A team of Bristol based software developers

The Giant Minds of Software

Named after the industrious Bristol Giant, Ghyston, we blend established practices with cutting-edge technologies to deliver high-quality bespoke software projects for ambitious companies. With end-to-end expertise, we can take your ideas from concept to working software. Our Bristol-based team love to be challenged with complex problems and to apply their creative knowledge to come up with a tailored solution.

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Move GB
Institute of Physics
IVC Evidensia

Bespoke software solutions for business efficiency

Creating solutions to help save you time and grow

Software consultancy

Our technical experts immerse themselves in your business to develop a software strategy tailor-made for you. We quickly get to grips with how you work and identify areas of your technology that are strong and those that need attention. Using this wealth of information, we can turn complex business needs and technical requirements into simple cost-effective solutions – leaving you with a well-defined roadmap and everything you need to get your project up and running.
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Software development

Once we have got to grips with your requirements, our team of developers, designers and testers can get to work crafting robust and reliable software. With many and varied technologies at our disposal, we ensure we are building software that is carefully designed around your business. Our agile project management process means we will agree a delivery schedule at the start, and you will get the chance to test and see the product as we work – reducing your risk, and ensuring that we deliver on time and in scope.
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Software support

Once your software is live, it’s crucial that you get the return on your investment. Our support team is there to help evolve and refine your software to ensure it keeps up with your changing needs. If you have a legacy system that’s giving you a headache or a new piece of software which needs maintaining, we can take those on too. Our team of developers are on hand to ensure everything continues to run as it should, giving you the time to focus on your business goals.
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Your giant software solution

A successful project needs close collaboration; we work with your target users and you, to understand your needs and to ensure we’re always on track. We’re focused on your objectives and that our software solutions are always delivering maximum value to your business. Clarity and trust are essential for great working relationships and are the basis of our long-term client partnerships. We take great pleasure and pride in seeing the businesses we work with go from strength to strength, and are always looking to bring more businesses into the Ghyston fold.
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Solving problems with software solutions

Our software solution helped improve the delivery of care services across Sanctuary’s care homes

Our bespoke care app allowed Sanctuary to transform the way they operate in their homes. Carers now have more time to spend with residents and managers have a better oversight due to real-time reporting.

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A bespoke care app for Sanctuary

For us it was all about quality, and that really aligns with Ghyston’s ethos. From the diligence of the recruitment to the superior nature of the code, exceptional quality resonates in everything they do.

Ashley Hewson, Director of IT and Digital, Unite Students

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Meet our giant minds

Here are some of the people you might meet.

Nickie Le Roy Chen

Meet our giant minds

Here are some of the people you might meet.

Nickie Le Roy Chen, Head of Account Management

Nickie is an Account Manager with over 10 years’ experience working across multiple sectors. Taking a consultative approach to all interactions, she enjoys being the voice of the customer with her key focus being to ensure that client’s key business objectives are always at the forefront of all project decisions.

Successful projects are founded on collaboration through excellent communication, and so I love being that conduit between the Client and the Ghyston team ensuring we are all working as one team towards a shared objective – creating a beautiful and functional piece of software! Supporting in this role ensures that we are able to cultivate long standing trusted partnerships with our clients and is why 85% of our work comes from repeat business.
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days saved

The digitisation of the process has reduced the average time to receive tenancy returns from 9 days to 4 days per bed, meaning that the number of customers lost to competitors has reduced significantly.

Our software solution provided Unite Students with a booking management system for 8000+ beds.

The future-proof system resulted in increased efficiency, higher revenue and happier employees.

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The Ghyston team in action

Tech Agnostic

We’re not biased towards using the trendiest technologies. Ghyston’s software developers are expert problem solvers and are confident in using a wide array of technologies, both traditional and new, to solve highly unique business problems. The important thing is that we choose the right technology for your specific problem and business objectives. We can lay out the pros and cons of different technical approaches and can quickly pick up any new technologies that offer value to the project.

The Giant Minds

We work hard to recruit for aptitude not knowledge, and to train and cultivate talent. As a result we have the best problem solvers in the South West! From organised project managers and detail-obsessed testers to curious coders, our team are dedicated to helping our clients meet their goals.

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Our diverse experience and knowledge of a variety of technologies means we continuously deliver the best results for clients.

Bristol Based

With a workforce of almost 25,000 people, Bristol has become a huge player in the tech scene. Our involvement in the local tech community allows us to gain insights from other organisations and to stay at the forefront of technology best practices. We love to work with local companies, and also to represent the South West with work for businesses across the UK.

Quality Guaranteed

We pride ourselves on producing the right solution, first time and quickly. We're so confident about what we deliver that we will fix any bugs for free for the first two months after go-live (subject to a maintenance agreement).

Beautifully crafted software that delivers results

Beautifully crafted software that delivers results

Our longstanding client Greencore asked for a bespoke HR system that was tailored to their needs, reflecting their culture and ways of working. We built a system for them which carries no license fee and is highly configurable so they can keep it updated and relevant to their business without the ongoing cost of a big support contract. The system is designed to be fully optimised around what Greencore users need and is a far cry from traditional clunky HR systems. As a result, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with a user score of 4.6/5, and was even recognised with an award from the CIPD.

Industry thoughts and news

Understanding the Power of Digital Twins

We have been having lots of discussions about digital twins, a concept that's gaining significant traction. But what exactly are digital twins, and why are they causing such a stir?
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Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Navigating the Landscape of AI and Machine Learning

AI has taken over the world but if you are just getting started it can be overwhelming and there is lots of terminology to get to grips with. So we've enlisted the expertise of our Head of Technical Excellence to shed light on some of the key concepts.
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Introducing the Giant Minds Podcast! 🎙️

Hear the latest news from the Bristol Tech Sector straight from , Ben Shorrock, Managing director of TechSpark and champion of Bristol. From the groundbreaking Isambard supercomputer to championing diversity in tech, Ben and Ric have you covered on all fronts.
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