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Custom Software Development Bristol

At Ballard Chalmers, a subsidiary of the Transparity Group, we’re well-known Microsoft specialists servicing Bristol. We have 5 solution partner designations, in addition to being industry experts in many fields. Over the years, we have gained an enviable track record for offering unparalleled customised software services at sensible rates.

Because we’re Microsoft specialists, we’ve got in depth experience and knowledge in all the relevant Microsoft technologies: including Azure Integration Services, Azure Development Platform, SQL, .NET and BizTalk Server. We focus on building brand new customised applications, modernising legacy applications in the cloud, incorporating disparate systems and business mobile software.

Whether we take on a complete project with development outsourcing, reinforce your in-house Bristol staff with resourcing, offer short-term consultants or provide continual help and support, think of us as your trusted outsourced development business partner.


Our Bristol Services

Our range of services in and around Bristol ensures that we can provide what you require, when you require it. If you don’t want to commit to anything long-term our temporary consultancy can help you get back on track.

Do you have a major development task that you need to outsource? Has got your app’s creation been completed but now requires maintenance to work well? Our support could help you succeed, from inception to completion.

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As leading Microsoft specialists, we’ve got everything necessary to help with the whole range of Microsoft technology for development and implementation – whether that be in the cloud, or on-site at your location in Bristol or in the surrounding Somerset and Gloucestershire areas.

Most future development projects will make use of Azure’s cloud-native features. Simply by employing the ideal Azure capabilities, our experts guarantee that your ideas and developments are cost-efficient, agile, scalable, and more. Also, through Azure Integration Services, Azure offers great integration resources. Our qualified employees can work with you to determine your integration needs.

If .NET is considered the core of the Microsoft Data Platform, SQL should be viewed as its heart. This is the same irrespective of whether it’s used in-house as an SQL server or in any one of its various forms in Azure. Our team has in-depth experience and can utilise SQL to build up programs for business intelligence, or data management. Whatever form it really is in, no one can look after it better than our experts.

Without .NET, Microsoft development technology couldn’t perform. Our team of professional computer programmers can update legacy applications, create in-house software, and develop cloud-based software systems using their extensive knowledge of and experience in the use of .NET. This will ensure you benefit from the most efficient application available.

These days, business applications also need mobile software to complement them. The advanced level of code sharing between mobile, desktop, tablet and cloud apps when utilising .NET MAUI/Xamarin offers a price and time efficient way to deliver a mobile app to your workforce or clients.

Obtaining the most from your data along with intelligent enterprise insights is achieved with a professionally created data warehouse. As Microsoft specialists our tools of preference lie in the Azure Modern Data Warehouse stack.

BizTalk is the standard for on-premises integration, and our company is one of only a few UK-based BizTalk professionals serving Bristol. Our dedicated BizTalk employees can professionally add your systems or modernise all of them to the cloud.

What We Do

As a firm wholly dedicated to custom made software, our specialisations revolve around an organisation’s potential software needs. We have the skills you need, whether you are looking for brand-new app development, software implementation, legacy system updates or mobile software development.

Application development

When a custom app is created with the enterprise in mind by our group of expert developers, we can take your business to the next level and help you earn new clients by gaining competitive advantage. Our team of app developers will take you through the entire process, from concept to completion.

Mobile App Development

Your application may not be reaching its entire potential audience when it can only be used online or in the cloud. In case your customers or employees within the field need access to the application in almost any location, our mobile experts can create an associated mobile enterprise software solution.

Application Modernisation

Legacy tools, although once powerful, can now be a drain on time and budget for development staff tasked with patching and keeping it going. Modernising an app in the cloud, whether rearchitecting or rebuilding, makes certain that you can reap the benefits of cloud capabilities and empowers your workforce with rapid, bug-free application to better carry out work.

Business intelligence

Data is power. It can help you make informed business choices. It is likely however that you may not be making full use of your data. By using effective business intelligence abilities, you can make certain you are taking the most effective strategic decisions for the future health of the enterprise.

Application Integration

Whenever information or messages aren’t distributed amongst applications and teams, different systems can result in time-consuming manual procedures, duplicated data, or errors. Our software integration specialists can merge your apps right into one streamlined and coherent tool.

Data Management

Keeping your data secure, accessible, accurate and managed is a heavy workload for an in-house database supervisor. Regain resources and clean up your computer data with competent data administration. Our data staff can help you enhance efficiency, productivity and trust in your data.

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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.

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01342 410223

Our Software Development Services in Bristol

Our professionals work together along with you to diligently understand your organisation’s needs before translating them into a professional structure and computer code that meets your demands. We make sure that your firm requirements are invariably at the forefront of our minds and therefore are thoroughly replicated in your application.

