Our Story

Founding Apadmi​

A lot has changed since Apadmi first opened its doors in 2009. From developing the very first mobile app on a Sony Ericsson, to building some of the most technically complex, beautiful and user-friendly solutions you’ll find in the app store today, Apadmi takes pride in its mobile expertise and history

A history of mobile

1999
2009
2009-2016
2016
2018
2019
2020
Mobile experts since 1999
In 1999, the founders of Apadmi, Garry Partington, Nick Black, Howard Simms and Adam Fleming, created apps for the first ever smartphone, the Ericcson R380 whilst working at EMCC Software.
2009, Apadmi was founded
The iPhone (and quickly Android) changed everything. Recognising the huge disruption that was about to happen, Apadmi was launched.
The mobile explosion
Apps for BBC, X Factor and The Guardian were soon followed by richer mobile experiences for Lexus, Land Rover and Argos.
2016, Digital Transformation with NHS
DonorPath, for NHS Blood and Transplant, changed the game again. A full end-to-end digital solution that saved precious time and has won a number of awards.
2018, Labs & beyond
Apadmi Labs was established to create future solutions for ourselves and our clients. This means if the right solution doesn't exist, we can work with you to invent, as well as innovate.
10 years in mobile
We celebrated our 10th birthday and welcomed our 100th employee to the team. We kept ourselves busy redefining sailing with the launch of the world's leading fan-engagement app with SailGP.
Company-wide remote working
We reacted quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving our entire team to a remote-working policy, providing them with the equipment, tech and support they needed to stay productive.

Our founders

Garry Partington

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Nick Black

Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Howard Simms

Co-founder and Director of Partnerships

Adam Fleming

Co-Founder and Group Chief Technical Officer

Our Board

Garry Partington

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Jasper Van de Luijtgaarden

Chief Revenue Officer

Ken McPherson

Chief Financial Officer

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