About

Experts in Place

Astun Technology was formed by Mike Saunt in 2005. Mike set out on his own with the fledgling iShare Maps application and a vision focused on web services and open source. 

Astun rode the eGovernment wave and within five years had notched up over thirty local authority customers, delivering innovative enhancements to iShare along the way.  Astun’s iShare and bespoke solutions are now in use with over 60 organisations including Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Blue Light Services and Social Housing.

Astun is a corporate member of the AGI, an Ordnance Survey Partner, an associate sponsor of OSGeo and an EFQM member.

Recruitment has extended development talent, flair and capability turning Astun into the UK market leader for open source geospatial solutions including Enterprise GIS, metadata and so much more.

Astun Technology Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales with the company number 05410695. Our mailing address is 120 Manor Green Road, Epsom, Surrey. KT19 8LN.

Astun Team in 2017

Are you looking for a more rewarding role?

We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals who appreciate working with open source geospatial technologies as much as we do. If this sounds like you, please contact us.

It’s not easy staying at the forefront of open source technology. As we grow, we need to find more people who are as curious, innovative and responsive as we are. Here’s what we offer in return:
FLEXIBILITY

We’re a fully remote family-orientated organisation. Many of our team work part-time or flexible hours

FAIR PAY

We believe in paying our team what they’re worth

COMMUNITY

As the leading GeoSpatial consultancy we will encourage you to be actively involved in open source community projects

PURPOSE

We’ll help you achieve your goals whilst you’re helping our clients achieve theirs

Careers

Meet our experts

Astun staff are open source geo experts and enthusiasts with over 250 years experience in the geospatial industry. If you would like to join our team, please contact us (we do not recruit through agencies).

Mike Saunt

Managing Director

Steven Feldman

Strategic Board Advisor

Mike Smith

Head of Sales

Dan Ormsby

Head of Operations

Nick Turner

Head of Product

Moira Livesey

Local Government Ambassador

Matt Walker

GeoSpatial Architect

Jo Cook

Metadata Lead

Ian Turton

GeoSpatial Consultant

Andrew Bailey

GIS Consultant

Ant Scott

GIS Consultant

Matt Travis

GIS Consultant

Simon Chapman

Support Lead

Peter Goulborn

Technical Architect

Jonathan Lake-Thomas

Server-side Developer

Paul Porthouse

Web Developer

Marco Finnberg

SysAdmin / Dev Ops

Kim Stimpson

Commercial / Technical Writer

Tracy Russell

Finance Assistant

Gowthami Dhandapani

Test Analyst

Tom Chadwin

Full Stack GeoSpatial Consultant

Affiliations, certifications and memberships

Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation

We provide Gold sponsorship to the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation – OSGeo.

OSGeo is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software such as QGIS, GeoServer and GeoNetwork. The foundation provides financial, organisational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community by promoting its widespread use.

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G-Cloud Framework

You can use the Crown Commercial Service’s Digital Marketplace to buy our cloud services through the G-Cloud framework.

The framework is an agreement between government and suppliers making buying services faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts.

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The Equality Register

The Equality Register is managed through the Association of Equality Scheme Providers (AESP).

We take our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 very seriously and being a member of the Equality Register is the best way to demonstrate our commitment to excellent equality and diversity practices. 

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Living Wage Employer

We want our employees to enjoy solving clients’ problems, not worrying about paying their bills. That’s why we’re committed to paying all employees a fair wage.

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SME Climate Commitment

SMEs make up 99% of UK businesses. Collectively, they are responsible for over half of the UK’s emissions from business and industry. As a growing SME, we believe that every business should take responsibility for cutting their emissions. We’ve therefore committed to reducing our emissions by half before 2030 and achieving net-zero by 2050. 

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Ordnance Survey

As a Development Partner we’ve in depth knowledge of Ordnance Survey’s data & APIs

We partner with Ordnance Survey and provide services and tools to make it easy for customers to use Ordnance Survey data with Open Source based products. Our Astun Data Services help customers save time, money and resources when using Ordnance Survey data including MasterMap & VectorMap Local.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

Cloud Ready and Certified to Cyber Essentials Plus

We’ve demonstrated our commitment to security and data protection by achieving independent certification under the government-backed Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. This programme helps organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. With GDPR and threats from ransomware and other forms of malware continuing to grow, it is more vital than ever for all companies to demonstrate that they take digital security seriously.

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Bramble Hub

We’re a member of the Bramble Hub which provides access to various government frameworks for ICT Experts.

As specialists in government procurement Bramble Hub has been successfully connecting ICT companies and the public sector since 2006. They work as the thin prime contractor on our behalf for the Data & Application Solutions (DAS) framework RM3821.

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Amazon Web Services

We provide fully managemend cloud deployments for over 30 organisations. This isn’t just an IT service – we simplify the deployment and ongoing maintenance of the solutions through a simple subscription based model which is backed up by our Enterprise Grade Support & Services.

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Association for Geographic Information

We are a corporate member of the AGI. The AGI exists to represent the interests of the UK’s GI industry. It leads, connects and develops a community of members who use and benefit from geographical information and many of our Open Source training courses are accredited by them.

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European Foundation for Quality Management

EFQM is a not for profit membership foundation with 30 years’ experience of supporting organisations, from Europe and beyond, to reach sustainable excellence and even exceed it. Membership of EFQM enables us to demonstrate our commitment to developing a culture of excellence, driving innovation and improving results.

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Open Data Institute

As an SME member, we look forward to sharing our expertise with over 2,000 other members including businesses, startups, data experts and government leaders.

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