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About Start Software

Start Software is an award-winning developer and leading publisher of asbestos software, systems for the legal services industry and more.

Want to know more about asbestos software Alpha Tracker? Alpha Tracker is the most used asbestos software in the UK, Australia & New Zealand with more than 60m items of asbestos data stored.

Our legal services software Alpha Legal helps will writers, accountants, solicitors, IFAs and estate agents to communicate securely with clients. Read about developments here on the blog.

Or need help with Alpha Anywhere or Alpha Transform projects or software development? You'll find useful info here.

ATEC are the latest asbestos consultancy to switch to Alpha Tracker. Welcome on board!

ATEC (Scotland) are the latest asbestos consultancy to choose asbestos software Alpha Tracker to power their business.

Providing the complete range of asbestos services, Alan and his team are delighted to receive enquiries from new clients.  Go to for more information.

Visit the ATEC website for details of the asbestos services provided

Can we help your asbestos consultancy to become more efficient and give a better service to your clients?  Take a look at our website and get in touch!

Tracker Mobile webinar recording is now ready to watch. Pick up some tips & tricks to save time on-site

Alpha Tracker Tips & Tricks Webinar #6 is now online.  Thanks to everyone who joined to watch!

Jack, Kim & Dan were joined by our wonderful Alpha Tracker asbestos software users (thank you!) to see how spend less time surveying by using useful techniques in Tracker Mobile.

Click to watch on YouTube

Did you miss it?  No problem, watch the 20-minute session below and make sure you register in time for the next one - Tuesday 29 August at 12:30!  

Next webinar, next Tuesday! Join us for a Tips & Tricks session to learn how to save time on site using asbestos data capture app, Tracker Mobile

Join us on Tuesday 25 July at 12:30 for a free 20-minute webinar to show you some Tracker Mobile tips & tricks.

We're showing you how to even more productive on-site with some time-saving techniques.  We think that Alpha Tracker is the most efficient asbestos site data capture app on the market.  Take a look for yourself!

Join the Alpha Tracker team for a 20-minute webinar

Not registered for our monthly webinars?  Click here and register for free:

PS send us questions in advance if you want to be sure we'll get to them - click here

Welcome Roth Associates - our latest Alpha Tracker asbestos consultancy

A big welcome to Lee and team at Roth Associates, the latest asbestos consultancy to switch to asbestos software Alpha Tracker.

Director Lee leads the Roth Associates' asbestos team

Can we help your asbestos consultancy to automate your surveys, streamline your business and improve the service you give your clients?  Do get in touch!

Can you support our old friend Tim McIntyre in his fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support?

Our old friend and Alpha Tracker user Tim McIntyre has just finished an amazing challenge with his daughter to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you know Tim (and many of you in the asbestos community will), you'll know this is a long way out of his comfort zone.  A LONG way!  Almost as long as the hike he's just completed...

Support Tim & his daughter Victoria

Please do support this amazing cause by clicking here:

Act Now on Asbestos! We're part of the Sunday Times' asbestos campaign for our schools and hospitals

We've been talking to the Sunday Times' journalists for a few weeks now, helping them to understand the shockingly poor condition of asbestos in our schools and hospitals.

Our "Damage" report has helped them to gather their evidence and we're so pleased that such a prestigious national newspaper has taken the time to really understood the problem affecting so many of our public buildings.

Their new Act Now on Asbestos campaign has five ambitious but practical steps.  We are fully supporting the campaign.

Congratulations to journalist Steve Boggan and the Sunday Times 

You can still request a free printed copy of "Damage: The Poor Condition of Asbestos in our Schools, Hospitals & Houses" by clicking here:

Jeremy Vine has picked up on the problem of asbestos in our schools and hospitals

We've just been listening to the Jeremy Vine BBC radio programme from Wednesday.  Here's the link (listen from 1 hr 5 minutes into the programme).

Listen to the Jeremy Vine programme from 12 July 2023

Jeremy and his callers and studio guests were talking about the problem of asbestos in schools and hospitals, in particular.  The amazing Liz Darlison and Helen Bone were also on the programme talking about the disease and the impact is has had on them personally.

Copy of our "Damage" report, all about the poor state of asbestos in our schools, hospitals and houses, are still available for free.  Send us your name and address here and we'll post you a copy.

Thank you UKATA! What a night to celebrate success and achievement in the asbestos industry

Thank you UKATA! What an amazing evening of fun, food and fabulous people including, and especially, Mavis & Ray Nye and the inspirational keynote speaker, Kriss Akabusi.

We won!  Not quite sure how, but we did!

It was the UKATA Awards evening, held every five years, and Mavis & Ray had a standing ovation when they were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. I don't think I've ever felt more heartfelt warmth and appreciation in a room.

We were so grateful to be awarded the Innovation Award for our contribution to the industry with our asbestos software, Alpha Tracker, and our OpenAsbestos data sharing initiative.

Fingers crossed! We're up for an award tonight

Robin & Catherine are off to the UKATA Awards ceremony!

Start Software is shortlisted for the Excellence in Innovation Award 2023 for our OpenAsbestos initiative, helping to unlock asbestos data, everywhere.

Fingers and toes crossed!

Wish us luck!  Don't suppose we'll win but it will be lovely to catch up with old friends, Alpha Tracker clients and business partners from across the UK asbestos industry and far beyond!!!

Support stats for June 2023 are ready

June was boringly similar to May!

Our Support Desk answered 809 calls (slightly up from the 755 in May) and resolved 96% of the high-priority problems within 2 hours. 90% of all tickets were solved within the timescales set by the caller.

In case you're wondering, this is a model, not a member of our Support Team!

Don't forget, our Support Team are available to help you 24x7 via your local rate number.

Biotech join the Alpha Tracker asbestos software family. Welcome!

Welcome to Scott Flamank and the Biotech Environmental team and thank you for joining the Alpha Tracker family.

Biotech Environmental have received their Alpha Tracker training

Can we help your environmental consultancy improve efficiency throughout your business, from quote to invoice and with everything covered in between?  Get in touch! (Aus/NZ or UK).

Australian energy giant AGL to manage asbestos with Alpha Tracker

Judy, Leanne & Jess in our Adelaide office have just announced that Australian energy giant AGL will be using asbestos software Alpha Tracker.

The AGL website 

AGL supplies around 4.3 million customers and has a turnover approaching  AU$1bn.  It's great to have another large business on board with asbestos software Alpha Tracker, enabling us to develop it even further and even faster.

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