Be brilliant, be Bright

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Delivering brilliant products

  • Bright creates long-term financial strength and in-depth technical innovation for your business.
  • We understand your business' needs and provide software you can grow with.
  • You can depend on our world-class customer support.
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Here’s something we do that most of our
competitors don’t… we listen

400,000 businesses


Bright products are used for
over 400,000 businesses

99% customer satisfaction

99% satisfaction

Bright products have a 99%
customer satisfaction rate

30 years experience

30 years

Our founders have over 30 years
industry experience

Innovative solutions for
Bright and brilliant people like you

Meet the management team

Stephen Murdoch

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.

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.

Bob McKay

Chief Financial Officer

Bob McKay

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.

Laura Murphy

Chief People Officer

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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 Webster

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

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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.

Ben Bishop

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.

Richie McMahon

Head of Automation & Innovation

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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

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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.

Alexander Schwendtner

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.

Bright Locations

Duleek Office

Unit 35 Duleek Business Park,
Co. Meath,
A92 N15E,

Warwick Office

Semcon House,
Edgehill Drive,
CV34 6QZ,
United Kingdom

Kolkata Office

Experis IT Building,
GP Block Plot J3,
Salt Lake Sector V,
Kolkata 700091,

Award-Winning Software Solutions

Award-winning software solutions by Bright