You visualise it, we build it.

Custom Software Company in Preston

A tailored approach to every project…

What software do you want to develop?

TO improve a business process

At CB Automation, we understand that every business is different and that one-size-fits-all solutions don’t always work. That’s why we take a tailored approach to every project, working closely with our clients to help them streamline their processes and enhance their customer-facing systems. We pride ourselves on being cost effective and efficient, so you can be confident you’re getting the best value for your money.

We have a team of experienced developers who will work with you to map out your current processes, rapidly deliver a bespoke software solution, and integrate it with other technology and systems. We’ll also train and onboard your team, and provide ongoing support, maintenance, and development of the software.

to Develop a new product

If you’re an established business or an entrepreneur, you may have spotted an opportunity for a new software product or mobile app in your industry. Taking advantage of this opportunity requires careful planning and execution, which is where CB Automation come in.

We sit down to listen and understand your ideas and then go to work to translate them into a piece of fully functioning software. We work in an Agile way, first prototyping the new software and then releasing iterations of the software until you are happy to take it to market. This approach allows us to get your feedback and input at every stage of development, ensuring that the final product is exactly what you need.

A tailored approach to every project…

Software Development Services

As a team, we have over 20 years of experience in software design and development. We have worked on multiple projects with different size  companies, helping them successfully bring their ideas to reality, improving their workflow efficiency and delivering savings across the board. We have vast expertise, from working with small start-ups to large brands, delivering as per their scope whilst respecting their budget.

We have a proven track record of success and are confident that we can help you achieve your goals. 

Contact us today to find out how we can help you turn your vision into reality.


Web Application Development

Residing in the cloud and accessed from anywhere, web apps can be used for your own specific requirements or resold to other users as SaaS (Software as a Service).

Mobile App Development

Grow brand engagement with an interactive, native mobile app, built on Xamarin reducing development time.

Bespoke Product Development

Whether a brand new product or the modernising of existing legacy software, the software is built to streamline business processes, and address custom specific needs of businesses.

Ecommerce website

Our development team are adept and experienced at building high performing e-commerce sites, optimised for UI/UX and built on sound fundamentals.

How do we build it?

The software development Process

We will meet with you, listen and understand your requirements, then create an outline brief for you to confirm. Upon confirmation, we then provide you with an indicative quotation for sign off. You will be advised of the stages and the timeframes for delivery. Throughout the process there will be regular scheduled updates and the opportunity for you to ‘road-test’ elements of the software.

We use the PMP framework to ensure that your project is delivered on time and as per quotation. This allows us to continually monitor progress vs schedule, so there are no surprises as the project nears completion!

A tailored approach to every project…

software Technologies we use

Supported frameworks: CodeIgniter, WordPress, Flutter, WooCommerce, Bootstrap
Supported JS frameworks: JQuery, React.JS
Supported Databases: MySQLi, MySQLi with Firebase
Supported Languages: PHP, Java, Java Script, Dart
Supported Front End Standards: HTML CSS / SaSS, Java Script
Supported Design Packages: Adobe XD Adobe Photoshop
Supported Version Control: GIT (Recommended), SVN CVS
Supported Tools: Jira (Issue tracking), Grunt / Gulp (development automation), Docker (environment automation), GitLab with GitlabCI (Continuous Integration), Selinium (Automated testing)
Misc tools, technologies and standards: GTM / GA Facebook Pixel, OWASP Compliant

What our clients say…


Nursery Software (PM Buddy)
Sophie is a dedicated nursery owner who had been frustrated by the software she used to manage her business. She approached us with an idea for Children's Nursery-specific bespoke software project. She wanted to build on some of the features of some of the software that she had used but wanted additional features incorporating. We worked with Sophie and created PM Buddy
Identifying an untapped niche in the market, we were asked by a new start up to build a web app to extract invoice data via an online OCR scanner from a supplier’s invoice and import the data into various accounting software. The client wanted this process to be as seamless as possible so we automated the process and reduced down the required human input to the bare minimum.
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Bespoke Software Development

Sectors we are active in

Finance & Insurance


Energy & Utilities



Oil, Gas & Mining

Media & Entertainment

Logistics & Distribution

Travel & Hospitality

Our frequently asked questions

Bespoke software - FAQ's

Bespoke software is increasingly becoming the norm for businesses, as more and more recognise the advantages it has over off-the-shelf solutions. Bespoke software is designed to meet your specific needs, rather than being a one-size-fits-all solution, and as such can be more efficient and effective for your business. Furthermore, you own the source code for bespoke software, so you have complete control over it and can make changes as you see fit. In addition, bespoke software can be developed using agile methodology, meaning that it can be adapted and changed quickly as your business needs change.

Bespoke software can give a business a competitive edge through increased productivity gains, cost reduction and greater performance visibility.  The software is custom built to the business’ exact requirements.

Bespoke software is scalable and flexible, it is custom built to address an organisations unique needs, thereby offering increased productivity and or eliminating inefficiencies. Long term is it is cheaper than off the shelf software as there are no upgrade, support or subscription costs. Unlimited users can use the software rather than paying per seat. Complete ownership of the software also determines the timeframe that additional features are added at

Our minimum project value is £15,000.

Yes you will own the source code to the software. Subject to how your software was created, you could also look to sell licences for users to use the software on a SaaS (software as a service) basis generating additional revenue.

Our initial meeting would be a discovery call, where we find out your goals, timeframes and end purpose. We document this to ensure we have understood your objectives and then start to build out the scope of work for your project. The process starts once you get in touch to schedule a discovery call.