We help startups start off with the right applications and development teams. We provide multiple options where we can build your applications for you, act as a sounding board for your ideas and offer advice or take over your projects to completion.

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Software development partner for startups

Ballard Chalmers is a software development partner to many startups, including Square Marble Technology, AppCan, Qila Biogas and Cardinus Risk Management.

For startup clients we have developed software on-premises and in the cloud in .NET and Azure, SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk Server and Xamarin. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and with our core services and expertise, we have great flexibility to work with you across any point of the development lifecycle. 

We understand that time to market is crucial to your success and are happy to be your ‘go to’ for whatever development needs arise. We can design, develop and implement custom applications, delivering software to help you stand out from the crowd.

Key services we offer for startups include:

  • End to End Software Development
  • Software Project Rescue
  • Team Augmentation
  • Development Outsourcing
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Application Support
  • Consultancy
  • Licensing

Ballard Chalmers saved our business. The change has been incredible; the team there kept us going forward and we were lucky to find them… it’s a breath of fresh air and a very good experience all round…

Managing Director, AppCan

Startup Workshops & Discovery

Tailored specifically with startups in mind, we offer workshops and discovery sessions, giving you access to our startup development expertise, when you need it.

Here we can:

  • Review your idea
  • Act as a sounding board
  • Help you navigate any problems and pitfalls
  • Assist with strategy and planning
  • Prototype.

Sometimes all it takes is a day of consultation from the right expert to get your project on track, sometimes it requires augmenting your team with outside expertise. Every startup project will have different requirements, different hurdles and different budgets and costs. We will work with you to find solutions that fit your specific needs.


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Client stories


Square Marble Technology


Custom developed fintech SaaS platform for intelligent account management



Mobile Application

Mobile app centrally connected to enable document distribution and data collection from field workers in utility & construction industry

Why Ballard Chalmers

Heritage:We were established in 2005, though our heritage is much longer. We have over 30 years’ experience delivering software development, and cater to startups.

Expertise:As software engineers we are technical problem solvers. This is what we do.

Microsoft Gold Partners:Only the top 5% of Microsoft Partners have attained Microsoft competencies and Gold demonstrates best-in-class capability. We have met extensive technology requirements and demonstrated expertise through rigorous exams.

Trust:We are already the trusted development partners to startups and have over a 90% client retention rate.

Meet The Team

With well-seasoned experts at the helm, Ballard Chalmers are the experts you can rely on for your custom software development. Learn more about our team here, or call 01342 410223 to talk to us. 

Meet The Team


We offer a breadth of services and custom software solutions. Learn more about the services we can deliver to help you achieve your organisation’s objectives.


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