Who we are

Founding partners

Backed by our commercial experience of delivering high-profile projects for some of the largest businesses in the world.

our history

Industry expertise

Founded by two experienced software developers - Martin Hicks and James Galley, Si Novi is a Manchester-based agency capable of delivering high quality and high profile digital projects.

Having worked together in the digital sector for over a decade, Martin and James have acquired the cumulative knowledge, skills and experience required to deliver web and mobile applications at the highest level. Our commercial experience allows us to understand your business and the motivation for your project.


Martin Hicks

Martin is an experienced developer, and technology business owner - excelling in producing mobile and web applications for over a decade.

Initially working as a back-end developer in ASP.net and PHP, Martin was inspired by the launch of the first iPhone and began specialising in creating mobile apps using hybrid technologies in 2010.

Martin was able to utilise his expertise in web technologies such as JavaScript and HTML, and expand into hybrid technologies such as Cordova and Ionic, leading the production of apps for the likes of Telegraph Media Group and Jaguar Land Rover.

A firm believer in the web platform, Martin now excels in developing mobile apps, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and desktop applications that delight users.

In past five years, Martin has become a keen disciple of the serverless and cloud computing movement, and is considered an expert architect in AWS cloud environments - designing and deploying resilient infrastructure to support a range of complex workloads.

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James Galley

With over 10 years experience in the digital industry, building web applications and websites for businesses large and small - James knows how to produce web applications the right way.

James excels in creating and maintaining PHP and JavaScript web applications with MySQL Databases. He is an expert at data migration from Excel or other systems, web application security, API connectivity and cloud hosting. As an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner he is an experienced user of Amazon Web Services.

James is an experienced project manager and certified Scrum Product Owner, capable of delivering the technology while being aware of the commercial goals and working closely with other individuals and IT teams.

Recent projects include PHP web application security audits, legacy PHP application migration to the cloud, static site deployment and NodeJS serverless applications.

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