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IA becomes independent company

Posted: 27 November 2002

Intelligent Addressing Limited (IA) today announced that it has demerged from Property Intelligence PLC (PI).

Intelligent Addressing has been developing the National Land & Property Gazetteer (NLPG) under a joint venture agreement with Local Government Information House Ltd, the information-trading subsidiary of the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA).

"We welcome this move;" said Michael Nicholson, Chief Executive of IA. "IA has been growing quickly and its focus is on the e-Government and modernizing initiatives whilst Property Intelligence is primarily involved with the commercial property sector. Although the two businesses have some synergies there is much more operational sense in their developing independently."

IA assists local authorities with the preparation of their Local Land & Property Gazetteers (LLPGs) and is responsible for the management of the NLPG maintenance hub, which collates LLPGs and uses them and other sources to update the NLPG. IA also works with Government departments matching their datasets to the NLPG and advising them and others about the best way to keep their NLPG referencing up to date.

The demerger, which was planned some months ago, follows a recent cash offer of approximately £11 million received by PI from the CoStar Group Inc of the USA.

27 November 2002

Notes to Editors:

The NLPG was initiated in 1999 to become the master address dataset for England and Wales and the central hub for the 376 address creating Local Authorities and their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs). Based on unique property reference numbers (UPRNs) the underlying principle of these gazetteers is to provide a single definitive ad dress database for all departments and systems across a local authority in order to cut costs, improve efficiency and service delivery.

Intelligent Addressing is a specialist private sector consultancy (an SME) employing recognised experts in addressing. It was originally set up to help develop the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) on behalf of local government and now manages the NLPG and NSG central data hubs under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with local government.

Intelligent Addressing contact:

Michael Nicholson, Managing Director, Tony Black, Operations Director | 0207 747 3500 | Email: [email protected] | www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk, www.thensg.org.uk, www.nlpg.org.uk

The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) The IDeA works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole. IDeA has brokered the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with Intelligent Addressing to develop the NLPG and NSG, through the Local Government Information House (LGIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Agency.

Working in partnership with the local government community developing national infrastructure projects that enable councils to deliver local services more effectively, LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.

The NLPG is a joint venture between the Information House and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
IDeA contacts:

Steve Brandwood, Programme Manager | 020 7296 6615 | Email: [email protected] | www.idea.gov.uk

Media: Paul Bailey | 020 7296 6529

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