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Custom Software Development Bradford

Here at Ballard Chalmers, part of the Transparity Group, our reputation as a top Microsoft business partner in Bradford is underpinned by our extensive expertise and experience in the complete development stack. This includes the Azure Platform, Azure Integration Services, SQL, .NET and BizTalk Server.

As specialists in creating customised programs, we can work with you to develop new cloud-native custom applications, modernise your legacy programs or integrate your existing applications, both on-site ,in Bradford, and in the cloud. And if you want an enterprise mobile application, we offer that as well.

Throughout end-to-end project development, we provide comprehensive services, including customised consultancy solutions and support for your own in-house team.


Our Bradford Services

We provide a broad range of services, on a temporary consultancy basis, to support you closely with your objectives and protect you from having to make any long-term commitment. Team augmentation may be the smart choice if your in-house Bradford team is able to manage the majority of the job.

Consider us as your Bradford development outsourcing partner. Whether you hire us for a whole project through development outsourcing or just need our tactical support, once you have worked alongside us we can assure we will deliver good final results.

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As Microsoft experts, we can assist you with the complete range of Microsoft development and integration technologies.

The majority of long-term development tasks will utilise Azure’s cloud-native capabilities. By employing the ideal Azure attributes, our specialists will assure that your concepts and developments are cost efficient, agile, scale-able, and much more.

The Microsoft Data Platform is based on SQL, whether it be the on-premises SQL Server or one of the numerous SQL variations available in Azure. Our professional West Yorkshire team can utilise SQL for software development, business intelligence, and data administration. In almost any format, you can rest assured that your data will be secure.

.NET is considered the core of Microsoft development technology. Regardless of whether our experienced programmers are modernising a legacy app, creating an on-premises app or developing within the cloud, their deep technical .NET insight ensures you will benefit from the most beneficial application for your needs.

Increasingly, business apps require a partner mobile program. With .NET MAUI/Xamarin, you can quickly and cheaply introduce a mobile application for your team or customers because of a high degree of code common function between mobile, PC, tablet and cloud apps.

If you wish to get the most from your data along with smart business insights, a data warehouse made in an expert manner is imperative. As Microsoft specialists, our tools of choice will always lie on the Azure Modern Data Warehouse stack.

For in-house implementation, BizTalk has long been the most widely used tool. Despite this, there are not many BizTalk consultants in the UK. We are one of them. Our BizTalk staff could expertly modernise as well as add your systems with a transfer to the cloud server.

What We Do

As an organisation completely focused on customised applications, we focus on delivering the best results for your specific program. Whether its brand-new software development, updating of a legacy program, incorporating a new software program or building a mobile application, we’ve got the skills you need.

Application development

When developed with the business in-mind and completed skillfully by our group of developers, a custom application can take your business to its next phase, open the door to new clients or give you extra competitive advantage.

Mobile App Development

Do you feel that your application is limited by existing only on the cloud or online? Do your field employees or customers require a mobile app? Our local team of mobile specialists can help you build a secondary mobile business application.

Application Modernisation

Obsolete legacy systems can be a serious drain on IT workforce resources. By making an application bang up to date within the cloud, you can provide your Bradford team with fast, efficient and bug-free software so that they can get on with their work, unhindered.

Business intelligence

Information is power, it will help you make smart business choices. It’s likely however that you might not really be making full use of all available data. By using effective business intelligence functionality, you can make certain you’re taking the most effective strategic choices for the long-term health of your respective enterprise.

Application Integration

Diverse systems can waste a lot of time performing manual jobs. Data could be duplicated and errors appear when data and/or messages do not connect across all different applications and teams. With the help of our application implementation consultants, your entire application portfolio can be combined and communicate with each other flawlessly.

Data Management

There is a significant amount of accountability attached to an organisation’s in-house database administrator to ensure data is safe, complete, readily obtainable, and controlled by proper governance. Competent data management can free up resources and organise your data. Our data workforce can help you increase your data’s production, effectiveness, and trustworthiness.

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Our app developers are highly trained and certified through Microsoft in their respective areas. We are available for custom IT development outsourcing, resourcing or support.

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  • Need a development partner? As old hands at .NET SQL development and experts at cloud-native Azure, we are available for modernisation or new cloud-native Azure development.
  • Integration needs? Talk to one of our Azure Integration Services consultants or BizTalk Server specialists.
  • Data issues? Get in touch with our SQL consultants, Power BI developers or Azure Modern Data Warehouse experts.
  • Mobile ready? Our Xamarin consultants and .NET MAUI team will be happy to discuss.

Give us a call on:

01342 410223

Our Software Development Services in Bradford

Whether your application requires continual auxiliary support to run smoothly, or you’re looking for extensive support from start to finish, we can take away all the headaches & look after everything for you.

