A SOFTWARE company has been nominated for an accolade at a prestigious awards night.

Roar Software at Dorset Road Enterprise Centre in Atherton has made the shortlist for the Software Innovation of the Year award at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs).

The company, founded in 2015 by Paul McKay, from Hindley, is made up of a small team of software developers that provide systems integration and bespoke services.

Now in its 15th year, the DEAs is the only ceremony that celebrates digital entrepreneurism and innovation in the UK.

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Inside Roar Software's office at Dorset Road Enterprise Centre in Atherton

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Gavin Gration, 25, has been a developer at the company for more than two years.

He said: "Developing elegant solutions to complex problems has always excited me and being able to do it as part of a close-knit team with access to a growing stack of technologies is very rewarding.

"Each week presents different puzzles and the opportunity to learn and experiment.

"I get a lot out of my work at Roar and highly value the knowledge and personal development that I have acquired throughout my employment."

The finalists beat off competition from hundreds of businesses that entered across 20 award categories.

Business development manager Judy Marsh said: “Being selected as a finalist for the DEAs is amazing.

"Software Innovation of the Year is a strongly contested category and even to get this far is a great achievement."

Previous winners of the awards span a range of sectors from retail giants such as Sainsbury’s and PrettyLittleThing to smaller, more agile digital specialists like Social Chain and Clicky Media.

President of techUK and chairwoman chair of Digital Leaders, Jacqueline de Rojas, is on the judging panel.

She said: “We are known as a nation of innovators and of entrepreneurs.

"It is quite simply a privilege to judge the technologies and innovators at the frontier of change.

“The UK is a nation of technological significance and shining a light on entrepreneurship in this space is a way of investing in our digital future.

“I have seen the smallest of changes make the biggest of differences and I am delighted to see the creativity of our digital entrepreneurs fixing real-world problems that are worth solving.”

The awards night takes place in Manchester on Thursday, November 21.