A really good digital agency.

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Who are we?

Common Mode are a small and brilliant team based in the digital hub of the North West — Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter. We build beautiful modern apps and websites for businesses and brands all over the world.

Meet our super heroes.

George Gardiner

Founder & Developer

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George is a skilled PHP developer and software systems architect with over 10 years experience. More recently he has been in high demand as a UI/UX designer as well for his aptitude in finding the simplicity of function in everything. George is a big fan of cars and travel and has completed the mighty Mongol Rally twice.

John Banks

Founder & Developer

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John has been a technical wizard from an early age when he started writing games for his father's ZX Spectrum. Bill Gates once took his photo at the summit of Mount Snowdon because he was so amused by the fact that a 9 year old John had lugged a book on C++ programming all the way to the top so he could read it in case he got bored.

Luke Thompson

Production Manager

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Luke is our super creative. He comes up with new and exciting ideas for everything, and doesn't stop when the working day is done. As well as projects for our clients Luke is a creator of movies, games and music. Most people that know Luke assume he lives in another physical dimension where there are in fact 36 hours in a day.

Why you'll love working with us.

Our team are absolutely dedicated to producing work that delights our clients. We use a refined set of project management tools and techniques to make sure nothing slips and that everything is built on time to specification. We use dedicated client account managers to make sure communication is crystal clear at all times, and we always like to measure everything!

What about our work?

Here is a selection of our recent work. With projects as diverse as our clients please don't worry if what you're looking for isn't exactly something we've shown you here — we can probably still build it.


Websites & Cloud Based
Open Project

CGP Publications

Apps (eLearning) Open Project


Apps (Facebook) Open Project

Pizza Hut

Cloud Based Systems Open Project


Broadcast Open Project

Teenage Cancer Trust

Broadcast Open Project

What services do we offer?

We offer the full range of services you might expect from a digital agency. The ones below are just a guide to those that clients approach us about most often. If your project doesn't fit into one of these boxes, but you know you need developers, designers, business and data analysts, or digital content creators then contact us today. We're never afraid to take on a unique, bespoke or special project — they're usually the best.

Brochure Websites

Ideal for shops, bars, service providers and other small businesses. Good looking modern websites that provide essential information to potential customers when they search for the produces or services you offer.


Ready to sell products and services online? We provide eCommerce solutions, including payment processing, order management and fulfilment. We can also help you drive traffic to your store.

Cloud Based Systems

Do business more efficiently with a complete system tailored to your process. Automate manual tasks, reduce mistakes, and increase the volume with cloud based IP that's built for purpose.

Mobile Apps

As your company's mobile app development partner, we can be with you every step of the way, or just as far as you need. We are cross-platform developers and can offer a full service from design through to deployment in App stores.

Search Engine Optimisation

When you need more traffic to your website, organic search engine optimisation is usually the most cost effective place to start. We offer various packages at different levels depending on how high or low the fruit hangs on the tree.

Social Media Marketing

We'll take responsibility for creating high performing fan pages and customise your social media advertising. Why? Well, to generate lots of leads and help you foster a loyal and valuable customer base of course.

PPC & Multichannel Marketing

We build all campaigns after a robust analysis of what works in your sector. The tools and strategies we employ are designed to put the right ad in the right space and fulfil your campaign goals in a way that is clearly measurable.

Conversion Rate Optimisation

We use proven techniques including A/B split testing and user behaviour theory to understand and connect with visitors to your site. We'll identify and remove the hurdles to increasing those all-important conversion rates!

Take action - contact us today.

Whatever your project, start making it happen here. Let us know what you'd like to achieve and we'll tell you how long it will take and how much it will cost.