Development Outsourcing

Our company is well-equipped to deliver your customised software project. Your build will be in excellent hands with our Bradford team of engineers, your own Project Manager as well as the supervision of our Delivery Manager & Chief Technology Officer.

Team Augmentation

Our qualified people can work with your Bradford workforce on a long- or short-term basis. This is especially useful if you have a tight deadline, are having difficulty locating the right candidate or want to bridge a specific knowledge gap. We can look after everything remotely for you, or work in-house with you in Bradford.


Our experienced professionals are here to offer their professional eye for your needs if you require support on debugging, setting up, proof of concept, architectural design, or emergency assistance.

Support & DevOps

We’re offer third-party support for custom programs regardless of whether we have made them ourselves or taken them over. Your application won’t be in the hands of helpdesk workers but with our professional engineers, who will debug and address any troubles and keep your program executing correctly.

We didn’t earn our 5-solution partner rank and certifications easily. All our colleagues needed to go through a rigorous set of audits and were also assessed on actual client achievement. Our prolonged and close connection with Microsoft enables us to make sure we maximise the use of its products to give you the very best possible custom-made software package solution.

Complementing a business’ requirements and needs is the foundation of any successful custom software application. We design our custom computer software to work in the most rational and effective manner. This makes things cost effective and delivers a superb return on investment, due to much better productivity.

Why Ballard Chalmers

The Transparity Group, of which Ballard Chalmers is a member, is one of the few Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Providers in the UK, and has been working this way for the past 17 years.

Our team is led by technology and business experts, Geoff Ballard and Andrew Chalmers, who make sure that your distinct application is forever in risk-free hands. Year after year, our adaptable development project approach gives transparency and timely delivery for custom-made computer software assignments. We’ve been doing this for the West Yorkshire community for a long time.

Our certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and also as Crown Commercial Supplier in addition to 5 solution partner designations from Microsoft.


Ballard Chalmers was founded in 2005, although our heritage extends back even further. We’ve got many decades of experience in custom software development in Bradford, utilising Microsoft technologies.


As computer software professionals, we sort out technical difficulties; this is what we specialise in. Our programmers utilise their own technology, are thoroughly accustomed to it; and offer this expertise to you personally.


Only prime Microsoft business partners have attained several solution partner designations and specialisations displaying best-in-class. We have achieved extensive technology requirements and proven our skill level through difficult examinations and audits.


Microsoft has accredited our architects, specialists and developers for their competent abilities. You can rely on their technological competence and many years of software development experience to optimise your own computer software.

We are also licensed developers that have a massive skill set which can be suitable for a vast range of different tasks. We enjoy pushing the boundaries and delivering our customers the very best services and solutions on the market, something that you can always rely on. With our help you can easily create any custom software you want in no time. Some of the fields we are competent in include:

Since March 2018, they have been supporting and developing our product and we have already made huge advancements in a relatively short time. The care and attention that is applied to the work they have done, the ability to resolve issues quickly, first rate communication and outstanding approach to project management all contribute to the success.

Managing Director – AppCan

Ballard Chalmers is a key part of our technical team, improving productivity through effective problem solving. Their consultancy gives us an edge with our clients, and access to their skilled developers gives us flexibility.

Managing Director – eInBusiness

We look forward to working with Ballard Chalmers as we enhance our ability to support the 3.3 million Policyholders who have chosen us in the last twelve months and provide operationally excellent systems and infrastructure for the future.

 – CEO, Coverwise

Ballard Chalmers brought the whole concept to life. They rapidly grasped the complexity of the business processes involved and created an easy to use tool that has since been expanded significantly. Ballard Chalmers are the experts you can rely on to deliver, easy to work with and cost effective – a fantastic extension to the team.

Managing Director – Mason Zimbler

We are very pleased with the work done by Ballard Chalmers. The resulting system was successful in fully automating this particular procurement process, and we would certainly recommend them to others.

Development Manager – Trustmarque Solutions

CapitalTracker now controls every aspect of our business. That’s why the partnership with Ballard Chalmers has been so important. The programmers work for me, but are supported by their full technical team – it’s the best of both worlds.

Director of Development – Ipes

All three of our major projects have been delivered on time. Any delays came from our side. We have 1,000 users because it’s used by the whole organization. It’s used quite heavily on a daily basis, too. The application has tracked 50,000-60,000 incidents by now.

Head of IT – Young Epilepsy

Stark Software International has dealt with Ballard Chalmers for over 15 years. We have a very solid relationship where high quality consultants have been applied to the development and maintenance of two of our major IT systems. Ballard Chalmers provide excellent continuity and backup. Stark would thoroughly recommend this company.

Head of Operations Division – Stark Software International

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

They help you bring out the technical elements of your system. We have our own development team that comes up with the initial technical design but it’s become part of our standard process to use Ballard Chalmers as a sounding board for technical designs whether or not we’re asking them to do the work. They still come back and help us make sure we’re making the right technical choices.

Head of IT – Ipes

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