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Meet the team

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Simon Bailey Senior Consultant

Simon has worked for over 15 years with geographic data from around the world. Originally a geoscientist, he has worked in a number of academic and government arenas. For the last seven years he has managed the collection of the NSG dataset and the integration of other network information to create the most powerful street dataset in the UK. He has extensive experience of working with local authorities, government bodies and agencies, alongside a number of commercial partners.

He has broad knowledge of legislative requirements in both creating and managing the highway network. He has been instrumental in improving street data usage and streamlining processes in the UK industry.  He is one of the country's leading experts in Street and Network data, delivering solutions to collect, capture, integrate and standardise information, which underpin the UK's utility asset management alongside the broader UK Transport economy.