About Us

In a complex world... a refreshing common sense approach

Established in 2005, Common’s fanatical focus on native mobile app development was borne out of a chance meeting between retail and technology expert Simon Howship and experienced digital designer Ben Childs in 2010. Sharing the same excitement for ‘all things mobile’, they met for lunch the following day, and the rest, as they say, is history…

Simon Howship

Simon Howship

Managing Director

“We are proud to be straight-talking northerners. As a disciplined specialist mobile app development business, we are determined to remain focused on doing one thing and doing it well. We are very passionate about what we do and who we work with, as we favour investing in long-term partnerships based on mutual risk and reward.”

Ben Childs

Ben Childs

Operations Director

“Mobile tech still gives us such a buzz. We play a huge part in helping our clients grow into even more renowned brands. The variety that comes with our roles is very enriching and it’s a pleasure to be able to pass our insight and ideas on to others. It’s true that we eat, sleep and breathe apps, but we like to think that’s what our clients love about us!”