnering capabilities.
Chief People Officer
Laura’s industry experience brings deep, commercial understanding of our employees’ and customers’ needs. Laura has overseen the integration of personnel across multiple acquisitions, ensuring company values and employee engagement are retained and maximised.
Chief Software Architect
Ross is a multi-disciplined software creator and manager with over 15 years experience in building, designing and delivering desktop, web and mobile applications. Ross is the visionary and lead developer behind BrightPay, our multi-award-winning payroll product.
Chief Information Security Officer
Richard has the specialist cyber security knowledge to keep corporate and customer data safe. His work helps to ensure our compliance with industry-standard best practice, including ISO 27001 and GDPR, for our on-premise and cloud products.
Chief Product & Technology Officer
Since 2010 Ben has worked in Accountancy, Finance, Payroll and ERP software from some of the UKs largest suppliers and has an in-depth knowledge of the industry, its key players and the software landscape. Ben is responsible for Product Strategy and Engineering execution across Brights full portfolio of products.
Head of Automation & Innovation
A founder of Relate Software and Surf Accounts, Richie heads Surf Accounts, Surf Accounts Production and Surf Payroll products division. He has over 35 years’ experience in software development for the Accountancy and SME markets.
Head of Indian Operations
Dipak has 35 years’ project management, systems analysis and software development experience across industries as varied as accounting, pharma, and heavy industry. At Bright, he focuses on continued product innovation and development.
Director of Strategic Projects
Neeraja is focused on driving key strategic projects that improve efficiency and drive company value. Neeraja has previous experience managing mergers and acquisitions and value creation projects across various industries.
Chief Revenue Officer
Heading up the Sales and Marketing functions at Bright, Alex brings an information-driven mindset to upgrading the customer experience, so our users choose to keep renewing from year one through to year ten and beyond.
The new legislation will usher in the most comprehensive overhaul of Irish company law in over 50 years and we will provide you with a detailed synopsis of the highlights and notable changes that are to be introduced.
ACIS, Corporate Law & Company Secretarial Practice
A concise guide to the practical measures that Accounting Firms need to take from a tax perspective in adhering to FRS102.This will link up and follow on smoothly from the earlier presentation on the Accounting implications of FRS 102 covered by previous speakers.
The Statement of Recommended Practice applies to Charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and ROI (FRS 102) - effective date January 2015.