October 2022

Top Software Developers in the United Kingdom

There are four main software development methodologies, and understanding which approaches a software company uses should be part of your hiring process. The methodologies include agile, waterfall, DevOps, and rapid application. Each methodology has pros and cons and can affect the timeline and cost of software development. As you begin conversations to hire a software development company, look at portfolios, talk to former clients, read reviews, and learn as much as possible about the development languages and methodologies the software company is most familiar with. Matching your project needs, timeline, and budget to a development firm's approach to software projects is important for finding the right dev partner.

Luckily, the United Kingdom has some of the best software development agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with software development agency in the UK. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Software Development Companies in the UK

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like Hawk, STUDIO GRAPHENE empowers brands with mobile app development. Founded on design-first principles, this UK-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of STUDIO GRAPHENE’s experience is their work for Sign Studio, one of the world’s respected brands. STUDIO GRAPHENE helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them. 

    SERVICES
    • 45% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 15% Blockchain
    • 10% Other
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    250 - 999
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Many enterprise clients count One Beyond as their dependable custom software experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this London-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Beyond is a globally recognized leader in their sector and has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Web Development
    • 10% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Other
    IoT- and AI-enabled remote care...

    IoT- and AI-enabled remote care...

    Karantis360 is a new startup, set up to help the families and carers of dementia patients and elderly people who wish to continue living in their own homes. The AI-enabled software keeps track of the vulnerable family...
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    Digital-physical time planner

    Digital-physical time planner

    Bit Planner is a start up company combining the physical and digital world with a fun and easy to use concept. The idea is to take a physical, wall mounted board made of LEGO bricks to represent people, time and tasks...
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    MiFID II Equity Broker Client...

    MiFID II Equity Broker Client...

    Redburn is Europe’s largest independent equities broker, providing institutional investors such as investment banks and hedge funds with equity research and agency execution in Pan-European equity markets.  Redburn’s...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Croydon, United Kingdom

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed GoodCore Software to bring their custom software needs to the next level. Based in Malaysia, GoodCore Software was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, GoodCore Software provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 10% IT Strategy Consulting
    • 10% Other
    Shariah Compliance Software

    Shariah Compliance Software

    Industry: Finance & Fintech Project Type: Web App Development Country: Malaysia Project Overview: A bespoke system to automate and facilitate the process of Shariah Compliance Screening and improve...
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    Consumer Complaint Management...

    Consumer Complaint Management...

    Industry: Technology Project Type: Web App Development Country: Malaysia Project Overview: A centralised web portal to help Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission resolve customer complaints and monitor...
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    Asset Fault Reporting & Tracking...

    Asset Fault Reporting & Tracking...

    Industry: Utility Project Type: iOS and Android App Development Country: Malaysia Project Overview: A feature-rich mobile app for a utility company to facilitate asset and equipment fault complaint management and...
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    Equipment Complaint Management App

    Equipment Complaint Management App

    Industry: Utility Project Type: iOS and Android App Development Country: Malaysia Project Overview: We developed a fully-custom mobile app for the largest and only electric utility provider in Malaysia to help...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Belfast, United Kingdom

    Instil is an award-winning bespoke software development and training company based in Belfast, UK and founded in 2005. They have more than 50 employees that specialize in custom software development, mobile app development, and cloud consulting & SI for a range of clients mainly focusing on fintech, telecommunications, retail, automotive, IT/computing, professional services, media, consumer goods, and education industries.

    A software development company hired Instil to build an Android version of their existing product and was tasked with creating a reliable product that's optimized in speed and performance. The team has been flexible and adaptive to the client's requirements and the internal stakeholders have thoroughly been impressed with their good attitude and top-tier development expertise.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Cloud Consulting & SI
    • 40% Custom Software Development
    • 15% Mobile App Development
    • 5% Other
    Audio Modelling Software

    Audio Modelling Software

    The Challenge In 2019, Instil was employed by a renowned audio company to design and develop a software product used by audio engineers to model audio equipment configurations and placement in large venues. The software...
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    Digital Evidence Management System

    Digital Evidence Management System

    Pinnacle Reponse design and manufacture body worn cameras into the security industry. They are a great company with a fantastic range of world-beating cameras, but unfortunately their old DEMS software - developed and...
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    iOS Solution for sports...

    iOS Solution for sports...

