Who are we?

TCB Consulting is a software development and business solutions provider based in Jersey, Channel Islands, and has been providing professional services to clients locally and worldwide for over 20 years.

Ascent Software is a premier software development house that offers its products and services to customers all over the world and operates from Malta. Our skills, knowledge, experience and expertise span across various different verticals including finance, telecoms, eGov & eHealth, postal, and energy as well as across the Microsoft, Java/EJB/J2EE, and Oracle technology stacks.

Bringing together the best of both worlds, TCB Consulting and Ascent Software have teamed up to deliver long-term value added software relationships in the Channel Islands. Leveraging a deep knowledge of the local market coupled with a vastly experienced team of software developers in Malta, we deliver consistently high quality solutions to a discerning client set.

Our Story

1995 - TCB founded

TCB has been in business for over 20 years. Our core competency is software development and maintenance and we have built up an impressive portfolio of clients and systems. Packages include an Online Legislation Information System, over 40 Employee Benefit Plan administration systems (a number of them for FTSE top 100 clients), an innovative, integrated eCommerce solution (eStore), and Grassroots, an HR and offshore payroll package for the Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar jurisdictions paying some 10,000 staff per month. TCB has also supplied a variety of fulfilment system solutions to a number of organisations in the online retail and fulfilment space operating in the Channel Islands.

2003 - Ascent Software founded

Ascent Software was set up in 2003 by Joseph Sultana, the company's managing director, and Dr John Abela, director and CTO. Ascent Software is a software development house that operates from Malta and has partners and affiliates in Jersey, London and the Caribbean. We have successfully delivered projects in Europe, the Channel Islands, the Caribbean, North America, and the Middle East.

2010 - TCB acquired Itex Business Solutions

In 2010, TCB successfully completed the acquisition of Itex’s Business Solutions department, bringing on board some exceedingly experienced staff members and providing a seamless transition for their clients. TCB acquired all of Itex's intellectual property, software, projects, clients, contracts and packages increasing the breadth and depth of our offering to the market.

2010 to 2014 - Ascent delivered multiple projects in Jersey & Guernsey

Through its partner network, Ascent has been working on complex projects for important companies and institutions in the Channel Islands. These include large scale projects for Jersey Post, Guernsey Post, JTC Group, Richmond Trust Foundation and many others.

2011 - Ascent launched Trident in the Channel Islands

Trident Pooling, a cash management and treasury software was being launched in Jersey and Guernsey in 2011. The system, initially designed for trusts, has encountered a significant success in the Channel Islands. This led to the development of two additional products: Trident Payments and Bookkeeping which were released in July 2014.

2014 - The partnership between TCB and Ascent Software established

In early 2014, discussions started with Ascent Software about forming a partnership in order to answer the increasing demand for premium software development in the Channel Islands. TCB’s and Ascent’s combined ability in analysis and design means that systems will be built right first time, in a quick and cost-effective manner.

Today we are able to offer services from business process re-engineering to software development and produce fit for purpose systems all delivered on time, to a specification which has been thoroughly researched, tightly scoped and fitted to your business needs. Our access to developers with a strong mathematical background means we are very comfortable developing and supporting complex solutions such as forex, algorithmic trading and arbitrage.

Our Portfolio

TCB and Ascent have been in business for almost 20 years. Our core competency is software development and maintenance and we have built up an impressive portfolio of clients and systems.