Software startups require 3 core elements for success: 1) subject matter expertise and a sound business plan, 2) funding, 3) software engineering expertise. With these three in place, the business will succeed. We cover the third core element for software startups that need a software development partner.

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SaaS software development partner for startups

Ballard Chalmers is a software development partner to several software startups, including most recently, Square Marble Technology and AppCan.

We develop SaaS software on the Azure Platform primarily in the modern serverless architecture model along with Xamarin mobile app development hosted in Azure.

We understand that time to market is crucial to your success and we will help you to achieve your goals. Working with founders and in-house teams, we can design, develop and support custom enterprise SaaS applications, delivering software to your requirements, on time and in budget.

Key services we offer for SaaS startups include:

  • System Design
  • End to End Software Development
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Software Project Rescue
  • Team Augmentation
  • Live Application Support
  • Consultancy at any stage of the project lifecycle
  • Azure 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 development expertise.

Here we can:

  • Review your idea and act as a sounding board
  • Assist with strategy and planning
  • Provide more detailed system design
  • Develop Prototype and MVP applications

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, or outsourcing entirely to an expert development partner.

Every software startup project will have unique requirements, unique hurdles and individual budgets and timescales. 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 in software development.

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

Microsoft Gold Partners:Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners have attained Microsoft Gold competencies that demonstrate best-in-class capability. We have met extensive technology requirements and demonstrated expertise through rigorous exams.

Trust:We are a trusted development partner to software startups and 90% of our business is from existing clients across our sectors of expertise.

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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