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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

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

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

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

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

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

Ballard Chalmers are a friendly and highly responsive company, with a strong level of expertise within the technical and project teams. We have worked with Ballard Chalmers for several years now and keep returning to them for specialised and standard assistance on in-house and client projects.

UK Service Desk Manager – Artelia

SMT, together with Ballard Chalmers have broken new ground with Mia. It is truly an innovative business intelligence and process management application that transforms data into smart business process by fully automating an optimal balance between achieving best receivables performance against best operational efficiency.

CEO – Square Marble Technology

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

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

I’m impressed with their level of technical ability. Their staff is top-notch and they have a thorough understanding of a wide range of technologies. They leveraged their skills to enhance the performance of our products. I’ve been in the IT industry for 30 years and Ballard Chalmers Ltd is the best agency I’ve ever worked with.

Managing Director – AppCan

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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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