Microsoft Enterprise Software Consultants

We are pleased to announce today that we have acquired Microsoft specialist Ballard Chalmers for pure game development. The acquisition adds many skills to our team of experts and expands our capabilities for creating modern applications on the Microsoft Azure platform.

We now have more than 150 employees in the UK and are striving to be the largest partner in Microsoft’s cloud services in the UK. With the support of Beech Tree Private Equity, we specialize in providing consulting and management services for Azure, Microsoft Security, Microsoft 365 and Power Platform and currently have 16 gold accreditations and 9 Advanced Microsoft specialists, including the recognized status of “Azure Expert MSP”. . We plan to grow to more than 300 employees over the next two years, focusing on continued growth in organic and strategic acquisitions such as Ballard Chalmers. Our goal is to improve our expertise in delivering the latest Microsoft technologies by engaging market leaders to support our customers.

Founded by Andrew Chalmers and Geoff Ballard, Ballard Chalmers is a mid-sized Microsoft Software Consultants that provides custom software development on the Microsoft Azure platform. They focus on upgrading legacy enterprise applications and enhancing traditional interactions between multiple cloud software platforms. Based in the UK, Ballard Chalmers has restructured the company since 2005 and focuses on building long-term relationships with its clients. Over time, we will unite and bring customer benefits to both organizations. For Transparity clients, Ballard Chalmers provides key expertise in redesigning and upgrading legacy applications and giving clients the opportunity to move to optimized cloud native solutions. in Microsoft Azure. It’s a natural move for most of our clients who are “upgrading and migrating” their legacy data center to Azure and now want the cost, performance and reliability benefits of refactoring their cloud applications. .

For Ballard Chalmers clients, our broader Microsoft Cloud platform capabilities can be used immediately, especially in Microsoft Azure with extensive infrastructure knowledge as an Expert MSP Partner. We also have our own in-house developed Cloud Management Platform for Azure, which will bring clients significant benefits in terms of cost management, visibility and automation of technical activities.

David Jobbins (CEO, Transparency) said: “We are delighted to welcome Ballard Chalmers employees and the experience they have gained in upgrading the application. Since the founding of Transparency, our unique team has become the key to unique growth as a pure gaming partner with Microsoft. We consider the statement to be a strengthening of key aspects of our Microsoft strategy.

Andrew and Geoff have built a very good Microsoft-based development company with an employee-oriented culture similar to Transparency. Our culture sets us apart, and each of our statements puts people at the center of our decision-making and subsequent integration processes. ”

Andrew Chalmers (MD, Ballard Chalmers) said: “After working with the Transparency team, we knew Transparency was the right partner to take Ballard Chalmers to the next level. We have known for a long time that although we are doing well, our customers are constantly they ask us to manage their Azure end-to-end migration, and Transparency’s participation means we can offer a full set of platform proposals, best practice management, data center migration, application upgrades, and aftercare complete 24x management service. We have taken this next step and Geoff and I are continuing our journey and we are grateful to Transparency for seeing our potential and the strength of our technical team.

Adam Rudd (Beech Tree) said: “We are glad that Transparency made this request to Ballard Chalmers. Microsoft Azure is a key business area and has achieved the status of Expert SME and has now added this wide range of growth opportunities, making it exciting to take customers out of an outdated infrastructure. . into native cloud applications.

“Good looks are starting to increase strategic acquisitions because it will only help the company further improve its capabilities, which will increase the value of our customers.”