Software and services market leaders combine

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by Jim Butler

On 4th February Streetworks Software Ltd of Abbotsley Cambridgeshire merged with Lightsout Computer Services Ltd of Coventry, to create a new independent software and services powerhouse.

Streetworks Software Ltd provides its works information management system, SwIMS, to major clients working across water, gas, electric and telecommunication infrastructures, delivering a complete software and services solution to its utilities and contractor clients.

Lightsout Computer Services Ltd is the developer of the multi-award winning CORONA workflow software which delivers workforce management systems to clients. In addition, Lightsout provides IT outsourcing, IT support, consultancy, project management and delivery.

Robert Marsden, managing director of Streetworks Software, said: “I am delighted to announce our merger with Lightsout Computer Services Ltd. The company is an innovative organisation with a great client base, with software and services solutions that will provide synergies across the new business.

These assets have been developed over the past 25 years by founding partners Tim Usher and Tim Finch. Under the direction and expertise of Tim Finch as technical director, the business has grown a talented and committed team of multi skilled developers who have been ably supported by project management and service engineer personnel and we are pleased to welcome them in to the combined business. By coming together, we have the opportunity to benefit our existing clients and grow our customer base offering specialist software and services with cutting-edge technical expertise.”

This announcement follows a period of growth and product development across both businesses.

Lightsout Computers Ltd has a varied client base across Utilities, Construction, Logistics, Highways, Health and Safety and Service Centres.

Tim Usher, co-founder of Lightsout , said: “We are delighted to be joining with Streetworks Software Ltd and I am pleased to combine my efforts of the past 25 years with such competent and ambitious people. 2018 saw strong customer growth as well as investment in resources and the delivery of significantly upgraded capabilities for both the SwIMS and CORONA products.
The combined business will put a new and independent software and services powerhouse on the map. It will drive our shared SaaS concept beyond utilities into waste, distribution and many other labour-intensive businesses that need to operate efficiently and avoid capacity constraints”.

The new business has staff across the UK, all of whom will be part of the new organisation.

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