    Performa Sports is an iPad application for real-time and post-game performance analysis used by coaches and associated sports individuals. It helps users see and understand the bigger picture of team and individual...
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    iOS media streaming app for...

    iOS media streaming app for...

    Mobile TV is an iOS media streaming application used for watching tv programs and movies. It provides a sophisticated interface for finding content, scrolling and swiping through large electronic programming guides and...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    If you are looking for a world-leading technical expert and developer, then CoreBlue is the perfect team for you. They believe that technology is used to improve lives and that is exactly what they do. You can trust this company to deliver well-rounded services from start to finish. From planning to maintenance, these guys got you covered.

    One of their recent projects is with Propio, an investment startup platform. The CoreBlue team integrated APIs and platforms to help users create and manage their investment opportunities. They utilized React, PHP, Nginx, and AWS EC2 for the solution.
     

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 10% ERP Consulting and SI
    • 10% Mobile App Development
    • 30% Other
    Captain's Mate Mobile App Rebuilb

    Captain's Mate Mobile App Rebuilb

    CoreBlue was hired by cruise membership company to improve their existing mobile app. The client wanted the app to collect thousands of member-submitted notes across more than 70 countries.   The App needed to be quick...
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    Cyglink V6

    Cyglink V6

    Cygnus design and manufacture ultrasonic electronic measurement instruments which are employed in the NDT, Inspection and Maintenance Industries. Having been established for 40 years, they’re building on strong...
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    SGS

    SGS

    Based in Weston-super-Mare, SGS Gases supply and deliver a range of welding gases, in sizes suitable for garage and home use. Their nationwide distributor network allows for local collection or delivery of their bottles...
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    Rock City Stage Crew

    Rock City Stage Crew

    Rock City Stage Crew is a leading provider of skilled and semi-skilled personnel to the live events industry. Founded over 20 years ago, Rock City Crew are one of the leading crewing companies in Britain with branches in...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Influential Software is a company that promises digital services that are tailored, delivered, and achieved at the highest level. With more than 250 active clients, they deliver software development, integration, testing, support, and training across multiple technologies, primarily in the Microsoft tech stack, and are validated by being a top 1% Microsoft Gold Partner.

    They developed a SWIMS software that tells the Kent County council exactly how much climate change has cost in Kent over any given period.
     

    SERVICES
    • 35% Web Development
    • 35% Custom Software Development
    • 10% BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    • 20% Other
    Office 365 migration

    Office 365 migration

    Our client is a statutory board representing over 70 percent of the UK agriculture sector. At the time of this project, the agricultural board was using a SharePoint 2010 intranet, hosted on-premises. But with SharePoint...
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    Training management system

    Training management system

    Our client specialises in clinical training for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers. Having served dozens of NHS trusts and universities, our client is highly respected in its field. However, it was clear that...
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    Global charity intranet solution

    Global charity intranet solution

    Our client provides humanitarian aid by plane to over 55 countries in America, Africa, and Asia. This work means the organisation has to keep track of hundreds of aircraft, pilots, and support staff, along with supplies...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Salford, United Kingdom

    Apadmi uses their knowledge of mobile trends to help clients including Lexus, BBC, and Range Rover reach their audiences in entirely new ways. They’re a mobile technology company that works with clients of all sizes to deliver mobile solutions to their customers.

    One example of Apadmi’s work includes a floor-to-ceiling design of The Guardian newspaper’s Android and Kindle Fire app. Highly visual and different from other traditional digital newspapers’ apps, The Guardian sets the benchmark for powerful mobile news applications.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 5% Other
    Skyscanner app

    Skyscanner app

    We worked with Skyscanner’s in-house team to broaden their mobile offering, creating an easy-to-use app that would simplify the booking process, while enhancing the user experience.
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    PropertyPal App

    PropertyPal App

    With 70% of PropertyPal.com web traffic coming from mobile, they needed a suite of apps available on iOS and Andriod that made the most of phone and tablet functionality for a simple, intuitive UI and unique customer...
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    Travel Counsellors' my TC app

