We principally specialise in software development, modernisation and integration for the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our expertise is in Microsoft .NET, SQL Server, BizTalk Server and SharePoint Server.

Our custom software engineering is focused on business solutions and provides our clients with software tailored to meet specific business requirements. We can readily claim to be one of the UK’s pioneers of custom cloud-based software and integration from the very beginnings in the late ’90s.

Experts you can rely on

Geoff Ballard

Chief Technical Officer

 

As Co-Founder of Ballard Chalmers, Geoff is the company’s CTO, directing technical strategy, overseeing technical consultants, managing larger development projects and ensuring technical delivery quality standards. Geoff has been a SQL Server consultant since the very first beta release by Microsoft and is a trainer and author in Microsoft technology, including the courses ‘Transact-SQL Programming’, ‘Microsoft BizTalk Server’ and ‘Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Administration’. These courses are delivered throughout the world. Born in 1957, Geoff holds a BA (Hons) degree in mathematics, an MSc in Database Management Systems from the University of London and also is a C.Eng (Chartered Engineer). Additionally he is a certified SQL Server Development and Administration MCITP and MCTS. In his spare time, Geoff is a keen sailor and likes island hopping in the Mediterranean.

Andrew Chalmers

Managing Director

 

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in business management. With consultant project manager, interim manager and Managing Director roles particularly in the engineering and manufacturing sector and over much of the world, Andrew brings the business-side experience to complement Geoff’s technical leadership. In 1998 Andrew created one of the very first cloud software development consultancies in the UK, which developed a very early-adoption corporate intranet for Hewlett Packard Europe amongst many other groundbreaking projects. Outside of business Andrew fulfils his childhood dream of racing a classic Porsche 911. He is also very active in the support of human rights charities in India and the subcontinent. Andrew is proudly Australian, despite his English accent!

Experts you can rely on

Geoff Ballard

Chief Technical Officer

 

As Co-Founder of Ballard Chalmers, Geoff is the company’s CTO, directing technical strategy, overseeing technical consultants, managing larger development projects and ensuring technical delivery quality standards. Geoff has been a SQL Server consultant since the very first beta release by Microsoft and is a trainer and author in Microsoft technology, including the courses ‘Transact-SQL Programming’, ‘Microsoft BizTalk Server’ and ‘Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Administration’. These courses are delivered throughout the world. Born in 1957, Geoff holds a BA (Hons) degree in mathematics, an MSc in Database Management Systems from the University of London and also is a C.Eng (Chartered Engineer). Additionally he is a certified SQL Server Development and Administration MCITP and MCTS. In his spare time, Geoff is a keen sailor and likes island hopping in the Mediterranean.

Andrew Chalmers

Managing Director

 

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in business management. With consultant project manager, interim manager and Managing Director roles particularly in the engineering and manufacturing sector and over much of the world, Andrew brings the business-side experience to complement Geoff’s technical leadership. In 1998 Andrew created one of the very first cloud software development consultancies in the UK, which developed a very early-adoption corporate intranet for Hewlett Packard Europe amongst many other groundbreaking projects. Outside of business Andrew fulfils his childhood dream of racing a classic Porsche 911. He is also very active in the support of human rights charities in India and the subcontinent. Andrew is proudly Australian, despite his English accent!