Transparity Ballard Chalmers is a Microsoft Partner working within the digital and application innovation area, with a specialisation in application modernisation. Principally specialising in software development, modernisation and integration for the cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our expertise is in Microsoft .NET and Azure, SQL Server and BizTalk Server. We have a well-earned reputation for delivering expert service in these technologies, and for doing so at sensible rates.
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With a heritage of over 30 years, the practice is still driven by the original 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 understand that working with a new supplier is a big decision, with our partnerships and accreditations, you can be sure we are reliable, we can deliver what we promise and our technical expertise is at the highest level. Your custom applications are in safe hands.
As part of the Transparity Group, we’ve been awarded all six of the new Microsoft Partner Designations, firmly placing us amongst the most accredited Microsoft Partners in the world. Microsoft’s new designations make it easier for customers to identify the best partners for them by highlighting those with outstanding capabilities across six key areas. Within Transparity, each of our practices specialises in one of these areas, so you are always dealing with technical specialists and not generalists.
As a Microsoft Partner, we benefit from specialised technical support and services from Microsoft, which means we can serve you better.
As the Application Innovation arm of Transparity, our area of expertise is digital and application innovation. This covers our core skills of application development, modernisation and integration as well as aiding in developer productivity through tools such as Azure DevOps. Within this designation we have earned a specialisation – the modernisation of web applications. This means we have passed a thorough audit showing our capability and results within this area.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) provide guidance and tools to ensure our products and services consistently meet client requirements. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organisation, audited by Quality Management Systems (QMS), we measure our performance on an ongoing basis and strive to consistently improve it.
ISO 27001:2013 details the requirements for establishing, executing, upholding and refining an information security management system within the framework of the organization. Our certification proves our security measures are perfected to keep up with changes in security threats, weaknesses and business impact.
We are an official supplier for the Crown Commercial Service for the Digital Outcomes and Specialists framework and G-Cloud. These frameworks aid the research, designing, building, testing and delivery of software applications and digital services within the public sector and enable us to smoothly work with Public Sector organisations.
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 outsourced service and technical partnership basis.
The aim is to help to achieve your programme objectives. Our commitment is that we will always bring the best possible expertise and skillsets to the partnership.
The successful delivery of a custom software development project relies greatly on the technical skill of software engineers, but ultimately on much more.
Delivering a project on time and within budget requires a stringent management and tracking system as well as clear communication between the development team and the client. Find out more about our delivery and project methodology.
We work with UK enterprises on a broad and varied range of projects. Such as designing and developing new applications that support business innovation and business process streamlining.
With technology rapidly evolving, application modernisation for legacy systems, getting them once again fit for purpose, is much in demand. Not to forget system integration – particularly today with hybrid cloud systems, we integrate online and offline enterprise systems securely and efficiently.
Our core services, from outsourced development and support to short-term consultancy or resourcing, and flexible development style, give us great flexibility to work with clients across any point of the development life cycle.
Ballard Chalmers provide us with specialist development, advice and support, and integrate well with our in-house Information Services Team. We find everyone at Ballard Chalmers very personable, professional and highly skilled.
IT Manager – Young Epilepsy
The team’s work will lower business risk and increase cost efficiency. Their ability to train internal resources has added value. Diligent and deadline driven, they are reliable employees. They don’t require detailed instructions to get the job done.
CIO – United Living
They’re simply a group of honest, hardworking people. They know their market and area of expertise, and they’re very efficient and focused when it comes to that work.
Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company
Ballard Chalmers are approachable and helpful and always go the extra mile to help. The solutions they have delivered have been reliable and solid.
Application Support Engineer – Tokyo Electron
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
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 brought the whole concept to life. They rapidly grasped the complexity of the business processes involved and created an easy to use tool that has since been expanded significantly. Ballard Chalmers are the experts you can rely on to deliver, easy to work with and cost effective – a fantastic extension to the team.
Managing Director – Mason Zimbler
This was our first experience of working with Ballard Chalmers. They did a great job of working to our style of project management (e.g. through issues management) and allowed us to deliver the upgrade and redesign of SharePoint that we wanted, whilst adhering to best practice.
ICT Service Development Manager – CHP
I have probably tried every potential method for software engineering projects and this has been by far the most effective experience I have had. The insights brought by Ballard Chalmers were invaluable.
CEO – Square Marble Technology
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