The Group was founded in 1974 by Richard Wolfe, then an idealistic young software developer. It has maintained both its independence and its character throughout the years that have followed. And all of the Group companies enjoy long and productive relationships with their clients.

As the company has grown, so it has moved into various highly specialised business areas – with software solutions for property management, insurance broking, financial messaging and payroll– and in each of these areas it has developed mission critical systems on which clients are able to base their businesses.

The four companies that comprise the Trace Group are primarily business specialists, focused on each of these sectors. But they are technology specialists too, as mission critical solutions cannot survive without best of breed software. Constant evolution and investment in innovation is why the Trace Group continues to thrive almost 40 years after its foundation.

TRACE ISYS

Leading supplier of business-critical software to insurance and reinsurance brokers.

TRACE FINANCIAL

Leading provider of advanced messaging solutions, helping major financial institutions to communicate complex business information.

TRACE PAYROLL SERVICES

Well established and respected company with more than 30 years’ experience providing quality managed payroll services.

TRACE SOLUTIONS

Supplies several of the best known property management packages in the UK.

OWNED BY ITS EMPLOYEES

The Trace Group is wholly owned and run by its employees. Its status as an independent, employee-owned company was assured in 2007, when Richard Wolfe used his own shareholding to help fund the contested but ultimately successful management buyout.

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND!

Prior to that, the Trace Group had a listing on the London Stock Exchange main market. Trace was the first company ever to move from public ownership to employee share ownership, a feat it achieved without the need for any external finance.

It therefore remains completely in control of its own destiny.