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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.

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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.

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
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Certificate No. 104132020

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
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Certificate No. 331192020

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.

Cyber Essentials
CYBER ESSENTIALS CERTIFIED

Certificate No. 104132020

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.

PDSC
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.

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. 

AWARDS & REVIEWS

We are proud to be recognised as a leading Custom Software Development Company in the UK. These awards are from independent ratings and reviews firms, Clutch and GoodFirms.

Clutch UK 2021
Clutch 1000
Clutch 2021 B2B
Goodfirms

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

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

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

To have IT experts who quickly grasp the realities of your commercial needs, and are able to focus on each project as a working tool for business rather than a technical achievement in its own right, is a revelation.

Managing Director – CVA Media

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

I’ve worked with a number of external companies with regards to support and development, all of whom have been professional, but I can honestly say that Ballard Chalmers have delivered their service to the highest standard of them all.

IT Program Manager – Plastic Logic

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 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

We have been using Ballard Chalmers for support of our SharePoint intranet for over three years now and the level of service has been outstanding. They have also developed a number of bespoke applications for us. The solutions they have delivered have been reliable and solid and we have very rarely had to re-visit them. I find it difficult to find any criticism of the service they provide.

Application Support Engineer – Tokyo Electron

We’ve used Ballard Chalmers for integration using BizTalk in a number of applications. They are refreshingly straightforward and practical and we are very pleased with the work they have done for us.

Head of IT – Exterion Media

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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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