    Travel Counsellors' my TC app

    Apadmi collaborated with Travel Counsellors to create my TC – an app that manages every aspect of your bespoke holiday package, from that initial search right down to the departure countdown.
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    With a passion for both strategy and design, Plug & Play has provided branding work for clients like Emoquo. Based in London, Plug & Play brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When EightCap was just a new brand looking to make an impact, Plug & Play crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by Plug & Play designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 50% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 10% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Carbon Footprint Calculator for WWF

    Carbon Footprint Calculator for WWF

    We partnered with WWF to deliver a flexible and scalable carbon footprint calculator. We delivered the calculator as a Laravel Web App with a Vue.js frontend. As the required calculations vary depending on factors such as...
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    UX/UI and Development of CRM...

    UX/UI and Development of CRM...

    MyOptique Group accelerate 'time to resolution' in call centres by overhauling their CRM interface. We collaborated with key user groups to develop user-centric solutions to pain points in the existing CRM interface. We...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    What do SXT and The Trussell Trust have in common? They’ve both turned to Bit Zesty for custom software development expertise. This UK-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When SwiftKey launched a platform targeting their unique users, Bit Zesty analyzed the entirety of their approach to refine their custom software strategy, create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 35% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Application Management & Support
    • 10% E-Commerce Development
    • 30% Other
    Mobile apps for long term health...

    Mobile apps for long term health...

    We developed a suite of mobile and web applications of real-life stories and advice about living with long-term health conditions to provide hope and support and boost people’s confidence in living life to the fullest...
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    Swiftkey Personalisation API

    Swiftkey Personalisation API

    SwiftKey is a sophisticated keyboard app for mobile devices that was recently acquired by Microsoft for $250 million USD. It learns the style and content of each user’s writing so it can predict the next word or phrase...
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    HMRC Trade Tariff

    HMRC Trade Tariff

    Making HMRC’s import/export tool 3x faster and 10x cheaper to maintain CHALLENGE In 2012 HMRC needed to rebuild its vital Trade Tariff system to meet government digital standards and improve usability. SOLUTION In three...
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    Supporting TrussellTrust Foodbanks

    Supporting TrussellTrust Foodbanks

    PROVIDING EMERGENCY FOOD TO TWO MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR The Trussell Trust is a charity that coordinates the UK’s only nationwide network of foodbanks. In 2022 over two million people used Trussell Trust foodbanks...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom

    Inflecto Systems is a software developing company based in the UK and was founded in 2006. They have about 10 employees who offer custom software development, mobile app development, business systems, systems integration, artificial intelligence, consultancy, and IT support to a wide range of clients to energy & natural resources, health care & medical, and utility industries.

    Chromocyte Limited engaged with Inflecto Systems to build a database management system for their educational and training agency and the solution should allow the development of complex experiments based on users' needs. Inflecto Systems' end deliverable has attracted users globally and the client was very impressed by the team and their unique attributes are a high level of skills in design and development.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    Windfarm Operations Management...

    Windfarm Operations Management...

    Inflecto were contacted by the E.ON to provide a tool for managing the teams responsible for maintenance of the Robin Rigg windfarm which is located in the Solway Firth. The solution consists of two web portals. One...
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    PDG Mission Manager

    PDG Mission Manager

    PDG provide a wide range of aviation services across a wide variety of sectors. Inflecto were approached by PDG to design and build a platform for managing and performing windfarm turbine inspections. Inflecto designed...
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    International Trade Tool

    International Trade Tool

    Resultz offer a range of services to help companies understand the complexities of international trade and provide training courses across the UK and Europe. While providing these services the team at Resultz are...
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    Online Flow Cytometry Resource

    Online Flow Cytometry Resource

    Inflecto worked with Professor Graham Pockley from the University of Sheffield to make his online flow cytometry resource concept a reality. The concept involved creating a specialist online resource to help researchers...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Magora has developed over 300 native web and mobile applications for clients like Unilever, Cisco, and Toyota. Their development team focuses on creating internal enterprise utilities, consumer-facing services, and startup MVPs for clients across a variety of industries like healthcare, finance, and real estate.

