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Solving complexity, from a boutique software agency.


Supporting NATO's commitment to ensuring the safety of merchant shipping

Pro-actively combating pirate activity

Collection and processing of shipping data

Data share between NATO command and commercial shipping operators

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Who Chess Digital are

From our HQ in Paisley and teams based in Edinburgh, Manchester, Burnley and London.

We serve large private enterprise companies, government entities and small/medium businesses. Our goal is to empower every person and every organisation that we work with to achieve their mission via software design and data applications.

We provide insight via performant/scalable, data rich portals and mobile web apps for our clients.

We do this through our design innovation approach, blended with over 22 years software engineering expertise.

Our blueprint for success is our people.

A digital career with the Sunday Times best company to work for in the UK.

If you are a Developer, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Consultant, Account Manager, soon to be Graduate or Designer, we would love to hear from you.

Offices in Paisley, London, Manchester and Edinburgh

Skilled, passionate, driven team

Motivated by meaningful work

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What Chess Digital do

  • Design Consulting

    Project Scoping

    System Design

    Process Planning

    Project management

    Agile Consulting

  • Software Support

    Legacy migration


    SLA creation

    SLA reporting

    Support Framework


  • Web Design

    Graphic design

    Interface design

    User Experience design

    Proof of Concept


  • App Development

    Enterprise Applications

    Corporate Applications

    Single Page Apps

    Hybrid Mobile Apps

    Native Mobile Apps


  • Data

    Data Audit

    Data Mapping

    Data Process Design

    Proof of Concept

    Dashboard Reporting

  • Cloud Migration

    Audit / Discovery

    Cloud design

    Hybrid migration

    ROI presentation

    Road-map model

  • Collaboration Portals

    Document Audits

    Document flow

    Social integration

    Intelligent intranets

    Legacy migrations 


  • Office365

    Audit / discovery

    Integration of Microsoft Suite

    Link to 3rd party tools

    Modern workplace design

    Business benefit design



We have the ability to take small and medium business and make them more productive. Or take a large multinational and Digitally Transform them and make them globally competitive. Or work with Public Sector making it more efficient. That is the breadth of impact we collectively have with our partners and clients.

Digital Transformation

Business leaders are looking at how they can apply digital technology and build systems of intelligence to rethink how to empower employees, engage customers, optimise operations and transform products.  At Chess Digital, we believe that through digital transformation every business can truly harness the power of this digital era.

Our mission and our commitment to clients is steadfast, technology and technology paradigms come and go.  One such evolution is the move from a mobile-first, cloud-first world, to one that is rooted in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud.  This shift will bring about more digital technology in more mainstream ways into every life and every organisation. Three things characterize this evolution.

  • The first is how our digital experience is distributed across and spans devices, big screens, small screens, sensors in a room.  The user experience is no longer bound to a device, it travels with you.  And it’s multi-sense.  The experience may start with touch on one device, and end with speech in another device, or ink.  Multi-sense is what our developers are building for.  The experience itself is getting richer and distributed.
  • Artificial intelligence is getting built into every experience, and we need to take data and compute to where it’s generated.  Whether in an autonomous car, on a factory floor, or in a hospital, every one of these experiences will be powered by AI.
  • Finally, you need a back-end that facilitates this rich fabric.  We’re taking a single user experience and making it span multiple devices using emerging technology such as containers and serverless compute.  We’re taking this intelligence and distributing it to the edge. 

Technology and culture need to go hand in hand; as a team lead or CEO your number one job is to empower your employees and bring out the creative aspect and ingenuity of your people in how you engage with your customers. The modern workplace is changing.

Modern Workplace

And it starts with empowering everyone in organisations to be more creative, collaborative and ultimately apply technology to help shape the culture of work and how people come together to achieve business goals.

The workplace itself is transforming: changing employee expectations due to a widening skills gap, more diverse and globally distributed teams, and an increasingly complex threat environment.

Leaders are hungry to empower their people, transform and shape culture in this rapidly changing work environment. We aspire to build the experiences and tools that make it possible for our clients in any business or functional role to be much more productive in getting things done.

Today we do this through Microsoft 365 — a product and vision for how we deliver new experiences for our customers, focused on creativity and teamwork, and built on a simple and secure platform that draws from the best of our commercial products across Office 365, Window 10 and Enterprise Mobility and Security.

Microsoft 365 is built to promote creativity and teamwork and ensure that customer and company data is safeguarded, while streamlining management across users, devices, apps and services. It’s a fundamental change to how we are going to market with commercial offerings, designed to ignite new opportunity for our partners.

We can take these solutions; Power BI, SharePoint, Dynamics, and scale them to our clients big and small with Microsoft 365 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Business. With these additional offerings, we aim to unlock new avenues for large enterprise customers or small and mid-sized businesses.

There is no longer a debate about whether to host data in a public or private cloud. It’s clear that what we need is a distributed hybrid cloud infrastructure. Whether it’s helping a 50-year-old insurance business modernise their line-of-business application, or growing a new business from scratch.

Hybrid Cloud

Data has its own gravity either through applications and platforms, infrastructure, and artificial intelligence, it is all connected and the richness of your data should be represented in how it’s stored.

Perhaps more important is to have the management tools, the security tools and the development tools to make this data estate a cohesive set versus disparate technology.

The cloud is the foundation to enabling digital transformation. And Azure enables SaaS ISV developers to reach 100 million plus enterprise users through the integration of Azure Active Directory and Office 365.

At Chess Digital we are moving beyond big data and even machine learning capabilities to be able to infuse cognitive capabilities, like computer vision and understanding natural language, into the applications we build.

It’s also true that the core currency of any business will be the ability to convert your data into AI. We see this in Microsoft's own advances in Microsoft Research and in product experiences with Cortana, LinkedIn Newsfeed, Skype Translator, Editor and PowerPoint Designer in Office, Relationship Health in Dynamics and across HoloLens.

With Azure you can enable AI so that every company can be an AI company, and benefit from building AI solutions helping customers build AI capability to transform.

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Our software generates insight and drives revenue for the UK’s leading sales and marketing companies. 

We surface complex data used by emergency services in a way that allows for informed visual decision making. 


We create digital solutions for Government bodies that streamline process, reduce documentation and improve efficiency.

Widening access to education for both educators and learners through the development of online interactive support tools.

Our solutions optimise and transform existing business models within the energy sector.

Within the financial sector we develop software to support changes in regulation, customer behaviour and industry digitisation.

Providing insight for health organisations across the UK supporting patients, professionals and support services.

Providing the legal sector with real-time applications and simple ways to engage with independent complex data sets.