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Specialists in Software development, engineering, modernization, and Cloud integration: Ballard Chalmers


Ballard Chalmers is one of the UK’s leading custom software development and integration companies, specializing in enterprise applications on the Microsoft Platform. The firm is principally dedicated to custom software development and integration for the Microsoft Cloud, as well as on-premises and hybrid systems.

The company is expert in Microsoft .NET and Azure, SQL Server, BizTalk Server, and Xamarin. With over 30 years’ industry experience and as a Microsoft Gold Partner, they have a well-earned reputation for delivering our expert service in these technologies, and for doing so at sensible rates. The firm has been delivering software development and application engineering services for the enterprise since 2005. Its core services and expertise give us great flexibility to work with you across any point in the development lifecycle.

The company holds a specialization is the design, development, and integration of custom enterprise software systems. We focus our expertise on Microsoft .NET and Azure; SQL Server based applications; and utilizing the SharePoint Server platform was appropriate for business process management, document management, and collaboration systems; and BizTalk Server for enterprise systems integration, for which we are one of the very few experts in the UK.

Services Offered

Software Development

The company has experts who can help their clients at any point in the custom software development project cycle. They can deliver your project in full – from start to finish – or pick up from where others have left off. The company work’s closely and consultatively so that the full business requirements are captured and analyzed. This ensures that business processes are reflected in the software architecture and that designs are streamlined, efficient and flow logically. Proper design, architecture and user experience are essential to systems that function very well.

Software Development Process includes:

Scoping, Design, Environment configuration (covers multiple deployments to TEST, UAT and LIVE), Development, Documentation, Sprint planning, and UAT testing support.

Business Automation

Business Process Automation (BPA), Robotics Process Automation (RPA), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) all play a vital part today in optimizing your organization’s internal process efficiency.

Application Modernization

Reduce operating costs and increase your organization’s business agility by consolidating, re-architecting and replacing critical legacy enterprise applications with our application modernization services.

Mobile Application Development

We can deliver a custom-built enterprise mobile application to help your organization’s efficiency, enable field workers, increase collaboration, and to improve service quality to your customers.

Migrate to the Azure Cloud

With vast experience and expertise across Microsoft’s enterprise stack, we can help move your organization’s custom applications efficiently to the Azure cloud.

System Integration

The team can help the customers unite disparate systems into a cohesive whole with their systems integration expertise; on-premises, in the cloud, or hybrid.

Health Checks

Health checks for enterprise software are vital to its performance. The team can help you with enterprise application, SQL Server, SharePoint, and BizTalk Server health checks.


Managing live enterprise applications, Azure DevOps and ongoing application support services is a core element of our award-winning customer services.

Software Project Rescue

Our experienced front-line rescue team is an expert at untangling and complicating projects speedily, moving you in the right project delivery direction again.

Business Intelligence

Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies can transform your complex data into business insights to share across your organization. The company’s vast experienced experts can help you plan and deliver your solutions.

The leaders behind the domicile of Ballard Chalmers

Geoff Ballard is the Co-founder and also serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Ballard Chalmers. He is directing technical strategy, overseeing technical consultants, managing larger development projects and ensuring technical delivery quality standards. Geoff has been a SQL Server consultant since the very first beta release by Microsoft and is a trainer and author in Microsoft technology, including the courses ‘Transact-SQL Programming’, ‘Microsoft BizTalk Server’ and ‘Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Administration’.

Andrew Chalmers is the co-founder and also serves as the 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.He is also very active in the support of human rights charities in India and the subcontinent

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