Aligned Assets

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Aligned Assets Ltd
Industry Software
Gazetteer Solutions
Address Management
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Founded Guildford, Surrey, (1996)
Headquarters Woking, Surrey, UK
Key people

Andy Hird (Co-Owner & Managing Director),
Dinesh Thanigasalam (Co-Owner & Commercial Director)

Aligned Assets are a UK-based full service company from Surrey that develops address management and gazetteer software for local authorities, the emergency services and the commercial sector. They almost exclusively work with the AddressBase products from the Ordnance Survey.


Aligned Assets were formed in 1996 by Carl Nunn, later joined by Phil Gee in 1997 and Mike Saunt (now of Astun Technology) in 1998, who all met whilst working together for MapInfo Corporation (now Pitney Bowes MapInfo). Originally working as MapInfo resellers and Geographical Information System (GIS) developers, the company saw early success by securing contracts with companies such as the BBC, Experian and Orange (brand).

Aligned Assets moved into address management with the development in 1997 of the BS7666 Toolbox that was built on behalf of MapInfo to assist UK Local Authorities in the development of the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG). It was the BS7666 Toolbox that went on to form the basis of their current Gazetteer Management System.

They currently specialize solely in the gazetteer and address management market working both in the local government sector and with the emergency services. They are the chosen supplier to the British Transport Police,[1] Transport for London,[2] Birmingham City Council [3] and were involved in the FiReControl [4] project.

After the introduction of BS7666:2006, they were the first company to achieve accreditation to the new standard [5] and the first company to have one of their customers fully migrated.[6]

The start of 2010 saw the company move into the commercial sector after they became the UK's first reseller of NLPG data.[7] More recently they announced themselves as the first UK company to be able to provide products compatible with the NLPG's replacement - AddressBase.[8]

In February 2017 Andy Hird and Dinesh Thanigasalam were announced as the new majority shareholders of Aligned Assets following a successful Management Buyout.[9][10]


Aligned Assets provide Addressing software and consultancy to various market sectors across the UK. The services provided are a range of Gazetteer and Address Management solutions to the following markets:

Recent projects undertaken by Aligned Assets include:

Business Culture[edit]

Aligned Assets are regarded as a staff-orientated company with continual staff development a priority. They are an ISO 9001 certified company.[16]


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