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About Achorda

What we do

Achorda is a bespoke software development company based at Harwell Oxford, in the centre of a thriving hub of science and technology innovation. It's the perfect environment for us to explore new ideas and jump on new technological breakthroughs as they happen and we are excited to be a part of it.

For over 25 years Achorda has been helping clients use technology to grow and evolve, as changing business environments and commercial expectations demand that they rethink their business processes and strategies.

We build long term partnerships with our clients and offer helpful advice and ideas to keep their software up to date as markets and consumer demands constantly evolve.

Our People

Peter Ebdon Founder and Managing Director


Peter founded the company in 1995 and is the Managing Director at Achorda. Peter is an expert software architect and gets a kick out of translating our clients’ unique and diverse requirements into effective and exciting software solutions. He is also a qualified project manager and makes sure everything goes to plan.


You could describe Peter as a speed-loving boater with a weakness for gadgets. He is also not bad on the tennis court but a terrible dancer.

Microsoft .Net (MVC and Core)



Prince2 and Agile Scrum project management

Umbraco Certified Expert

Umbraco Certified Expert Peter Ebdon

Mark Wallwork Senior Developer


Mark has a wealth of development experience with Achorda and enjoys the challenge of new technology and applying it to our development projects. Mark also heads up our client support, helping our clients with ideas for enhancing their solutions or integrate other applications as their requirements change.


Mark is a passionate Wolverhampton Wanderers fan and lover of all things football related. He enjoys cooking, especially on the BBQ, and likes a constant flow of coffee.

Microsoft .Net (MVC and Core)



Umbraco Certified Expert

Umbraco Certified Expert Mark Wallwork

Amanda Ebdon Creative Director


Amanda oversees all things creative at Achorda. Her role is to ensure the user experience is up to scratch for all our software interfaces. Amanda's expertise lies in taking SEO and web accessibility into consideration and producing designs that ensure our clients’ brands are exceptionally presented across all media. Amanda is also our HTML and CSS guru.


Amanda is an arts and crafts enthusiast with a passion for dogs and Cornwall. In her spare time, Amanda makes and sells her own artistic creations worldwide through her online Etsy shop.





Adobe CC

Umbraco Certified Professional

Umbraco Certified Professional

Dean Tilley Developer


Dean loves to get his hands on new technology and experiment with new ideas. He uses his expertise to ensure the back-end development for our solutions is as fast and efficient as possible. Dean likes a challenge and the feeling he gets when he finds a neat solution to it.


Some would call Dean a gaming enthusiast with a passion for heavy metal music and mosh pits. He also has an encyclopedia of Game Of Thrones trivia in his head.

Microsoft .Net (MVC and Core)



Umbraco Certified Expert

Umbraco Certified Expert Dean Tilley

How we work

Step by step, here's how we approach a typical project at Achorda


Consultancy, requirements and scoping

It's vital to talk to all stake-holders at the on-set to ensure the scoping stage considers all the agreed requirements.


Wireframing and design

Wireframes help to visualise the agreed page content and decide the user journeys before the graphic design begins.


Development and testing

With the look and feel and content all agreed, coding can begin followed by rigorous testing to iron out any bugs.


Delivery and

That's it! You're up and running! But our involvement doesn't end here.


On-going support and maintenance

We're here whenever you need us, for guidance and support and to enhance your software as your requirements evolve.

What our clients like about us

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