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Circle Software & Design

We are Ruby on Rails Experts & Digital Transformers, delivering reliable, affordable & scalable solutions to businesses of all sizes.

We’ve been on your side of a project and understand the challenges businesses face when trying to discover and deploy development and design resources.

With over 10 years of experience creating and enhancing cloud applications and delivering digital transformations, we have the tools and expertise to complement your team, pitching in at any stage of your project.

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I worked with Chris Branson and Chris Hilton over many years, developing and implementing numerous projects at Boels, most recently a web based application that was used across Europe in several hundred DIY store outlets. They are experts in their field and always delivered innovative solutions to a very high standard and crucially, within agreed timeframes. I would highly recommend them.
Wim Heijmans, former Head of IT at Boels Rental

Our experience, your advantage

Circle Software & Design was formed after a decade of working together in software companies developing market leading solutions and brands.

An exclusively UK based agency with a simple goal - to empower other businesses by sharing our skillset and knowledge built over the years. We understand what it takes to launch start-ups and make them a success but also how to keep enterprises at the top of their game.

Whether you're looking for full application development, individual features, upgrades, testing, UI/UX design, branding, consultancy or training, we're here to help accelerate your project.

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Chris Branson | Managing Director at Circle Software and Design

Chris Branson

Managing Director

A techie entrepreneur at heart, I like nothing more than getting my teeth into complex business and technical problems and delivering elegant cost effective solutions.

Chris Hilton | Technical Director at Circle Software and Design

Chris Hilton

Technical Director

I'm a senior software developer with over 25 years commercial experience designing, building, delivering and maintaining enterprise level software solutions.

Fernanda Rizzo | Head of Design at Circle Software and Design

Fernanda Rizzo

Head of Design

As a hands-on design lead, I thrive when working on challenging projects, thinking about new solutions and helping businesses fulfil their goals and objectives.

Lisa Kenward | Head of Marketing and Business Development at Circle Software and Design

Lisa Kenward

Head of Marketing & Business Development

In the last 11 years I've successfully marketed, grown and led cloud software applications into globally recognised and well respected products & brands.

Leverage the skilled expertise of our UK based in-house team and gain instant value & benefits.

Plug Resource Gaps

Whilst we understand the benefits of keeping resource internally we can temporarily fill gaps, providing experienced developers & designers who take ownership and don’t need any training.

Retain Happy Employees

Avoid piling work onto an already stretched team and keep employee well-being high by letting us do your testing, maintenance & upgrades, helping staff stay focussed on the project in front of them.

Deliver on Time

Have the reassurance that your projects will be delivered on time and customers kept happy by quickly boosting your team with experts who can pick up a project at any stage and help hit deadlines.

Keep Costs Down

Hefty recruitment fees, training costs, holidays, contracts & commitments - all real costs to a business that are avoided when temporarily bringing in affordable resource who are readily available.

Deliver Top Quality

We can pitch in at any stage of the project, offering assistance and support with an impressive tech stack to boot. Boosting your existing team's output, delivering high quality digital solutions.

Form Partnerships

We value integrity and commitment, only taking on projects we know we'll exceed in and can be delivered to your timescales. Helping form long-lasting, collaborative partnerships.

Team insights

We love to share our insights with the wider community

Adding a business logic layer to your Ruby on Rails application

Our experience has taught us that the business logic should be decoupled from & function independently of other application layers.

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5 key areas to consider when creating high impact brands

To create a brand that has real value and can easily connect with your customers, you need to consider these 5 key areas.

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Ruby on Rails Upgrades

Upgrading the Rails version of your application can feel like a daunting task, however, it can be accomplished with little pain.

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Core Technologies & Capabilities

Our technical skillset is broad, specialising in a wide range of design and software tools.

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Ruby on Rails

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Javascript

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React

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Stimulus

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JQuery

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MySQL

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PostgreSQL

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ElasticSearch

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CSS/HTML

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SASS

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Jekyll

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Wordpress

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Bootstrap

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Tailwind CSS

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Adobe Creative Cloud

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Adobe XD

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Photoshop

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Illustrator

Time to talk?

Get in touch today to see how we can help achieve your goals and get you where you need to be.