Richard Townsend-Rose is a degree qualified Chartered Engineer, with a wide variety of experience in using computers within the construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries acquired whilst holding a range of positions in industry.

Catherine Gallacher has experience in setting up and running accounting systems.


We specialise in making software work such that it that provides a solution to our clients needs and in a manner so that the necessary changes occur without any significant problems: "without trauma" is our objective!

It is our firm belief that there is only one reason for implementing computerised systems, and that is to improve performance, and that this must be evident financially within a reasonable time.

We are able to do this as we have the ability not only to specify requirements, and review performance, but where required write software and to do this in a variety of languages, and on a variety of platforms.

We are expert in utilising computers for document management, data collection for statistical analysis for continuing vendor assessment, fault and labour performance analysis, and other similar activities, thus creating systems supporting Total Quality Management as a tool for reducing costs for a realistic effort. Able to integrate these "quality systems" to other management systems such as accounting, job costing, manufacturing.

Our computer expertise stems not from being computer experts as such, but from the need to use them in the general work which has been undertaken from time to time, especially in the preparation of contractual claims.

Some Accounting System Projects Undertaken

Lithgow Electronics Ltd - 1985

Setting up Pegasus over a network for the accounts including payroll, for the stores, and bill of materials controller and estimator.

Lithgow Electrical Group - 1985

Created and wrote in Supercalc Macros, a Management Accounting System to produce individual and consolidated accounts for the five companies in the group, including cash flow modelling, introducing the concept of a continuous twelve monthly Most Recent Forecast.

Charters Dundas Electrical Projects

Setup and used Pegasus Job Costing for control of contracts involving 250 men in the offshore fitout business. C.D.E.P. also used the Sales Ledger.

Andrew Halliday (Greenock) Ltd 

Installed, and setup all Pegasus, with the linking parameters, including creating a set of Nominal Ledger Codes Wages, Sales, Purchases, Nominal & Job Cost Ledgers for this £2.5M p.a. Electrical Installation Contractor.

Inverclyde Plumbing Services Ltd

Similar to Andrew Halliday above, for a small firm of plumbers, with a turnover of only £0.3M, but with a very high number of small jobs on the job cost ledger, and a very large number of sales accounts.

Watson & Dundas Ltd

As for A.H. above for a factory manufacturing specially designed Electrical Switchgear, turnover of £3M p.a., and an Industrial Electrical Contracting Business, turnover of £1.5M.

DHE Ltd - 1987

Responsible for setting up all systems in the company. This included Pegasus Senior accounting systems, with payrolls for Weekly and Monthly personnel linked to the same job costing system.

DHE Marine Ltd - 1989

Extended the above system on a Cost Centre basis

LEES Group (Scotland) Ltd - 1990

Setup and Installed Pegasus Sales, Purchases, Nominal, Job Costing, Wages, for this diverse group on a cost centre basis. The group includes two fish farms, a shell fishery, a fish marketing & sales company, a boat building yard, a timber mill, and holding company. the nominal ledger system is devised to allow for considerable future expansion, and provides recovery/expenditure data for all aspects of the group's business.

Semple & Cochrane Ltd

Over hauled the design of the nominal ledger, and revised the operational accounting procedures for the five companies in the group uisng Pegasus.

Balmore Decorators Ltd

Setup and Installed Pegasus Sales, Purchases, Nominal, Job Costing, and Wages for this rapidly growing firm of contractors. Did the same for their warehouse / retail operations which also included Sales Order and Purchase Order processing with Bar Coded stock handling.

Park Davidson & Company Ltd - 2000

            Setup and Installed Pegasus Sales, Purchases, Nominal, and Wages for this Ladies Clothing retailer. Did the same for their warehouse / retail operations which also included Sales Order and Purchase Order processing.

General Comment

Each accounting installation has been fully documented - to include statements of philosophy as to the derivation of numbering systems, detailed operating procedures to integrate the system as setup to the day to day business, with a complete set of forms to assist in progress monitoring of period end procedures, and in writing journals etc. Also forms for time sheets, and for expenses usable as both a job cost and nominal journal.