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 and 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 Team in 2017

Our Team

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 send us a mail (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

Vickie White

Enterprise Sales Manager

Louise Watts

Sales Consultant

Moira Livesey

Local Government Ambassador

Eoghan Hennessey

Project Manager

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

Affiliations

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 buyers services faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts.

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Amazon Web Services

We’re the Experts in Place and an AWS “Select Partner”. 

We provide fully managemend cloud deployments for over 30 organisations.  This isn’t just an IT service – we simplify the delpoyment & 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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Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation

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

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

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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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Ordnance Survey

As a Development Partner we’ve in depth knowledge of their data & APIs

We partner with Ordnance Survey and provide services & tools to make it easy for our existing and potential customers to use Ordnance Survey data with Open Source based products.

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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. They lead, connect and develop 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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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 have 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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European Foundation for Quality Management

Membership enables us to demonstrate our commitment to develop a culture of excellence, drive innovation, and improve results.

EFQM is a not for profit membership foundation with 30 years’ experience of supporting organisations, from Europe and beyond, reach sustainable Excellence and even exceed it.

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The Equality Register

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

Excellent equality and diversity practices are very important and customers want to know more about what we do and our approach. 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 this.

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