Trusted by thousands of accountants, bookkeepers, and employers across the UK and Ireland

About Bright

Bright is a leading provider of accounting, payroll and HR solutions to businesses across the UK and Ireland. We help thousands of accountants, bookkeepers and small to mid-sized businesses become more productive and efficient with our best-in-class software solutions. By combining the strengths of each of our brands, we are fast becoming one of the most reputable software providers and the go-to solution for the accounting industry.


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Our Story

Bright was created in 2021 when Thesaurus Software Ltd. and Relate Software Ltd. decided to join forces.

Thesaurus Software was founded in 1992, providing affordable payroll software to Irish businesses with Thesaurus Payroll Manager. In 2012, Thesaurus Software’s payroll offering was expanded even further with the introduction of BrightPay.

In 2021, Thesaurus Software and Relate Software merged to become Bright – a payroll and accounting software powerhouse. By operating as Bright, we have access to additional resources to improve the services and support we provide to our customers.

The newest addition to the Bright family is AccountancyManager, the UK’s leading onboarding and practice management software. AccountancyManager was founded in 2017 and has since taken the accountancy industry by storm with thousands of accountants and bookkeepers using AccountancyManager to run and grow their practices.

Our Core Products
Surf Accounts
Bright Contracts
Thesaurus Payroll Manager
Surf Accounts Production
Relate Software
Bright Leadership Team
Stephen Murdoch

Stephen Murdoch

Chief Executive Officer

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Ross Webster

Chief Software Architect

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Bob McKay

Chief Financial Officer

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Karen Bennett

Chief Marketing Officer

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Laura Murphy

Chief People Officer

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Neeraja Sankar

Director of Strategic

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Richie McMahon

Head of Automation
& Innovation 

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Dipak Guharay

Head of Indian

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Paul Byrne

Founder and Board Director

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Richard Grey

Chief Information Security Officer

Bright Locations

Head Office

Unit 35 Duleek Business Park
Co. Meath
A92 N15E

Warwick Office

9 Smith Street
CV34 4JA
United Kingdom

Kolkata Office

Experis IT Building
GP Block Plot J3
Salt Lake Sector V

Award-Winning Software Solutions
Top Payroll Software 2022
Top Practice Management Product 2021
Winner Payroll and HR Software 2021
Practice Management Software of the Year 2021
Winner COVID-19 Hero Supplier
Best Payroll Software 2020