We have moved Office Again!!

On 29th November 2019. After a brief time in Barnstaple, EX31 1EU Devon. We have moved back to London with our new owners No Problem Technologies. Our physical address will be 169 Hamilton Road, London SE27 9SW, United Kingdom. Nothing else changes. We have also changed the location of our server: www.caliach.com is now in Hong Kong while www.caliach.co.uk will be in London. See out latest news.

Introducing Colin Robinson

Caliach would like to announce the appointment of the newest addition to our team.

Colin Robinson joins us with a wealth of experience in Sales, Accountancy and Business Management in the role of Chief Executive Officer. His responsibilities will include driving the company forward globally and relieving Chris Ross of much of the tasks with which he is currently burdened, leaving him free to convert all our customers to Version 5, move onto the new MUM system and to deal with the question troubling all UK businesses, “What is 'Making Tax Digital' all about?”.

Colin can be contacted at colinrobinson@caliach.com and we welcome him to the team.


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Announcement - 28th August 2019

Sale of Caliach Ltd.

The following update statement has was released by Chris Ross - Managing Director, Caliach Ltd on 29th November 2019:

-- Like London Busses; you wait for hours and then 3 come at once! This is an update of an update.

Since my email of yesterday I have reason to bother you all again.

Firstly, I need to thank many of you for the overwhelming response to my earlier News Update. The good wishes and empathetic messages to me personally moved me greatly. Thank you, and I hope the rest of this News Update will reassure you that I retain my marbles and you can look forward to further good news in the weeks and months to come. Again, Thank you for your good wishes.

Many of you, understandably expressed concern for the future of Caliach and your continued use of Caliach Vision. I can't answer each of your emails individually, I'm afraid as my fingers don't run that quick, so I would be grateful if you could take this News Update as a response to those emails of concern.

In my daily life, everyday throws up it's own surprises - sometimes early, sometimes late, but rarely never. Today it was early! In fact so early the sun had hardly risen properly (in Thailand at least it always does!) as my two young kids left for school, bouncing down the corridor in rhythm to the dawn chorus when suddenly my mobile went into overdrive. Oh, no, I thought, another customer, who cant tell the time, phoning to bully me for an indefinite license. To my surprise It wasn't. Quite the contrary, it was a What's App offer from a serious player to buy Caliach Ltd. It is a very reasonable offer, very sensibly framed, So even before the kids reached school, I had accepted it. It has to take it's course during today, but I am optimistic we are on the right page so feel free to announce that Caliach Ltd will soon be sold to Simon Pither of No Problem Technologies. So rest assured, good customers, a new team will soon be taking over, with new younger vigor and lots of positive ideas and will be in touch with you soon. Personally, I just hope this time it all goes through OK.

Chris Ross 29th November 2019

The following update statement has was released by Chris Ross - Managing Director, Caliach Ltd on 27th November 2019:

Since the collapse of the Sale of Caliach Ltd to Mike Matthews in late August 2019, the company and my personal situation have gone from bad to worse. Our attempts to find a new buyer have so far failed, although,at time of writing are ongoing. One promissing prospect required us to sever ties with Lineal as a pre-cursor to negotiations. This, while understandable, had the negative effect of alienating our support contractors who realised the consequent loss of business was iminent giving them little incentive to effect a smooth transfer. So support to customers was effectively suspended for 2 weeks, for which we appologise. In the meantime I suffered a further mini-stroke, we did a successful V5 upgrade in Australia, and attempted, unsuccessfully, a V3.1 to 5 upgrade in Ireland remotly. Meanwhile finances took a decided hit from legal and accounting costs for the aborted sale, reducing our freedom to mitigate the damage. It has become obvious that Caliach Ltd is unlikely to be sold unless I make guarantees of my involvement, and that I am unable to do, given my health,age and family obligations. In these circumstances I feel the only honorable course of action is to liquidate the company. I will then return to being an independant Consultant, as I had been when I wrote CaliachMRP, the forrunner to Caliach Vision in 1988-9 before establishing Caliach Ltd in 1990. It is a shame that it has come to this, however, it was perhaps inevitable. The liquidator will take over in due course. I will bow out at the end of November, meanwhile Colin Robinson will remain CEO until 30th December 2019.

Chris Ross 27th November 2019


The following statement has was released by Chris Ross - Managing Director, Caliach Ltd on 28th August 2019:

It was recently announced that Caliach Ltd. would be sold to Mike Matthews of Lineal Software. After more than 30 years of working full time with this programme, the plan was for Chris Ross, MD, to devote half his time to Caliach and the other half to pursuing his retirement interests.

Chris and Mike met to discuss this proposed take-over and reached an agreement which satisfied them both. So confident were they that the needs of both of them and, most importantly, the needs of Caliach’s customers, would be exceeded, that they both put out an announcement to customers of their intentions and set a date for the transfer of the business of 1st. August 2019.

Unfortunately, their simple and mutually beneficial agreement then had to be put to their respective lawyers and accountants and that is when things went horribly wrong. More than a month further on and Caliach customers were beginning to be affected so Chris and Mike have agreed that they can take things no further. Lineal will, however, continue to provide full Support to customers, as has been the case for the last few years, for the foreseeable future.

Chris would still like to semi-retire but said “I will not do so at the expense of my loyal customers” so they have recently been presented with a number of options for the future and their responses are awaited. In the meantime, customers are assured that they and their systems will continue to be supported by Chris Ross, Lineal and Colin Robinson until Chris is confident that they will be equally, or better, served by someone else.

Best Regards....

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