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WE ARE BALLARD CHALMERS

NOT JUST SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
WE ARE SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

Ballard Chalmers, part of the Transparity Group, is one of the UK’s leading Microsoft consultancy practices specialising in custom software. Specifically development, integration and support for enterprise applications on the Microsoft platform.

Ballard Chalmers is principally dedicated to new custom software development, modernisation of legacy applications and integration for the Azure Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems.

Our primary focus today is Microsoft Azure cloud-native custom development, Azure Integration Services and Modern Data Warehouse. Our technology expertise encompasses Microsoft .NET, SQL Server and BizTalk Server.

As a Microsoft Partner with multiple gold certifications, we have a well-earned reputation for delivering expert service in these technologies, and for doing so at sensible rates.

SOME OF OUR ENGAGEMENTS

FLEXIBLE AND EXPERT SERVICES

At Ballard Chalmers, as a consultancy company, we deliver our application development services to best suit our clients. Whether it’s short-term consultancy, end-to-end project delivery outsource partnering, extended team augmentation, or long-term application support and DevOps, we will deliver our technical skills and expertise to your requirements. Our core services give us great flexibility to work with you across any point of the development life cycle.

With development outsourcing, our expert technical staff can take on your custom software at any point in the development cycle.
We back up IT teams with consultants and engineers off and on-site for longer-term in-house managed projects.
Our consultants provide you with specialist expertise across the Microsoft enterprise development and integration stack.
We provide ongoing support and DevOps for live custom applications deployed in the Azure cloud and datacentres.

They’re approachable people, and they clearly care about the quality of their work. Geoff and Andrew were always happy to speak with stakeholders via a phone call.

Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company

After searching for the right partner for quite a while, we came across Ballard Chalmers. It quickly became apparent they were the perfect fit for our business. The professionalism, technical ability and quality of the people who work at Ballard Chalmers shone through.

Managing Director – AppCan

Future clients should trust Ballard Chalmers to perform well. It isn’t necessary to overspecify the project, they will totally understand the solutions you’re trying to achieve.

CIO – United Living

Ballard Chalmers’ development speed generated more updates in six months than the last three years’ total. The team’s detailed approach and level of technical expertise assure that minimal product testing is required before launch. Their level of engagement stands out among others in the field.

Managing Director – AppCan

We appreciate all the project input from Ballard Chalmers, who not only developed the system rapidly and without disruption, but suggested enhancements to our original concept. The system is creating opportunities for even better patient care than envisaged at the start of the project.

IT Manager – Queen Victoria Hospital

All three of our major projects have been delivered on time. Any delays came from our side. We have 1,000 users because it’s used by the whole organization. It’s used quite heavily on a daily basis, too. The application has tracked 50,000-60,000 incidents by now.

Head of IT – Young Epilepsy

Ballard Chalmers has consistently exceeded our expectations in terms of teamwork, deadlines, cost and quality of deliverables. They are a real pleasure to work with and I often joke that they are one of my few IT providers that help me sleep at night. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them highly to other organisations.

CIO – United Living

At every point Ballard Chalmers brought expert technical knowledge combined with ability to make the complex and often confusing simple and organised. I wholeheartedly recommend Ballard Chalmers

CEO – Ratio Creative

Their team is proactive and goes beyond the role of a supplier. They’re more of a partner and fill in that role perfectly. Their team’s not afraid to tell us when they think that we should pursue a different option.

IT Manager, Y.CO

Ballard Chalmers has consistently provided a service that has matched or exceeded expectations within the agreed budget and timescale. They were receptive to our on-going suggestions and changing requirements and able to act promptly throughout. We look forward to working with them more in the future and would recommend them highly.

Director – Fenix Insight

MEET OUR CTO

Geoff Ballard is our co-founder and Chief Technical Officer. He oversees the technical team and is very hands-on in major software development projects.

Geoff is an all-round Microsoft enterprise platform expert and has a depth of expertise that is rarely matched. His 30+ years of consultancy practice experience offers a safe pair of hands and an ability for deep problem solving where needed.

We invite you to take advantage of a no-cost informal review and discussion of your project with him.

THE RIGHT PLACE, THE RIGHT TIME

Whether it is application modernisation, custom software development for cloud or on-premises, migrating systems to the cloud or integrating online and offline systems, Ballard Chalmers has the expertise and experience to support your application development requirements.

Our experts can help you at any point in the software development cycle and have vast experience of doing so for clients across a range of industries.

As a Microsoft Gold partner, our developers are hands on with Azure cloud application development, .NET Core, Xamarin, SQL Server, Azure Integration Services and BizTalk Server day in and day out. Our expertise and insight become yours.

We work with you to understand your requirements and translate this into reliable code to deliver a system that exceeds expectations and, most importantly, works.

We work closely and consultatively so that the full business requirements are captured and analysed. This ensures that business processes are reflected in the software architecture and that designs are streamlined, efficient and flow logically. Proper design, architecture and user experience are essential to systems that function very well.

Once development is completed, we are happy to continue working with you as your long-term partner – assisting with consulting, support, resourcing, ongoing system enhancements and further development.

WE ARE SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

Ballard Chalmers designs, builds, integrates and supports bespoke enterprise applications on the Microsoft Platform. Our Microsoft Gold Partner status, decades of experience, and our array of long-term clients are all testimony to our commitment to meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations. By capturing your ideas and business goals, we aim to create the best possible software for you, on time and in budget.

DESIGN

Understanding your wishes enables us to capture your business requirements in the software architecture and designs.

BUILD

Our expert developers build the custom software to agreed specifications utilizing the Microsoft technology stack.

INTEGRATE

Our integration development experts integrate your disparate systems into a cohesive framework, be it cloud, on-premises or hybrid.

SUPPORT

Ongoing support is provided by our software engineers to keep your bespoke software running smoothly.

Why Ballard Chalmers

HERITAGE

We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer with the combined experience of our managers in consultancy practices stretching back over 30+ years.

EXPERTISE

We are not just software developers; we are software engineers. As software engineers, we are technical problem solvers. We work with Microsoft technology on a daily basis and we bring that experience to you.

MICROSOFT GOLD PARTNERS

Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners have attained Gold Microsoft competencies, demonstrating best-in-class. We have met extensive technology requirements, proving our expertise.

A Transparity Company

As part of the Transparity Group, you access not just our expertise but the specialist services of the whole group, ranging from security, managed services, licencing and more.
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