About Us

Relate Infotech Private Limited is a subsidiary of the Relate Software Group and Surf Accounts which are based in Dublin, Ireland. The Relate Software Group is an award-winning and one of the most reputable accounting, payroll, and taxation software providers in Ireland. It has offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa, the US and India.

Relate Infotech Private Limited is the maker of Surf Accounts India, a cloud-based accounting and CRM software which enables small and medium-sized businesses take charge of their accounts. Relate Infotech Private Limited is also the maker of Surf Accounts, one of the best accounting software solutions in Ireland and the UK with an ever-growing clientele. So, the same expertise and experience has been put to Surf Accounts India to make accounting easier for you and free you up to focus on your core business.

Consider our value proposition.
Manage your accounts end-to-end
From setting up customers or suppliers to managing invoices and payments and everything in between, we have got all the flows covered. Also, set up GST returns and perform banking reconciliations. And, with an easy and friendly user interface, managing accounts cannot be easier.

Access anywhere 24 hours 7 days
Access Surf Accounts anytime on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop with seamless ease, whether you are in the office, home or on the move.

Relax with your data secured with us
We value your data as much as you do, if not more. So, we put the most stringent available security cover on your data.

View reporting and analytics
View key data and analytics quickly with our reports and the dashboard. Customise the dashboard and the reports as you want.

Get automatic updates
We don’t bug you while you are hard at your work. But, by automatically applying the latest updates, we also let you reap their benefits of all the latest updates while you work.

Accolades and awards
We have already won the following awards and, no bragging intended, we expect more appreciation flowing.

  • Accenture Digital Media Awards Finalist: Silver on Best Financial Services
  • Bank of Ireland Startup of the Year 2016
  • Bank of Ireland Best Online/Digital Business 2016
  • Realex E-Comm Awards Best Micro 2016
  • Selected as part of the Alpha programme in both 2014 & 2015, which selects the best Irish Start-ups for the Collision Conference in the United States, the Web Summits sister

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Our Leadership Team

Kevin McCallum

Chief Executive Officer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.