IRIS the highest ranked business software developer in 2009 Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100 League Table of the UK’s fast

With annual growth of 76%, IRIS ( has been identified as one of Britain’s top performing private companies. The company rises to 16th position in the rankings (up from 21st last year), taking it into the Top 20, in the 2009 Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100 League Table.

IRIS is the only business software developer to feature in this year’s survey which highlights the top 100 highest growth businesses across all sectors, making a positive contribution to the British economy.

Now the largest privately owned software and services business in the UK, IRIS’ unique differentiator lies in the fact that it is a sector specialist with leadership positions in the markets it operates in.

IRIS is:

  • The No 1 provider to UK accountancy practices;
  • The No 1 provider to UK law firms, barristers and coroners’ offices;
  • The No 1 provider to the UK not-for-profit sector;
  • The No 1 provider of payroll and accounts software to GP practices
  • The No 2 provider of payroll and HR software solutions, providing payslips to c10% of the UK workforce;
  • An award-winning provider of accounting and ERP systems to UK businesses;
  • A leading provider of specialist software for:
    • sports clubs
    • field service companies
    • IT divisions of major organisations
    • higher education and commercial training
    • architects
    • engineers

From revenues of £9m in 2001 to over £120m today, a highly experienced management team has helped to transform IRIS over this period. IRIS continues to attract the top talent in the industry, with the latest addition being Phill Robinson, who was appointed Managing Director of IRIS Accountancy Practice Solutions in January 2009. Phill brings to IRIS invaluable experience he has gained building major software organisations in Europe including Siebel Systems and, where he was the Chief Operating Officer.

Martin Leuw, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The results of this survey show that we are on track to build one of the largest and most successful companies in the UK by developing solutions that improve efficiency by automating key tasks and that help our customers improve revenue and customer service – critical factors for our customers’ success in the current economic climate. The companies that succeed in the years to come will be those that take the time to listen to their customers. It is not enough to talk about a commitment to customer service; it is action that counts and IRIS is committed to provide the very highest levels of customer service and care to all of our 60,000 customers.”

The combination of deep customer knowledge and a passion for providing the highest levels of customer service result in a 95% customer retention rate; one of the highest in the industry.

The survey is researched and compiled by Fast Track; the Oxford based Research Company and can be downloaded by visiting