With a heritage of over 30 years, the company is driven by its founders Geoff Ballard and Andrew Chalmers who have distinct backgrounds in technology and business, yet share the same desire to simply make things work better in business.
We deliver a flexible and mature approach to application development and have adapted methodologies and terms of business to suit the requirements of our clients. Our real-world business and technical expertise mean we are able to work with clients to find the best possible way of interpreting briefs commercially to deliver projects in scope, on time and in budget.
Our clients include leading public and private sector organisations in all major industry sectors; particularly energy & utilities, financial services, non-profit, education and health.
We deliver a flexible approach to application development and have adapted methodologies and terms of business to suit the requirements of our clients.
In the main, we provide IT executives and managers of large organisations with expertise and skills on an outsource service and technical partnership basis to help to achieve your programme objectives. Our commitment to our clients is that we will bring the best possible expertise and skill sets to the partnership.
We work with UK enterprises on a broad and varied range of projects. From designing and developing new applications that support business innovation and business process streamlining; to existing application modernisation and systems integrations – particularly today with hybrid cloud systems, integrating online and offline enterprise systems securely and efficiently.
Our core services give us great flexibility to work with clients across any point of the development life cycle.
Ballard Chalmers is a Gold Microsoft Partner. We have achieved multiple competencies including Gold Data Platform, Gold Application Integration, Silver Application Development, Silver Cloud Platform and Silver Independent Software Vendor. As well as being a recognised Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider.
Only the top 5% of Microsoft Partners have attained Microsoft competencies, meeting extensive technology requirements and demonstrating expertise through rigorous exams.
As a Microsoft Partner we benefit from specialised technical support and services from Microsoft, which means we can serve you better.
International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners
Ballard Chalmers is a member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP). A non-profit organisation that represents Microsoft´s best partners around the globe.
Since 1994, IAMCP has been bringing Microsoft Partners together to leverage our joint strengths in delivering world class solutions to clients while enhancing ties to Microsoft.
The Microsoft Partner Network is the strongest ecosystem in the industry and IAMCP builds on that strength, delivering even more value to Microsoft Partnerships.
Crown Commercial Service Supplier
Ballard Chalmers is an official supplier for the Crown Commercial Service for the ‘Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3’ framework. This service aids the research, designing, building, testing and delivery of software applications and digital services within the public sector.
The framework has been agreed between the government and Ballard Chalmers to offer custom software development to public sector organisations.
Quality Control & Assurance
Quality Management ISO 9001:2008
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) provide guidance and tools to ensure our products and services consistently meet client requirements. ISO 9001 is the only ISO standard that requires certification.
As an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation, audited by Quality Management Systems (QMS), we measure our performance on an ongoing basis and strive to consistently improve it.
Cyber Essentials Certified
In line with the UK National Cyber Security Strategy, Ballard Chalmers’ Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates our commitment to compliance with Government-backed and industry-supported cyber security standards. In order to achieve certification, we were required to demonstrate adherence to best practice against the five basic security controls defined by the scheme.
London Digital Security Centre Members
Ballard Chalmers is accredited by and is a member of the London Digital Security Centre. A not for profit joint venture between the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police. London Digital Security Centre’s role is to help businesses to grow and innovate through operating in a secure digital environment.
Clutch is an independent ratings and reviews firm, based in Washington DC, USA. It ranks businesses on a number of criteria, including which services they provide, how prominent they are in their market, and how favourable their clients view them. Based on this Clutch metric, Ballard Chalmers has been awarded the following:
- Top Software Developers UK 2018
- Top IT Services UK 2018
- Top Azure Cloud Consultants 2018
- Top B2B Service Providers 2019
Additionally Ballard Chalmers was listed Clutch 1000 for 2018.
See what our clients say about us on Clutch here (external link).
Meet The Team
With well-seasoned experts at the helm, Ballard Chalmers are the experts you can rely on for your custom software development. Learn more about our team here, or call 01342 410223 to talk to one of them.
Ballard Chalmers holds corporate social responsibility as a central pillar of our ethos as a business. Discover more about the causes we support and initiatives we back here.