To celebrate the finalists in our inaugural Techies Awards 2018, we are running a series of profiles on the tech firms who caught our judges eye.
Here we put the spotlight on Brighter Sight, finalist in both the Cloud Innovation of the Year and Using Tech to Transform Business categories.
Company: Brighter Sight
Located: Bradford on Avon
Number of Employees: 2
Based in historic Bradford-on-Avon, Brighter Sight was formed by business partners Andrew Eberlin and Paul Grimster in 2016.
The pair have developed a ground-breaking new hospitality software product which provides an impressive and integrated range of cloud based services for businesses operating in the hospitality sector.
Both Andrew and Paul have worked with the hospitality industry for many years. Paul developed his Property Management System in 2007 which enabled many hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites to offer direct online booking for the first time. The mix of Andrew’s design, marketing and project management skills with Paul’s coding and logic wizardry provides a powerful combination.
The Brighter Sight Hospitality Software helps hospitality businesses simplify operations and save time. It manages the key departments of accommodation, restaurant, events and staffing. It integrates the Property Management System (PMS); table booking; EPOS; gift vouchers; staff rotas, absences and payroll approval; customer records; financial reporting and a website content management system.
The company has even developed its own wedding planning software for use by venues and couples. The software allows couples to organise their day including guest lists, table layouts, dietary requirements and purchase upgrades, simplifying the process for clients and couples alike.
The hospitality software is accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device. It increases profits by reducing complexities for staff which gives them more time to deliver the best customer experience before, during and after their guest’s stay.
Every product offered by Brighter Sight is built from the ground up and so it can be adapted to suit each business’s unique requirements. They can help businesses streamline their systems, automating many of the time consuming roles traditionally associated with the sector such as integrating data between accommodation, the restaurant, the kitchen and guests. By understanding its clients’ customers and business objectives, Brighter Sight also helps to market organisations online and design effective websites.
The company has earned a reputation as a leading provider of software to the hospitality industry and has developed a solid client base throughout the UK.
“After launching our ground-breaking hospitality software last year, we are delighted to receive this recognition and join such an exclusive bunch of tech businesses in the inaugural Techies Awards.” Andrew Eberlin, Brighter Sight.
Pictured top: Paul Grimster, Brighter Sight