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Custom Software Development Manchester

As part of the Transparity Group, Ballard Chalmers services Manchester as a Microsoft specialist with five solution business partner designations and many specialities. We have a long-time reputation for delivering affordable, professional, custom-made software program development solutions.

As Microsoft Partners in Manchester, we have massive technical experience in all the different relevant Microsoft systems, including Azure Integration Services, Azure Development Platform, .NET, SQL Server & BizTalk Server.


Our Services in Manchester

We’re professionals in building both custom applications right from creation and upgrading legacy systems in the cloud, as well as incorporating various systems and building mobile software for organizations. We can manage an entire project with outsourced development, strengthen your own workforce with relevant resources and provide customised consultancy and support solutions. In short, we are your very own external development partners.

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Because we’re prominent Microsoft specialists, we’ve got every detail neede to offer you assistance with the complete portfolio of Microsoft technologies for development and incorporation. Our experts do this kind of work on a daily basis.

Most brand-new builds will currently be developed cloud natively with everything Azure has to offer. Our specialists will ensure your design and development are utilising the appropriate Azure attributes to ensure affordability, agility, scalability and more.

The Microsoft Data Platform revolves around SQL, whether it’s the on-site SQL Server or one of the various SQL variations available in Azure. Our professional staff will utilise SQL for software development, business intelligence, and data administration. In any format, there is no doubt that your data will be secure and safe.

Our professional developers’ in-depth technical understanding of .NET ensures you benefit from the most efficient software, regardless of whether you are modernising an out-of-date app, building an on-premises software package, or building in the cloud.

More and more, business apps need to be accompanied by mobile software. With .NET MAUI/Xamarin, you can affordably and quickly bring in a mobile application to your team or clients because of the high level of code common functionality between desktop, mobile, tablet and cloud applications.

To get the most from your data with intelligent business information, a data warehouse made by experts is essential. As Microsoft experts, our tools of preference will often lie in the Azure Modern Data Warehouse stack.

When considering in-house implementation, BizTalk has long been the most frequently used system. Despite this, you’ll find only a few BizTalk professionals within the UK. Happily, we are one of them. Our BizTalk team will expertly update and integrate your systems via migration to the cloud server.

What We Do

Our company can assist you with custom software creation. In addition, we assist with mobile app development, software integration, and we also modernize legacy systems too. Everything can be fully adapted and adjusted according to your needs.

Application development

Creating a great app can help boost your organization, while also delivering amazing opportunities. it can also be a very good method to help generate a massive competitive edge. That can help deliver an excellent result, and the experience is impressive every time.

Mobile App Development

Creating a great mobile app is very important for any business. On top of that, maybe you just need to modernize your current app, in that case we will be here to assist too. We have some of the top developers that are ready to deliver an exceptional, great app that will help your business grow.

Business intelligence

Having access to the right business intelligence is crucial and that’s why we are here to assist. We will help you identify any issues and focus on implementing the best strategies that will help your business grow. In doing so, you get to future-proof your business, while pushing it to the next level.

Application Modernisation

We know that there are always times when you are dealing with legacy systems and those can end up wasting resources. Which is why we are firm believers that it’s imperative to solve any issues. We help modernize programs and ensure that there are no errors. In doing so, you have excellent results, and the experience is exceptional.

Application Integration

Dissimilar systems can create a lot of wasted time performing manual tasks. Data can be duplicated and errors occur when data and/or messages do not reach across various applications and teams. With the help of our app integration experts, all of your apps can be brought together and communicate with each other seamlessly.

Data Management

Every business accumulates a lot of data, and this can be extremely valuable. That’s why we are here to help you create and establish a stellar data management system. It helps quite a bit, and it delivers an exceptional value and quality that you do not want to miss. We have dedicated staff that can help with data efficiency, production and management in no time.

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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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Our Software Development Services in Manchester

At Ballard Chalmers, our flexibility assures we can give you just what you need, when you need it. But if you don’t want to commit to comprehensive professional services, we also offer a temporary consultancy solution, which is often all that’s needed to get things back in line and operating efficiently.

Your application might be up and running and just in need of a bit ongoing support to make certain every little thing works smoothly. Or you might have a sizable assignment to get started but require support to see it through to completion. Either way, we can take away all the headaches and look after the whole project for you.

