About us

CentralApps are a North East based software development agency. We specialise in the development of online systems to solve complex business problems. We work in an open, iterative and agile way - providing transparency to our clients. Quality is at the heart of everything we do - from best practices, to testing, to code quality.

Michael Peacock, Director


Our Managing Director, Michael Peacock, is an experienced software CTO and technical strategist. He has been involved in a range of innovative projects including: large-scale telemetry data collection and processing for an Electric Vehicle company, collaboration systems for government departments, social facial recognition, national news content management and customer engagement systems. With a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Durham, Michael is also a Zend Certified Engineer. Michael is keen to share his knowledge, and to that end has had 7 technical books published, acted as technical reviewer for several more, and often speaks at technical conferences and user groups.


  • Creating development environments with Vagrant, Packt 2013
  • Drupal 7 Social Networking, Packt
  • PHP 5 Social networking, Packt
  • PHP 5 E-Commerce Development, Packt
  • Drupal 6 Social Networking
  • Selling online with Drupal e-Commerce
  • Building websites with TYPO3

Speaking engagements

  • Confoo, Montreal, Canada
  • Cloud Connect, Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Dutch PHP Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • PHP UK Conference, London, UK
  • PHPNW, Manchester, UK
  • PHPNE Usergroup, Newcastle, UK
  • SuperMondays, Newcastle, UK