Trusted software development:
delivered intelligently, designed to unlock growth.

Whether you’re driven by a need to modernise, to gain a competitive edge, or to overcome a frustrating operational blocker, we’re adept at crafting bespoke solutions that deliver real business value that will help your business grow.
 
 

About us

We are the most trusted bespoke software development company in Europe, number 1 ranked on Clutch, and backed by multiple industry awards. We design and build tailor-made web, mobile and cloud software solutions that help businesses unlock growth.​

We have over 25 years of experience across diverse sectors (from education and healthcare to leisure and financial services), and world-class expertise in creating web applications and services using a vast range of technologies.​
 

#1

on Clutch

25+

Years of business

300+

Employees

100+

Clients helped

 

#1

on Clutch

 

25+

Years of business

 
 

300+

Employees

 

100+

Clients helped

 

DCSL GuideSmiths office locations map
DCSL GuideSmiths office locations map
 
 

Worldwide delivery

With our roots in the UK, and our closely linked satellite offices in Hungary, Spain and Romania, we have a 300-strong in-house development team, enabling us to offer both onshore and nearshore delivery. ​

This means we can ship complex, ambitious development projects at speed and scale with competitive, flexible pricing models. We can work self-sufficiently or augment with your in-house team – either way you will get the right resource for your business.

Our people
 
 

Our people

We’re obsessive and uncompromising about the quality of our work, and that’s why we’ve invested heavily in recruiting and retaining the very best development talent from the UK and Europe. ​

We believe our strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of our people, who are at the heart of everything we do here at DCSL GuideSmiths. We know that an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential is also a successful one.

Our people

What some of our clients say…

“DCSL is strong across the board. The account management, technological capabilities, and support is all strong.”

Robert Owen, IOPC

“DCSL is differentiated in the pre-development stages. Having the clear design, discussion and understanding of​ the project is where DCSL really stands out. This early stage really enables successful project delivery.”

Ben Gray, KeyQuest

“It is always nice to have a company that is UK based. Reactivity is quite important, and so if the developers are based in the UK / Europe it is much preferred because of time zones.”

Dan Thompson, DACS

“When we approached DCSL we had a website, but it wasn’t multi-platform and we couldn’t do online finance. In year one of going online with DCSL we went from £1.2.m a year in the stores and over the phone to nearly £4m, just on finance.”

Ian Stephens, GAK

“This piece of software is highly critical and has helped us sell our robots. It has provided Smith and Nephew a competitive advantage in the market.”

Darren Wilson, Smith & Nephew

More about us

Our History

We've been helping our clients to transform their businesses through digital technology since 1994

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Our Values

Our values are what make us unique, drive our company culture, and govern everything we do.

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Meet the team

Our team of 300+ people mixes together all of the ingredients we believe are required for a successful software development...

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Software Development Awards

We are recognised as a leading bespoke software development company, and have won a number of prestigious business awards.

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Software Development Accreditations

As a leading bespoke software development company with a growing number of clients, our achievements now include Microsoft Gold Application...

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Charity

There’s more to life than just business. Here at DCSL GuideSmiths, we recognise that we can add a huge amount...

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FAQs

Here we answer some of the frequently asked questions about software development services.

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