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The Team

Our expert Microsoft team principally specialises in software development, engineering, modernisation and integration for the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems. Our expertise is in Microsoft .NET and Azure, SQL Server, BizTalk Server and Xamarin.

Our custom software engineering is focused on business solutions and provides our clients with software tailored to meet specific business requirements. We can readily claim to be one of the UK’s pioneers of custom cloud-based software and integration from the very beginnings in the late ’90s.

Experts you can rely on

Now a practice within Transparity, our co-founders are still hands-on, leading the team as General Manager and Technical Head of Practice. Every client benefits from their years of experience, business and technical know-how and willingness to jump in and get involved.

Geoff Ballard

Technical Head of Practice

As Co-Founder of Ballard Chalmers, Geoff continues to lead technically, directing technical strategy, overseeing technical consultants, managing larger development projects and ensuring technical delivery quality standards. Geoff has been a SQL Server consultant since the very first beta release by Microsoft and is a trainer and author in Microsoft technology, including the courses ‘Transact-SQL Programming’, ‘Microsoft BizTalk Server’ and ‘Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Administration’. Born in 1957, Geoff holds a BA (Hons) degree in mathematics, an MSc in Database Management Systems from the University of London and also is a C.Eng (Chartered Engineer). Additionally, he is a certified SQL Server Development and Administration MCITP and MCTS. In his spare time, Geoff is a keen sailor and likes island hopping in the Mediterranean.

Andrew ChalmersAndrew Chalmers

General Manager

Co-Founder and now General Manager of the practice, Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in business management. With consultant project manager, interim manager and Managing Director roles particularly in the engineering and manufacturing sector and over much of the world, Andrew brings the business-side experience to complement Geoff’s technical leadership. Amongst other groundbreaking projects, in 1998 Andrew created one of the very first cloud software development consultancies in the UK, which developed a very early-adoption corporate intranet for Hewlett Packard Europe. Outside of business Andrew fulfils his childhood dream of racing a classic Porsche 911. He is also very active in the support of human rights charities in India and the subcontinent. Born in 1965, Andrew is proudly Australian, despite his English accent.

I note that it is a year this month that I started working with you. The team, the projects and the overall support I’ve received have been great. I really enjoy working with you all.

Associate Senior Software Engineer – Ballard Chalmers

First and foremost I value the high level of trust BC afford to us to design and implement software, and choose the best tools for the job. Also I enjoy working with a variety of clients on some challenging projects. Lastly their progressive and flexible working environment is a great benefit especially in recent times of unprecedented change.

Associate Senior Software Engineer – Ballard Chalmers

I can’t believe a year has gone by already! I am looking forward to many more working for this wonderful company.

Project Manager – Ballard Chalmers

I enjoy working at BC for the flexibility it gives me to balance my job and my charitable work. I am allowed to self-manage and given the responsibility of getting my job done.

Marketing Coordinator – Ballard Chalmers

I just realized I’ve already been on a 2-year journey with my BC family after receiving a stunning gift hamper. I sincerely thank you for accepting me into the BC family and for all the encouragement. I love to continue my journey with you. Also, thank you for introducing East Grinstead to my family as it is my hometown now.

Senior Software Developer – Ballard Chalmers

I like working at Ballard Chalmers because as a small-size company, I can see the processes and internal working of the company and get to work directly with the owners and top management.

Finance & Operations Manager – Ballard Chalmers

It’s great to feel appreciated but equally it’s working with people who really understand how to run software projects and build great software (and are really good at it!) that makes this particular engagement stand out amongst all the others.

Associate Senior Software Engineer – Ballard Chalmers

Working at Ballard Chalmers gives has given me many opportunities to learn new technologies and work with a wide array of clients. Here’s to another 3 years!

Associate Senior Software Engineer – Ballard Chalmers

I started as a Support Manager became a Project Manager and now I am the Finance and Operations Manager. I am not just an employee, I don’t feel like it is a job where I just do the day’s work and leave, I am a part of the company.

Finance & Operations Manager – Ballard Chalmers

The best thing about working at Ballard Chalmers is that I am working with professionals who are at the top of their game, and everyone is fully focussed on ensuring we always do the very best for our clients.

Delivery Manager – Ballard Chalmers

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Career and Job Opportunities

Ballard Chalmers is rapidly expanding. Browse our open positions, see what we have available and send us your CV. Join the team where you matter and your ideas count.


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.

Life at Ballard Chalmers

Aside from a job well done, we believe work should be rewarding and enjoyable. We are IR35 compliant, provide job security, enable our team to progress technically, participate in a variety of work and learn new technology. In this way, each team member is enabled to enjoy work, and of course, the rest of life.

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