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, BizTalk Server, SharePoint Server and Xamarin.


About Us

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.

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Some of the Ballard Chalmers Team

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 outsource service and technical partnership basis to help to achieve your programme objectives. Our commitment to our clients is that we will bring the best possible expertise and skill sets to the partnership.

We work with UK enterprises on a broad and varied range of projects. From designing and developing new applications that support business innovation and business process streamlining; to existing application modernisation and systems integrations – particularly today with hybrid cloud systems, integrating online and offline enterprise systems securely and efficiently.

Our core services give us great flexibility to work with clients across any point of the development life cycle. 


Microsoft Partner

Ballard Chalmers is a Gold Microsoft Partner. We have achieved multiple competencies including Gold Data Platform, Gold Application Integration, Silver Application Development, Silver Cloud Platform and Silver Independent Software Vendor. As well as being a recognised Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider.

Only the top 5% of Microsoft Partners have attained Microsoft competencies, meeting extensive technology requirements and demonstrating expertise through rigorous exams.

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

Microsoft Gold Partner

International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners

Ballard Chalmers is a member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP). A non-profit organisation that represents Microsoft´s best partners around the globe.

Since 1994, IAMCP has been bringing Microsoft Partners together to leverage our joint strengths in delivering world class solutions to clients while enhancing ties to Microsoft.

The Microsoft Partner Network is the strongest ecosystem in the industry and IAMCP builds on that strength, delivering even more value to Microsoft Partnerships.

Official Supplier

Crown Commercial Service Supplier

Ballard Chalmers is an official supplier for the Crown Commercial Service for the ‘Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3’ framework. This service aids the research, designing, building, testing and delivery of software applications and digital services within the public sector.

The framework has been agreed between the government and Ballard Chalmers to offer custom software development to public sector organisations.

News | Crown Commercial Supplier

Quality Control & Assurance

Quality Management ISO 9001:2008

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) provide guidance and tools to ensure our products and services consistently meet client requirements. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation, audited by Quality Management Systems (QMS), we measure our performance on an ongoing basis and strive to consistently improve it.

Quality Management ISO 27001:2013

ISO 27001:2013ISO 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 Certified

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. In order to achieve certification, we were required to demonstrate adherence to best practice against the five basic security controls defined by the scheme.

London Digital Security Centre Members

About | London Digital Security CentreBallard 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.


Ratings & Review Firms

We are proud to have recieved the following awards from independent ratings and reviews firms, Clutch, The Manifest and GoodFirms.


  • Top Software Developers, UK 2018
  • Top IT Services, UK 2018
  • Top Azure Cloud Consultants, 2018
  • Top B2B Service Providers, 2019

Additionally Ballard Chalmers was listed Clutch 1000 for 2018.
See what our clients say about us on Clutch here (external link).

The Manifest

  • Top Azure Partners, 2019
  • Top Cloud Computing Companies, 2019
  • Top Software Development Company, London & UK 2019
  • Top IT Services Company, UK 2019
  • Top Staff Augmentation Company, 2019

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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, or call 01342 410223 to talk to one of them. 

Meet The Team

Social Responsibility

About | Corporate 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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