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Intelligent Addressing gain ISO 9001:2000 Certification

Posted: 01 January 2009

Intelligent Addressing has gained ISO 9001:2000 certification, a major milestone in the company's ongoing progress and expansion.

This is also a significant achievement for the company which acts as the custodian for two mission critical government sponsored national datasets, the NLPG (National Land and Property Gazetteer) and the NSG (National Street Gazetteer).

Intelligent Addressing is an independent company that was originally set up in 1999 to help with the development of the NLPG. The NLPG is a single definitive address database, designed for use by Local Authorities across all departments and systems in order to cut costs, improve efficiency and ultimately service delivery. Intelligent Addressing is involved with this vital initiative, which lies at the heart of transformational government, helping to drive the evolution of the underlying BS7666 property and street data standard and leading the crusade to increase uptake and improve quality. The NLPG has matured into an indispensable data set underpinning democracy, local government and the emergency services.

"The increasing strategic importance of both the NLPG and the NSG, de facto standards in themselves, encouraged us to invest in thorough and complete processes to ensure a robust quality management system (QMS) which has resulted in gaining ISO certification. ISO 9001 has given us the opportunity to examine our existing data handling processes, checks and balances and has added increased rigour to our operating practices," said Michael Nicholson, Managing Director and founder of Intelligent Addressing. "We take pride in the high standard of our work and our QMS encompasses every aspect of company operations enabling us to deliver continual improvement of business processes."

1st January 2009

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. www.nlpg.org.uk

The dataset enables various local authority departments - from revenue collection and environmental health, to social security, the electoral roll and education - to now offer true âjoined up' government. The benefits also go beyond service delivery. Fraud prevention, tax collection and disaster planning all benefit from the fact that each property is given a âUnique Property Reference Number' which transcends (property) numbers, names, descriptions (such as âThe Nursing Home') and postcodes. UPRNs are assigned for the full life of the plot and/or building.


Required under the New Roads and Street Works Act, the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) is a comprehensive list of over 1 million named and un-named streets, footpaths and thoroughfares, the definitive source for anyone with an interest in streets and their usage. There are over 300 organisations, utilities such as gas, water and electricity, BT, plus cable and communications companies, named as âStatutory Undertakers' approved by the Department of Transport to download this data, which conforms to the BS7666:1-2000 Standard. The NSG is a government initiative to create an unambiguous referencing system, using Unique Street Reference Numbers (USRNs) with which to identify any length of highway or road in England and Wales. Set up initially to improve highway maintenance, by the New Roads and Street Works Act, the NSG enables Utility companies and local councils to coordinate and know where and when to dig their holes. Under legislation each highway authority is required to create and maintain its own local street gazetteer (LSG) and additional street data (ASD), which is then compiled into one master index, the NSG, for access by others via the NSG online hub, managed by Intelligent Addressing. www.thensg.org.uk

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:

Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing | 0207 747 3500 | E-mail: [email protected] | www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk, www.thensg.org.uk, www.nlpg.org.uk

Editorial enquiries and colour separation requests:

William Allbrook | T: 01666 826641 | F: 01666 824668

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