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Ballard Chalmers Microsoft Gold Partner, and Accreditations and Qualifications

As a Microsoft gold partner custom software engineering company, our priority is delivering to our clients’ top-quality bespoke business applications with best-of-breed technology and doing so on time and in budget. Primary factors in our development also include security and legal requirements, such as GDPR.

In order to achieve this, we ensure that we are operating consistently at the highest standards. Getting assessed and audited by third-parties, following recommended guidelines and passing relevant qualifications ensures we maintain these standards.

Ballard Chalmers qualifications include five times Microsoft Gold Partner competency accreditations, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2008, named Crown Commercial Service supplier and Cyber Essentials Plus certified.

Microsoft Gold Partner

Microsoft Gold Partner

Our Microsoft Gold Partner competencies are in Application Development, Application Integration, Cloud Platform, Data Platform and Data Analytics. These qualifications allow us to fully service our clients in custom software development projects, whether new software development, application modernisation or system’s integration.

Microsoft’s demanding examinations ensure that our application development skills and knowledge of Azure and The Power Platform, Application Development and Integration, Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Big Data are first-rate.

As well as showing our level of skill, the gold accreditations also offer benefits that we can pass on to our clients, such as Signature Cloud Support – access to engineers with extensive product-specific knowledge who are accountable for driving cases to resolution.

What Does it Mean to be a Microsoft Gold Partner?

A Microsoft partner is a company who has committed to working with Microsoft technology to the mutual benefit of the company, clients and Microsoft. Microsoft Gold Partners are the top 1% of members who are recognised for their technical skill in specific Microsoft specialities. Gold is the highest competency available in the Microsoft partnership programme. As a gold partner, a company has established close collaborative ties with Microsoft and gains access to partner resources and support.

ISO Certified

ISO (International Organization for Standardisation) is an independent, non-governmental international organization. ISO brings together international organizations and their experts, creating agreed-upon standards that back innovation and provide solutions on a global level

Ballard Chalmers is certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2008.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is jointly created by ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission. It details the requirements for establishing, executing, upholding and constantly refining an information security management system (ISMS) within the framework of the organization. Additional requirements cover the evaluation and handling of information security risks.

Certified through ISO/IEC 27001:2013 proves our security measures are perfected to keep up with changes in security threats, weaknesses and business impact.

ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a Quality Management System. Organizations need to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation, audited by Quality Management Systems (QMS), we measure our performance on an ongoing basis and strive to consistently improve it.

Cyber Security Certified

Cyber Essentials Badge

Our Cyber Essentials Plus certificate confirms that we meet the Cyber Essentials implementation profile and our ICT defences were assessed against commodity based cyber-attack.

Ballard Chalmers is also accredited by and a member of the London Digital Security Centre. A not for profit joint venture between the Mayor of London, the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police.

Named Crown Commercial Service Supplier

Crown Commercial Service Supplier

Ballard Chalmers has been named as a service supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Digital Outcomes and Specialists Framework, enabling us to work securely with the public sector.

We are approved for Digital Outcomes which qualifies us to provide services in performance analysis and data, service delivery, software development, support and operations, testing and auditing, user experience and design, and user research.

Additionally, we are approved as Digital Specialists. This means we can provide individual experts such as data architects, developers and technical architects.

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Post Terms: Customer satisfaction | ISO 27001 | ISO 9001 | Microsoft Gold partner | Public sector | Security

About the Author

Co-Founder and Managing Director, 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. 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 amongst many other ground-breaking projects.


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