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We are Microsoft Gold Partners. 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.

SOME OF OUR ENGAGEMENTS

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.

RELIABLE PARTNER

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.

Microsoft Gold Partner

Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners have attained Microsoft competencies, meeting extensive technology requirements and demonstrating expertise through rigorous exams. We have demonstrated this proficiency in multiple areas, achieving five gold competencies.

As a Microsoft Partner, we benefit from specialised technical support and services from Microsoft, which means we can serve you better.

Crown Commercial Service Supplier

We are an official supplier for the Crown Commercial Service for the ‘Digital Outcomes and Specialists’ framework. This framework aids the research, designing, building, testing and delivery of software applications and digital services within the public sector.

This accreditation enables Ballard Chalmers to offer custom software development to public sector organisations.

ISO 9001:2015

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

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.

OUR APPROACH

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’ 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

Their team’s extremely competent. Unlike our previous vendor, I don’t have to worry about their ability to complete tasks. They’re engaged and turnaround results quickly. Whether it’s competency or cost, it’s all positive.

IT Manager, Y.CO

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

Much appreciation to you and your team at Ballard Chalmers for unwavering support and expertise during this strange year.

CIO – United Living

Over the past few years Ballard Chalmers has consistently surprised me with effective and economic solutions to difficult briefs, especially when dealing with the upgrading and integration of legacy systems. Their new builds are also excellent, and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Account Director – Caburn Hope

I was also impressed with their can-do attitude, and how they approached the challenge of making the project work within a non-profit budget.

IT Manager – Children’s non-profit

Moving our Global ERP System from an on-premises solution to a cloud hybrid solution presented some technical challenges during design and implementation phases. Ballard Chalmers consultants provided the skills and expertise needed to successfully complete the project. We are extremely happy with the end result and the service provided by Ballard Chalmers.

Head of IT EMEA and Global Networks – Imagination

I’ve said several times that Ballard Chalmers are some of the best in the business. Hands down the best ‘supplier’ I’ve worked with in seven years of doing projects here. I’ve really enjoyed working with you all.

Principal Consultant – Nine Feet Tall

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

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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.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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.

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