Learning lies in the art of questioning
Who we work with
You know what you want. You are driven and motivated and have a goal in mind. You appreciate the role of technology and understand we are living in the digital age - the digital revolution. You want to drive innovation in your business and are excited about what technology can do for your customers. Enter Slate.
We are problem solvers and curious by nature. We love technology and our history in software delivery is through clear, simple strategy. Knowing what to ask and when - deepening our learning and promoting imagination and problem-solving to deliver your business goals.
In the fast-paced globalized markets of today's business world we know that technology needs to support your business, not work against it. With minimal use of technical language, we work alongside you to develop the tech strategy we will rely on.
Discovery & Design
We know you need to trust us. That is why we put boundless energy into understanding your business right from the beginning. If we can demonstrate we understand your business, we can build the trust you need to let us design your solution.
We partner with organisations who want to deliver modern serverless applications in the cloud, we build apps and pipelines to bring lasting change.
Questioning is a major form of human thought and interpersonal communication. Let us support you on your journey of discovery by giving you the support you need, when you need it.
Slate is a double helix of culture and technology. We are curious beasts who naturally want to get to the heart of problems so we can find the right solutions for your challenges. We hold our clients in high regard and would be proud to be a part of your journey.
We are efficient
Time equals money. We don't overload problems with unnecessary resource. We measure efficiency by asking how much useful work gets done. We are not precious about changing focus if it means a more efficient method wins. We want to achieve your business goals with little wasted effort.
We are bold
At Slate we constantly ask questions of ourselves and our customers. In everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently. We challenge the status quo by taking engineers for who and what they are. They just happen to write code.
We are approachable
Going digital can be overwhelming. Talk to us however you feel most comfortable whether that is face to face or video call from 1000 miles away. Let us handle the tech letting you focus on your business goals.
We enjoy ourselves
Most important of all is that we enjoy what we do and that shines through in the work we deliver. The little extras that noone expected are often what everyone remembers.
Who doesn't love a little bit of praise. We are lucky enough to have worked with some awesome clients who love us almost as much as we love them!
Joe Dalton - Salt Finance, CEO
"Building a FinTech in 6 months was a big ask. Especially as it is an FCA regulated business. Slate delivered on time and on budget. I can not recommend them enough, they make good on their promises of what they can deliver"
Richard James - Nationwide, Head of Engineering
"We trust Slate to be effective, to be leading and to be agile. Always there, building it, architecting it, engineering it., upskilling our people, leading the way. I would 110% recommend Slate to others."
Joel James - The Actives Challenge, Founder
"We use Slate as a virtual CTO role that also help us deliver on our technology deliverables whilst remaining passionate about The Actives Challenge. We will never forget the day we started working with Slate - everything has gone right since then."
Jason Pearce - British Horseracing Authority
"We approached Slate to write a front end user interface for our judging system, to end up judging all horse races here in the UK. Slate listened to what we were trying to achieve and the work they do is of a high quality."
Trust is more than just a word
Richard James, Head of Digital Technology and Engineering at Nationwide Building Society, talks about why he trusts us at Slate to accelerate digital change for the organisation.
Our first project was to improve their existing banking app where we reduced the load time from up to 16 seconds to under a second. Following this success, we later went on to assist in delivering the Covid 19 response - the first bank in the UK to have a digital journey for the Coronavirus mortgage payment break.
When you work with Slate
Consider yourself a smaller, more nimble competitor? Enter Slate. It’s not our job to just write code. Make you bigger and more bloated. Our focus is getting on. We’re here to accelerate things.
Your company learns and upskills as Slate progresses. Keeps things focused. Keeps things fast.
Featured Case Studies
We are proud to have worked with some leading thinkers and innovators
Boat finance made simple. Thats the strap line at Salt - and that is what we did for Salt delivering them a fully fledged FinTech in 6 months from concept to production. Read more.
The Actives Challenge
Action-based challenges to help schools and families save our environment through sustainable living. We advised The Actives in our virtual CTO role and delivered them an MVP in record time. Next up, world domination. Read more.
Nationwide Building Society
We partnered with NBS the worlds largest building society to help them deliver across their digital teams from mobile to in-branch, agile to architecture frameworks. Read more.
Diagnosing dementia within 10 minutes? That’s fast. We designed a prototype app to rapidly analyze and translate medical data into an accurate diagnosis.
For Cambridge Cognition, data is everything. One mistake can invalidate months’ worth of clinical results. So it’s vital to create a system that never has any bugs.
Smart cities need smart interfaces to control street lighting. We work with Telensa to develop complex solutions to this problem.
Through a process of rigorous testing and refining, we helped design a system that controls the entire network remotely.
Our technical team supports implementation of this solution. Not only do we solve problems, but we lead internal teams to ensure rollout is effortless and fast.
Solving problems Aggregate Industries has helped create loyalty app solutions to customer/supplier invoice portals. Our unique thinking drives digital creativity.
Under time pressure, we migrated their entire app estate into the cloud (AWS).
Next steps? Upskilling and coaching the internal team on new tech to continue the innovation process.
From concept to design, we delivered a winning strategy for this food & beverage start-up.
Orderzing uses an entirely scalable software technology stack to enable mobile payments in the F&B sector. We help the client visualise their current state by evaluating the market, analysing the business challenges and defining the product journey.