BrightOffice bought by technology group

Skelmersdale-based software firm BrightOffice has been acquired by London's ClearCourse Partnership for an undisclosed sum.

BrightOffice was founded in 2004, developing a customisable, cloud-based software platform through which it delivers specialised CRM products for around 300 clients across a variety of sectors.

The platform is scalable and suitable for businesses or organisations of any size, from single users to multi-user, multi-site companies. Depending on the client’s needs, products can include prospecting services, process management, sales accounts, financial management, file management, webmail and integrated calendars, and e-marketing and automatic text messaging services.

ClearCourse Partnership is a group of innovative technology companies providing digital services, work-flow solutions, and payments capabilities to the membership, events and bookings, sports and leisure and healthcare sectors

This is the company's 14th acquisition since October 2018.

With ClearCourse’s backing, BrightOffice will receive strategic and operational guidance, as well as financial resources to support further product development and market growth. It will also be able to tap into proprietary technologies from across the group, including payments processing capabilities and data validation.

BrightOffice’s management team will continue to run the company, led by founder Paul Groome.

By joining ClearCourse, we see an opportunity to build upon our successes, developing further innovative products.

Paul said: “Over the past 15 years, the team at BrightOffice has worked tirelessly to earn our market-leading position as a trusted partner to a wide range of companies across multiple sectors, from financial services to renewable energy.

"By joining ClearCourse, we see an opportunity to build upon those successes, developing further innovative products, creating more value for our clients and accelerating the growth of our business .”

Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, added: “BrightOffice is a terrific addition to ClearCourse as we continue to build our presence in the CRM and business services sectors.

"Its expansive range of solutions catering to the business management sectors presents great opportunities to realise operational synergies with the other partnership companies, particularly around the provision of payments systems and data validation. We’re excited that BrightOffice has chosen us as a partner to achieve its ambitious growth plans and we look forward to working with Paul and his team to make them a reality."

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