Development Outsourcing

We can complete your entire custom software assignment, end-to-end. Our professional team of experts can look after development, plus we give you a devoted Project Manager and the guidance of a Delivery Manager and Chief Technology Officer.

Team Augmentation

Our professional resources can work closely with your own workforce on a temporary or long-term engagement. This service will be most useful when a deadline is close, you’re struggling to employ the best individual or you need to fill up a particular skills gap. We can provide either remote and/or on-site technical resources in Bristol.


Our skilled consultants are here to provide their competence to your project if you require assistance on debugging, starting up, proof of concept, structural designs, or emergency assistance.

Support & DevOps

We can supply third-party line support for custom applications, regardless of whether they have been created by us or inherited from you. You can relax knowing that our professional experts will ensure the effectiveness of your application.

Consider us as being your Bristol outsourced development partner. Whether you’re making use of us for a full project via development outsourcing, or just contacting us looking for some advice, once you have worked along with us and had great outcomes, we’re sure you’ll keep returning time and time again.

Our creations are streamlined, effective and practical, letting your systems adopt them perfectly. Consequently, your business can maximise its financial investment whilst lowering costs and boosting production.

Why Ballard Chalmers

The Transparity Group, of which Ballard Chalmers is a member, is among the few Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Providers in the United Kingdom. It has been this way for the past seventeen years.

Our Bristol team is led by Geoff Ballard and Andrew Chalmers, industry experts in business and technology, who make sure that your customised software program is forever in risk-free hands. Our adaptable development working style has been proven over the years to provide openness and deliverability in custom application projects.

To add to our 5 Microsoft Solution Partner certifications, additionally we hold the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 standards together with the Crown Commercial Supplier certification.


We were founded in 2005 but our history extends back much further. Collectively, we have several decades of experience and expertise in creating custom computer software using Microsoft technology. This ensures we can give our clients the optimal standards of service and support in Bristol.


As software professionals, we’re technical problem solvers — this is what we do. Our developers carry out work on their technologies on a daily basis and know it inside and out. We share that expertise with you.


The finest Microsoft Business Partners are those that have earned recognition as a multiple solution partner and also in a variety of Microsoft-specific areas of expertise. We have demonstrated our proficiency and satisfied high technical standards through testing and audit.


Our specialists, software developers and designers are accredited by Microsoft for their expert abilities. They bring that technological insight and several years of development working experience to your customised programs.

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:

They are always available to have a conversation, and are quick to respond to any questions we have. The openness within the channels is great, and they let us know when a team member will be away so we can manage our timeline expectations. They deploy changes quickly, and show good flexibility to address any issues we have.

Project Manager – OVO Energy

Moving our Global ERP System from an on-premises solution to a cloud hybrid solution presented some technical challenges during design and implementation phases. Ballard Chalmers consultants provided the skills and expertise needed to successfully complete the project. We are extremely happy with the end result and the service provided by Ballard Chalmers.

Head of IT EMEA and Global Networks – Imagination

Ballard Chalmers consultants are easy to work with, flexible and have been extremely keen on listening to problems and developing fit for purpose solutions. At no point were they overselling.

Head of Infrastructure Strategy & Architecture – BBC Media Action

The new system is so much better than what we were doing in the past. We were sending a large amount of documents through the mail, and now the governors and trustees can access them remotely and securely online.

IT Manager – Children’s non-profit

Ballard Chalmers has consistently provided a service that has matched or exceeded expectations within the agreed budget and timescale. They were receptive to our on-going suggestions and changing requirements and able to act promptly throughout. We look forward to working with them more in the future and would recommend them highly.

Director – Fenix Insight

Perhaps best of all you know you are in good hands when the senior directors know just as much as their consultants and are quite prepared to get ‘their hands dirty’ and solve the technical problems as well as the commercial ones.”

CIO – Oxford Computer Group

The best result of their work recently is the portal itself. Until the recent MVP [minimum viable product] went out, we were unable to make emergency bookings through the system. They’ve really improved the functionality and our ability to work with other installers.

Project Manager – OVO Energy

Thanks for your support – John did an awesome job. We are looking at moving more applications to Microsoft technology and we view you as our Microsoft Partner of choice for future work.

IT Project Manager – Energy Saving Trust

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

We have been using Ballard Chalmers for 6 years now and they have grown in both expertise and customer care during that time. They are flexible, always willing to help, have very knowledgeable people and take customer satisfaction seriously.

CIO – Oxford Computer Group

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