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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Very pragmatic, down to earth organisation who have given excellent support in the development and implementation of our new Biztalk infrastructure. We started using them in 2014 and have just engaged on a further Biztalk project. Refreshing to find an IT organisation that has real technical excellence and delivers without fuss.
Head of IT – Exterion Media
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
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
They were very responsive and got back to us quickly if we had any questions. While some firms would spread two days of work out to four or five, Ballard Chalmers understood that was unnecessary and expensive. They were pragmatic and focused on getting the job done.
Manager – Charity
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
I would like you to convey my appreciation for the professional faultless support we continue to receive from Ballard Chalmers. From installation to the completion of the SharePoint application and subsequent support, they have shown expert knowledge.
IT Manager – Plastic Logic
Ballard Chalmers quickly understood our requirement and deployed the right people to deliver the work effectively. The team were extremely professional and highly competent. They had intimate knowledge of the wider Microsoft stack and they drew on the wider experience within the company to ensure they delivered high quality work.
Founding Partner – Not Binary
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
All the feedback I have had to date from my engineers is that your company has been ‘a breath of fresh air’. Everyone is very pleased you are on board.
Sales and Marketing Manager – Computer Systems Engineering Ltd