In this the age of the internet entrepreneur it’s not uncommon to hear of businesses starting life in a garage, bedroom or shed at the bottom of the garden, but back in 1980 it wasn’t such a common occurrence.

Yet, from his home in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr Barry Wood, recognised the limitations of the financial programs on market and set about creating his own.

That software evolved into the IPS you know today. Our team and our offices are much bigger now but we still love nothing more than rising to the challenge of, “It would be great if it could do this…”.

IPS Timeline

1980

1980

Turnkey Computer Technology Limited established by
Dr. Barry Wood in Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in financial and bespoke software systems development. Business users could also purchase desktop computers – Superbrains. Early customers included East Kilbride Development Corporation and Coopers & Lybrand.

1982

1982

Rapid growth prompts an office move to Charing Cross, Glasgow. Turnkey shares 10 Somerset Place with Grainger & Co., Chartered Accountants and Insolvency Practitioners, who quickly became Turnkey customers. Our range, services, clients, staff and turnover begin to grow.

1985

1985

Turnkey’s unique Insolvency Practitioners System – better known as IPS launches in DOS format. Our tailored software solution greatly improves efficiency for IPs and their staff. Early adopters include Coopers & Lybrand, Arthur Andersen and Douglas Laing & Jackson. Turnkey become authorised Compaq re-sellers.

1989

1989

We hold the first IPS Annual User Group Meeting.

1993

1993

Turnkey moves to Thornton Lodge in Glasgow. Microsoft Windows NT is released.

1994

1994

Turnkey appoints Core Technology Solutions PTY limited to market IPS in Australia and New Zealand.

1995

1995

IPS continues to evolve with the introduction of IPS for Windows featuring; drop down menus, point and click technology and the ability to export data to other industry standard Microsoft products such as Word and Excel.

1996

1996

Having done many a work placement, Tony Wood officially joins the company to manage the development team. Turnkey becomes an authorised Navision Solution Centre (6th in the UK), customising Navision software. CORE customers upgrade to IPS for Windows.

2001

2001

Turnkey sponsors Insol Conference in London. IPS boasts 2200 users and 420 client sites.

2002

2002

Tony Wood was appointed Managing Director and Dr Barry Wood becomes Chairman.

2005

2005

Turnkey and CORE sponsor Insol 2005 in Sydney and the company celebrates 25 years of success.

2006

2006

IPS for Microsoft SQL Server launches offering greatly enhanced functionality and multiple user benefits. Seamless integration is now possible between IPS, Microsoft Office Suite and other third party products. Turnkey become SILVER Microsoft Partners for Business Software and Infrastructure. Turnkey acquires CORE Australia PTY and Jim Downey FCA is appointed Director.

2007

2007

Turnkey are appointed GOLD Microsoft Partner.

2010

2010

The Turnkey Group is formed. Turnkey announce a new corporate structure with three key divisions:

  • Turnkey Computer Technology
  • Turnkey Business Software
  • Turnkey Infrastructure Solutions

The IPS Creditor Portal launches enabling online interaction between all stakeholders in the insolvency process.

Turnkey’s 100th Microsoft Dynamics NAV site goes live.

2015

2015

IPS is available for the first time from Turnkey’s cloud platform.

IPS goes from strength to strength with 390 businesses over 750 sites with 6,500 users globally.

2017

2017

We are pleased to be headline sponsors at Insol 2017 in Sydney. Current totals for the IPS Creditor Portal hit record number – 44555 cases, 36653 documents accessed by 42822 creditors.