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Meet the team

We would love to hear from you. There isn't an addressing or street naming issue that we haven't been able to solve yet!

Please feel free to drop us an email or give us a call to talk through your requirements, or meet for a coffee and a chat. We look forward to hearing from you.


To get in touch with the team, contact:

e: [email protected]

t: 020 7630 4600

Simon Barlow Executive Director of Consultancy

Over the last 20 years Simon has worked with British government to help develop and integrate a common address and street platform for use in a wide range of day to day public sector applications. This experience has led to him assisting other governments and organisations around the world in developing strategies to introduce or improve their current address management systems. Simon has also been involved in a wide range of geospatial data focused projects both in the UK and across Europe including INSPIRE and the European Address Framework assisting with data modelling, technical design and implementation.

Read's Simon's blog article ‘Mind the address gap'. 

Richard Groombridge Product and Data Development Manager

Richard is a Chartered Geographer and is responsible for developing and delivering  a shared operational framework for the management of roads and street data across England and Wales. He has expertise in developing and testing market propositions around the collection, improvement and use of street related data and providing advisory services to internal and external stakeholders in the development of data specifications, systems and data quality improvements.

Richard has built strong relationships within a large and diverse community with over 1500 individuals, including Local Authorities and Central Government, statutory undertakers, Ordnance Survey, LGA, Emergency Services, and members of the public.

Previously as National Street Data Manager he was an ambassador for the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) to local and central government including the provision of technical advice to a wider user base on the content and use of the NSG. Richard has also had previous experience of working in local government from his time as a Street Custodian at Kent County Council and as Address Custodian at Medway Council. 

Abbas Lokat Streets Development Manager

Baz is one of the country's leading experts in local authority Street data. He uses his extensive knowledge of the industry to help develop and implement solutions for national projects in line with current UK legislation. With expertise in gathering requirements and creating the most efficient solution, Baz has been instrumental in driving forward initiatives to promote the visibility and use of valuable local authority street data across Great Britain.

He has built excellent relationships across multiple organisations and disciplines, and is an expert in identifying requirements based on industry problems and needs. Baz specialises in solution delivery, whether it on data improvements or national initiatives, and brings experience on national projects such as the development of the National Street Gazetteer and the creation of new national street products with Ordnance Survey.

Richard Duffield Senior Consultant

Richard is responsible for developing and delivering the address services portfolio within the team. Business-minded and customer focussed, Richard has been integral in driving forward the quality and use of address data in Great Britain.

Richard brings to the table over ten years' experience on national projects such as the development of the National Street Gazetteer hub and a major national resilience project. Most recently he created and led the team which successfully launched and matured the National Address Gazetteer – culminating in the creation of the first UK spatial address dataset. Richard has contributed to the development of national, European and international geographic data standards and is widely recognised as one of the most authoritative voices in the field.

Read's Richard's blog article ‘5 Surprising ways addresses are making a difference in Great Britain'.