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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

Our co-founders are hands-on, leading the team as the Managing Director and Chief Technical Officer. Every client benefits from their years of experience, business and technical know-how and willingness to jump in and get involved.

Geoff Ballard

Chief Technical Officer

As Co-Founder of Ballard Chalmers, Geoff is the company’s CTO, 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 General Manager, 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.

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.

I am happy to extend – I love you guys!

Software Consultant – Ballard Chalmers

I feel I have grown since working for BC, in my ability to manage the strategy, plans and day-to-day parts of my job. It is not an industry I expected to work in but it has turned out to be very rewarding.

Marketing Coordinator – 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

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 just want to say it’s been an absolute joy working here these past 4 days. It’s such a breath of fresh air, and I’ve been made to feel so welcome by absolutely everybody without fail. I can’t tell you how much that pleases me – I’m really looking forward to working with everyone.

Technical Delivery Manager – Ballard Chalmers

Working at Ballard Chalmers is fantastic for one on one support, giving you the opportunity to have tailored learning.  Each day is diverse with the opportunity to work on a cross-section of projects in parallel.

Project 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

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

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

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

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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.


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