About Us

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.

Kevin McCallum

Chief Executive Officer


Kevin has over 20 years of experience in the accounting software industry, 11 of those at FreeAgent, where he was instrumental to the company’s shift to working with accountancy practices and ultimate acquisition of the business by NatWest in 2018. Kevin joined Bright following the acquisition of AccountancyManager and has been CEO since August 2022. His vision is to drive value for accountancy practices and SMEs, through Bright’s innovative and supportive software.

Paul Byrne

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.

Clive Lewis

Chief Financial Officer


Clive brings with him a wealth of international finance experience gained from a number of CFO roles held in hi-tech companies in the Corporate and Private Equity industry sectors. Clive is focussed on leading the finance team through a period of a multiple of acquisitions, and transforming Bright’s financial systems, processes and reporting capabilities to support the company’s growth ambitions.

Karen Bennett

Founder and Board Director


Karen heads sales and marketing with the vision to improve the way our customers work in small to medium sized accountancy practices. She strives to help Bright customers realise true efficiencies leading to greater productivity and profitability for our customers.

Laura Murphy

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.

Ross Webster

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.

Richard Grey

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.

Richie McMahon

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.

Dipak Guharay

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.

Neeraja Sankar

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.

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