About us

Roar IT are a small, highly skilled team of software development professionals based in the heart of the North West.

A little bit about us…

We specialise in areas of software development that are often considered unfashionable but that are crucial to the efficiency and profitability of our clients.  Other developers are often reluctant to take on backend systems integration and legacy systems support while here at Roar IT we relish the opportunity to help our clients streamline their business processes to provide cost and resource savings and efficiencies, ultimately enabling growth.

We are advocates of the ‘agile’ approach to software development believing that the best solutions are produced when working software is released as early as possible with beneficial changes and improvements being made based on feedback from the end users.

Our aim is to always develop software that is well engineered; sensibly and consistently set out; easy to read and amend; and easy to use.  No amount of documentation can compensate for poorly written code and we consider our code to be truly self documenting.  We are proud that our software can be handed over to other developers to be maintained, if required, with little fuss.

Get in touch to explore how we can help you

We believe that the simplest solution is,
more often than not, the best solution.

At Roar IT, we work predominantly with open source tools on unix platforms such as:

  • Linux based OS
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Javascript + Jquery

“We work with our customers to identify their problems and identify opportunities to improve their efficiency. The customer is involved in the whole development process to ensure the proposed solution is fit for purpose.”

Paul McKay
Founder & Lead Developer

Paul McKay has over 20 years experience in software development and formed Roar IT in 2015.
Working closely with his team of developers Paul believes Roar IT are well positioned to deliver the personal service you expect to get from a single contractor with all the benefits of truly engaging with a company. Paul is a results focused, no-nonsense systems architect and software developer who encourages his team to continue developing themselves as well as their software solutions and knowledge.

It’s not just software projects that Paul likes to get his teeth into though – he usually has a couple of DIY projects on the go too (when he’s not rehearsing with his rock band, tinkering with his car or watching football!). A family man, Paul also enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.