Development Outsourcing

Our company is well equipped for end to end delivery of your respective customized software assignment. Your build will be in great hands with our group of engineers, your very own Project Manager as well as the supervision of our Delivery Manager & Chief Technology Officer.

Team Augmentation

Our experienced employees can work with your Manchester workforce on a long or short-term basis. This particular service is very useful when you’ve got a tight due date, are having difficulty locating the proper person, or want to cover a specific skills gap. We in many cases can provide both remote and/or in-house Manchester resources.


If you want independent guidance on fixing a project, how to begin, a proof of concept, architectural design or emergency assistance, our expert consultants are available to lend their professional eyes and hands to your assignment.

Support & DevOps

We don’t necessarily need to have developed a customized program to be able to supply third line support or it. We have got the skillset and experience to manage existing ones for you. Helpdesk workers have their place of course, however when you are looking at de-bugging and solving complex problems, our skilled technical engineers can do it all, ensuring optimal performance from your program.

We’re there to do business with your company as your Manchester outsourced development partner. When clients have worked together with us and understand the difference we can make, they keep returning time after time.

A number of our clients have been using our professional services for years. They already know that they can rely on us to offer the very best quality of services and support and are happy to build a long-lasting working relationship with us.. We are certified to ISO9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013. We’re also a Crown Commercial supplier and have our 5-solution partner status from Microsoft.

Why Ballard Chalmers

The Transparity Group, of which Ballard Chalmers is a member, is among the very few Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Providers in the United Kingdom and has been doing this for the past 17 years.


We were founded in 2005 but our history dates back a lot further. Collectively, we have several years of experience and expertise in the development of custom-made software using Microsoft technology. This makes sure we can deliver our customers the highest levels of service and support.


As software professionals, we are complex problem solvers. Our programmers are carrying out work using their technology on a daily basis and know it inside and out. We deliver that expertise for you personally.


Only prime Microsoft Partners achieve multiple solution partner designations and specialisations displaying their best-in-class capabilities. We have fulfilled extensive technology requirements and shown our competency via rigorous exams and audits.


Microsoft has accredited our specialists, software developers, and designers for their expert skill sets. You can count on their technological competence and years of software development experience to boost your unique software package.

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:

Ballard Chalmers were engaged to undertake the work from project inception to ensure that requirements were fully captured…Feedback for the upgrade project was very positive and the site continues to evolve as more content and functions are added.

Head of Information Management – Rail Safety and Sandards Board

I have probably tried every potential method for software engineering projects and this has been by far the most effective experience I have had. The insights brought by Ballard Chalmers were invaluable.

CEO – Square Marble Technology

PowerApps was included with our Office 365 licenses, so when Ballard Chalmers proposed this as our solution it enabled us to have a cost-effective, easy to use application, delivered within very tight timescales. The product itself is very flexible, so it needed a flexible approach and good collaboration, which we certainly got from the Ballard Chalmers team.

IT Consultant – Parkinson’s UK

Over the past few years Ballard Chalmers has consistently surprised me with effective and economic solutions to difficult briefs, especially when dealing with the upgrading and integration of legacy systems. Their new builds are also excellent, and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Account Director – Caburn Hope

We have a very good relationship with Ballard Chalmers. From the outset, we wanted a partner that would work with us and develop a platform that we could rely on. Ballard Chalmers has a great team that has delivered a visually impactful website that meets virtually all of our requirements. Without their help and advice, The Running Bug website would not be half as good, and we are already working closely with them as we develop the next version of website.

Application Development Manager – Running Bug

Partnering with [Ballard Chalmers] is very straightforward. We have a lot of respect for them from a professional and technical point of view – they say what they mean and they do what they say! It’s a pleasure working with them.


The client was extremely happy with the deliverables. The teams work mitigated the risk surrounding the exit of the client’s key developer. Now, they feel comfortable using the orientation documentation the team provided to hire contractors. On the licensing side, the client is now in a much stronger position to negotiate their deal with Microsoft. It’s likely saved them quite a bit of money.

Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company

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

They’re approachable people, and they clearly care about the quality of their work. Geoff and Andrew were always happy to speak with stakeholders via a phone call.

Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company

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

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