About Us

Lineal Software Solutions Ltd. ® is a multi-disciplinary IT support company based in Barnstaple, North Devon, UK.

We exist to be your trusted technology partner. Every day, our team provide accessible expertise, solve emerging business challenges, and deliver exceptional IT solutions.

These solutions include managed IT support, cloud-based, cyber security, systems hardware, communications and telephony services, in addition to software development. Our priority is to provide reliable technical assistance with an honest, professional and approachable manner. We serve a diverse mix of well-known businesses both across the UK and overseas, in addition to the public sector, charities and many other non-profit organisations.

Lineal is officially recognised as an Assured Service Provider by the UK National Cyber Security Centre, holds both ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 accreditation and UK Cyber Essentials Plus certification. We are a Crown Commercial Service supplier, an approved UK G-Cloud supplier for the public sector, and we also maintain trusted partnerships with many of the World’s leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, Cisco, Apple and Dell, among many others.

Lineal IT Support office at Commercial House on the Strand in Barnstaple

Originating in the early 1980s as a business software development company, Lineal has grown ever since to become a comprehensive, extensively-skilled Managed Services Provider (MSP). Our current team of thirty is led by Mike Matthews (Managing Director), who takes a keen interest in supporting the South West’s local economy, skills base and STEM education.

Since 2018, Lineal has been based at Commercial House, The Strand – a Georgian office building on Barnstaple’s historic quayside. Once the ‘Star Inn’ and a focal point for tall ships, the building has been extensively renovated for the 2020s with gigabit connectivity, state-of-the-art working spaces, 4kw of environmentally-friendly solar power generation, and next-generation security measures.

Lineal engineers based across the West Country serve customers across the UK, USA, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and other English-speaking regions – as well as British companies with hybrid staff working remotely in countries around the World. In recent years, our work in cyber security, automation, telecommunications and cloud-based architecture have become increasingly specialised, and we strive to help our customers to stay ahead of the curve.

For many SMBs, Lineal are a dedicated IT team providing a fully-managed service that would be difficult to obtain in-house. Among larger organisations, we can assist with one or more specific pieces of the puzzle at a strategic level, or for the duration of specialist technology projects. In other cases, our team will supplement an organisation’s existing technical personnel, and help provide trusted additional staffing resource at critical moments.

Lineal’s flagship software product is SQLWorks – a powerful ERP and business management platform for integrated manufacturing (MRP), accounting, stock control, customer relations management (CRM) and more. Our in-house Software Development team work across desktop, mobile and web platforms in numerous languages, and are entirely based in the UK – an asset that sets us apart from many service providers. We are part of the Omnis Developer Network, and for many years have helped organise the successful EurOmnis Developer Conference.

Evolving over four decades, SQLWorks is now on version 10 for Windows and macOS, is officially recognised by HMRC for Making Tax Digital, and undergoes a continual software development cycle.

Our team hail from a broad range of professional and technical backgrounds, and we take our responsibilities as an equal opportunity employer seriously – benefiting from the skills of our hidden talents staff and our relentless focus on staff training.

We invest in young people via Apprenticeships (including Degree Apprenticeships) in partnership with institutions of Higher Education, and provide a number of Work Experience placements every year to students from local schools. Lineal is an Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award signatory and a Disability Confident Employer.

One thing has not changed since I bought that very first Macintosh ‘Personal Computer’. Never forget: if our customers succeed, we succeed.”

Mike Matthews, M.D

At all times, our priority is the needs and expectations of our client’s business: to learn more about us, please contact our team today.


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