    To help pharmaceutical company EGIS understand its data and use it to inform decisions, Magora built a custom app: Pharm Card. Medical representatives use Pharm Card to track information from trips to pharmacies. The app aggregates the data, processes it, and displays it for the executive team.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    • 20% Custom Software Development
    Sport Style

    Sport Style

    Our team developed a fully-fledged custom Android app for selling products of the leading sports brands such as Reebok, Adidas, Nike, O’Neill, Wilson, Puma, Quiksilver, Nordica, New Balance and many others. It is a...
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    tellMasha App for Danone

    tellMasha App for Danone

    App Store Google Play tellMasha is a mobile app for a multinational food corporation, Danone. The consumer-facing application enables users to participate and improve product quality control. Find out more about this...
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    Pharmcard: enterprise software...

    Pharmcard: enterprise software...

    Pharmcard is a bespoke software system for multinational pharmaceutical company. The project includes an iOS application, web application and integrated DB of pharmaceutical products price, stock availability, sales...
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    StarBuffet

    StarBuffet

    StarrBuffet is a new Magora iOS mobile app development project for a popular self-service restaurant chain. The Magora team helped the client to make workflow efficient and transparent. With the implementation of the...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    London, United Kingdom

    Many startups consider TH-EY as their trusted software development partner specializing in ReactJS, Spring MVC, and other key technologies. The London-based team has years of experience working with SMBs from the consumer products, real estate, and business services industries. 

    Among TH-EY’s biggest projects was its long-term partnership with Hatchpad, a rental community platform from London. The team initially developed the client’s website and is currently entrusted with support and maintenance. 

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    City Tours

    City Tours

    Desktop app for a company process automation. The application we've built for City Tours is automatizing one of their content publication processes, which was done fully manually before. After our work, with a couple of...
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    Dittobet

    Dittobet

    Web application for online betting. The app connects people with tipsters and allows them to place bets in the live markets. This project was in progress when we started, so we've been working with the legacy code.
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    Social Swipe

    Social Swipe

    SocialSwipe is a fun, easy way to make new friends and get more followers on your favourite social channels. Simply add the social links you want to promote - (TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter...
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    Special Stuff - Web App for...

    Special Stuff - Web App for...

    There are so many really special things in life that get lost or forgotten.​ There are other things that never get asked or said. Special Stuff was inspired by a very personal desire not to lose memories from people who...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Sutton, United Kingdom

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like BBC, but Geeks Ltd. is a custom software agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This UK-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Geeks Ltd. helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for EasyJet. Geeks Ltd. helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Custom Software Development
    • 20% Mobile App Development
    • 10% Application Management & Support
    • 40% Other
  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Watford, United Kingdom

    AppDrawn Software is a London based production company specializing in creating bespoke software for small businesses. They work mainly in a wide variety of agencies ranging from business and financial services to education and government.

     

    A recent example of their work was creating a system to allow schools to store the information of students for easy recall. The user-friendly system has increased their ability to bill clients in an efficient and consistent format.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Custom Software Development
    • 30% Mobile App Development
    • 20% Web Development
    The Kindness Of Strangers -...

    The Kindness Of Strangers -...

    We were approached to help develop andlaunch a radical new SaaS platform for the small charities market.  With our experience in building SaaS businesses and the expertknowledge of the founder, The Kindness of Strangers...
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    BOOST - Business Analysis App

    BOOST - Business Analysis App

    Having worked with Imagine Property Group on a number of successful projects, AppDrawn were commissioned to upgrade their business dashboard.  Imagine have built a reputation for strong growth measured to perfection. A...
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    PrecisionPlan -...

    PrecisionPlan -...

    Microtec was looking to automate an extremely complex factory management process with an app which would be issued to operatives on iPads. Bringing together quoting, scheduling, annotation, billing and reporting, the app...
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    Swervetracker - Progressive Web App

    Swervetracker - Progressive Web App

    AppDrawn's award winning design team were called upon to create a slick and intuitive progressive web app for slalom waterski. This app logs a waterskier’s performance in real time. Beautifully designed and easy to use...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

    Why is Jaguar Land Rover experiencing record sales? They’ve turned to Black Pepper Software for custom software expertise. This UK-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Legal & General launched a platform targeting their unique users, Black Pepper Software analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Custom Software Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 10% Cloud Consulting & SI
    • 20% Other

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