AN ALL-FEMALE leadership team are celebrating after their Flintshire-based software company won a prestigious national industry award.

Itas Solutions, located on Mold High Street, was crowned ‘Sage Intacct Partner of the Year’ at the Sage Partner Awards FY20.

Its most recent accolade marks a five-year streak in which the team have either reached the finals or won at the Sage UK Awards.

Hannah Munro, Itas Solutions’ co-founder and managing director, said: “We consider Sage’s cloud-based financial management software to be ‘Best in Class’, so we are absolutely over the moon to receive this latest recognition from a multinational company with truly British roots.

“Itas Solutions became the first ever UK partner of Sage Intacct less than six months ago. Since then, we have been working with both the Sage 200 and Sage Intacct teams to deliver a number of successful projects. We have also been involved in helping to shape the future of Sage Technologies with our participation in various partner panels."

Sage is one of the the UK's biggest providers of software to help small and medium sized businesses run their accounts and payroll systems.

She added: "On behalf of everyone at Itas Solutions, I would like to express our sincerest thanks to Sage UK.

"In addition to successfully expanding our client base and increasing turnover by 15 per cent over the last year, we are proud to have participated in local employment schemes such as Jobs Growth Wales.

"Our ambitions now lie in strengthening our physical presence nationwide and growing our product range, as well as continuing to invest in our team and support our local community.”

Hannah Munro is pictured outside the Itas Solutions premises on High Street, Mold

Hannah Munro is pictured outside the Itas Solutions premises on High Street, Mold

Originally founded in 1995 by Hannah’s father Ron Lincoln, who worked as a sole trader, Itas Solutions rode the wave of cloud-based technology to become a nationwide enterprise after Hannah joined the business 10 years ago.

Today, the team is on a mission to help small and medium sized enterprises across multiple industries to build scalable and profitable businesses using Sage Technologies.

“It was rare to be a female co-founder in tech when I came on board with dad at the age of 24,” explained Hannah, who now works alongside Head of Operations Sarah Kneale.

"Ten years on, our all-female leadership team is still uncommon in what continues to be a male-dominated sector, but I believe that our diverse, inclusive and growing workforce is what has helped us to achieve our success.”

The Sage Partner Awards FY20 were presented in a virtual ceremony.

Introducing Itas Solutions as the category winner, Sage UK’s managing director, Paul Struthers, said: “Their approach to their clients is really infectious and is driven by every member in their close-knit team; their attitude and engagement is spot on.

They get genuinely excited not only by winning and expanding their organisation, but in delivering solutions that really drive value into their clients’ businesses.

"They are fun to work with, have a ‘can do’ attitude and build really excellent relationships with their customers – always going the extra mile to ensure the experience is second to none.”

Itas Solutions’ previous accolades include a Daily Post Business Awards ‘Business of the Year (up to 50 employees)’ win in 2019 and a finalist placing in the ‘Small Business of the Year’ category at the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce Awards that same year.