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Equa Via Systems Ltd.
trading as Pastel UK & Ireland
2 Cromwell House
Oldham OL1 1ET  UK

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0161 413 5040

About Us

Great software and great support

We've been building software to solve real problems for small businesses for over 20 years.

We started out writing payroll software in 1989, and along the way we've added other solutions, including the Pastel range of bookkeeping software, which is used by over 180,000 small, medium and large businesses around the world, in 52 countries.

Our team

Colin Maher
Head of Operations
Debbie Knight
Business Development
Grant Swithinbank
Head of Support and Consultancy
Ashwin Balluck
Senior Business Analyst
Austin Shaw
Lead Consultant and Business Analyst
Andrew Leasley
Support Consultant / Junior Analyst
Samantha Simmons
Anthony Boggiano
Adrian Bradfield
Software Developer

Get in touch

Call us on
0161 413 5040


Our phonelines are open between 8:45 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
You can find, submit queries and search our knowledgebase 24 hours a day online.

Our values

Plain language


We believe passionately in being clear in everything we say. We try to avoid the acronyms and jargon that plague the software industry, and instead describe the problems that we solve.

Support who care


We continuously invest in our support systems, so that we can hit our goals: that you spend less time queueing, get a response faster, and get the right answer every time. Our support team genuinely care about delivering the best support possible.

You can submit a query to us in any way that suits - by email, phone, fax, letter, twitter (@pastelukireland) or via our support website at which allows you to track the status of your ongoing queries online

Great software


We love technology. We've seen our customers transform their businesses with the right software, and we are excited about bringing that technology to you.

Fair pricing


We believe in sustainable pricing, where the price you pay is fair to you, and to us. Most of our products are modular, so that you only pay for the features you need.

We encourage payment by Direct Debit, which helps drive down the cost of collecting payment, so that we can keep our prices low.

We listen


Your feedback is precious to us. It helps shape our products, our support, and everything we do.