Riverblade - Company


General Information

RiverbladeRiverblade is a UK based Independent Software Vendor (ISV) established in 2004 and specialising in:

  •  Software Development Tools
  •  Bespoke Software Solutions
  •  Code and Process auditing

We are based in Bournemouth, Dorset, on the south coast of England.

If you have a particular query or are interested in engaging our services directly, please contact us.


What we do

Software development can be a time consuming and very expensive process requiring highly specialised skills and experience. Even in the most well resourced teams, an inordinate amount of time can be spent chasing down hard to reproduce bugs or unexpected and unwanted behaviour.

It doesn't have to be that way.

Our aim is to provide developers with tools to assist them in improving productivity and code quality and thus reducing the likelyhood of overruns and costly delays. Where more specific assistance is needed, we can also consult directly with customers to assist in addressing issues of quality, usability or maintainability.

If you have a specific need (whether it be for a tool which you believe would improve your development process or for more direct assistance), why not contact us and see what we can do for you? 


Where you will find us

We believe that software quality comes from an attitude based on continuous learning and improvement. As such, we are proud to be able to sponsor events such as the ACCU Conference and Agile on the Beach. If you are interested in meeting us in person, conferences such as these provide an ideal venue to do so.

You can also find our developers in online forums such as the Business of Software and The Code Project.

Riverblade are proud to be associated with the ACCU - an organisation of programmers who care about professionalism in programming and are dedicated to raising standards in the industry. 


Why the name?

Names are funny things, and none more so than those belonging to companies. Well chosen names have character and say something.

When our founder Anna was considering starting the business, she spent an inordinate amount of time trying - without success - to think of a suitable name. Every possibility which was examined or suggested was rejected as unsuitable or lacking in character.

The company found its name one morning over breakfast during a conversation between Anna and her partner. For some reason the word "river" found its way into the conversation, and that was enough to spark a mental association leading to a name.

Riverblade is the name resulting from that conversation...the second part of the name (and our logo) being a reference to her interest in medieval living history and past experience on the re-enactment circuit.


As an independent software vendor specialising in Visual Studio integration, we obviously have a working relationship with Microsoft Corporation in this area. What may not be quite so obvious is that we also work closely with several other organisations, for example:

Since partnering with organisations with complementary aims and products is beneficial for both parties, we are always interested to hear from organisations in our sector or area who are interested in collaborating on new business ventures or products. If you believe that your organisation would benefit from such a partnership, please contact us.



Any organisation can only be as good as the people within it. Riverblade is a technology lead independent software vendor ISV) and as such the experience of our staff is key to the quality and success of our products.


Contact Details

Registered Office:

Platinum House,
23 Hinton Road,
United Kingdom BH1 2EF.

Registered in England and Wales no. 5187132.

VAT ID: GB 847004538

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Organisation of Independent Software Vendors


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