Bespoke Software & Web Development in the heart of Derby.

Wordcraft are a bespoke software and web development company based in Derby, England. Established in 1978 we have worked at the forefront of computing technology for over 30 years. Read on to learn more about what we do and how you can get in touch.

Web & E-Commerce

Standards compliant code, cutting edge web technologies and forward thinking design; Wordcraft have developed fully featured web applications, bespoke content management systems and complete e-commerce solutions for a variety of clients and price points across Derby and the rest of UK.

Hardware & Software

We pride ourselves at being at the forefront of software development, dating back to our market leading Wordcraft word-processor which was used widely throughout the world, including the NHS. Today, our DryFire Simulators prove our commitment to both hardware and software.

Scalable Business

For years we've been serving customers big and small from across the globe; from DryFire's network of international partners to enterprises like Toshiba Corporation. We cater to businesses of all sizes and have developed software for a number of sectors including retail, healthcare and education.

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Web Development & E-Commerce

R&K Stockcraft

R&K are a Milton Keynes based company who originally approached Wordcraft to develop a new website and e-commerce solution because their existing Magento based site was proving too convoluted to use in conjunction with the other aspects of their business. As is often the case with off-the-shelf solutions the system was over-generalised and over-engineered. Instead, they needed a bespoke solution that would fit their exact requirements. Working remotely from Derby, Wordcraft regularly communicated with the team at Milton Keynes to design and develop an integrated storefront which connects with their existing EPOS system and offers a fully responsive mobile experience.

Designer Carpet Remnants

Designer Carpet Remnants are a local Derby based business specialising in quality carpets at discount prices. The unique requirements of their industry meant that the sales team were spending a disproportionate amount of time trying to use a popular but generic off-the-shelf solution. Wordcraft, on the other hand, were able to provide an entirely bespoke solution, integrating web design with e-commerce and task management to compliment their workflow and, ultimately, save them money.


My Clay Shooting Record is a fully featured web application designed and developed by Wordcraft as part of a collaboration with Countryside Media Ltd. Developed over time with regular meetings between the development team here in Derby and the project's management, MCSR includes a responsive mobile app for tracking personal performance over time and integrates with both Facebook and Twitter. Everything from the database design to the user interface was a bespoke development and as a result it was nominated for Best Website in the 2014 Shooting Industry Awards.


Designed and developed in Derby, DryFire is a unique training system for clay & game shooting. The website acts as the digital storefront for Wordcraft's own hardware business and was designed and developed after vigorous user testing. The bespoke backend services provide both sales and support teams with the tools they need to run effectively and efficiently day to day while our rich web data APIs act as the backbone for many of the online components in the desktop-class DryFire software.

Hardware & Software Development

DryFire Target Simulators

DryFire has been designed using complex algorithms to simulate the realistic flight of targets, as well as the use of different cartridges and chokes. The simulator projects a small red laser spot (or target) onto your wall. This laser target moves at the same trajectory and speed as a real clay target. The muzzle insert releases an invisible signal (infra red) when the trigger switch is pulled, this signal is then detected by the camera in the simulator head and this information is then sent to the DryFire software for analysis.

ShootClay UK

ShootClay UK is a FREE Shotgun Shooting Ground Guide for the UK. All known Shotgun Shooting Grounds within the UK are listed and mapped to help you find a great shooting ground. Using GPS technology this app tells you your calculated distance away from the closest shooting ground, along with all other details including name, supported disciplines, contact details and where appropriate, a direct link to the ground's website.

Scalable Business

Toshiba Corporation

Wordcraft developed printer and scanner drivers for part of the e-Studio range of multi-function peripherals on Windows '98 through to Windows 8.1. The devices involved were a mixture of COM class and Printer class USB devices. Linux CUPS and SANE drivers were also written to support a subset of these devices. In addition to printing and scanning, our LaserFax, UniMessage and P3fax products were all customised to support Toshiba devices with Class 2 Fax capability.

Wordcraft Word Processor

Wordcraft was one of the world’s first mass market word processors and was written for a number of computers, including Commodore PETs, Apricots and IBM PCs. Most of the code was written in BCPL and it was used widely throughout the world, including within the NHS.

Our Reviews

"This new version feels clean, fresh and very easy to get into." Steven Chesterman, England.
"The system works well and is a revelation to use" Callum Ferguson, Scotland.
"It is a nice piece of equipment; very elegant in design." Mark Olson, USA.

Get In Touch

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Wordcraft International Ltd.
1st Floor, St Katherine's House
St Mary's Wharf
Mansfield Road



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