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brainnwave

Brainnwave is a platform that enables a new breed of business intelligence. We are data experts who use technology to discover data and provide data driven solutions that maximise the potential of data for businesses.

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brainnwave

Brainnwave is a platform that enables a new breed of business intelligence. We are data experts who use technology to discover data and provide data driven solutions that maximise the potential of data for businesses.

Smart businesses are adapting to compete in the Data Economy. We help them understand what this means for their business by offering a range of innovative services and solutions:

For the enterprise
We use technology to create data-driven solutions that transform data into next generation business intelligence.

For publishers of data
Brainnwave’s marketplace has everything needed to commercialise data, with solutions for pricing, slicing, licensing and turning data into a service.

For data analysts
Save time on searching and preparing data for analysis by sourcing the data and services in our marketplace


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Steven Coates (CEO)
+44 (0)7973 923 184
ltsinternational

LTS International is a consultancy and project management firm established in 1973 to support sustainable development worldwide. LTS has worked in over 100 countries and has an extensive track record of over 900 assignments.

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ltsinternational

LTS has successfully delivered contracts for a variety of clients, including multilateral agencies, bilateral development partners and private sector. LTS has subsidiary and representative offices in Edinburgh (UK), Nairobi (Kenya), Lilongwe (Malawi), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Beijing (China).

Our team of GIS & remote sensing professionals, and wider network of experts, specialise in designing and developing innovative tools, based on high-resolution optical and radar satellite imagery, and geo-spatial datasets, to monitor land cover changes over time and its impact on local communities, to inform decisions and interventions towards sustainable natural resource management. Particularly, the team has been working on development of forest monitoring tools, based in dry tropical woodlands.


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William Apted / Simone Vaccari
+44 (0)131 440 5500
albaorbital

Alba Orbital design and build PocketQube format satellites, Satellites are getting smaller. PocketQube satellites weigh between 200 grams and 750 grams, measure from 5cm x 5cm x 5cm (1p) to 5cm x 5cm x 17cm (3p).

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albaorbital

Alba Orbital design and build PocketQube format satellites, Satellites are getting smaller. PocketQube satellites weigh between 200 grams and 750 grams, measure from 5cm x 5cm x 5cm (1p) to 5cm x 5cm x 17cm (3p). These satellites use smartphone components, and leverage the huge R&D spend on mobile communication electronics, taking advantage of Moore's law and recent breakthroughs in 3d printing, reducing size and therefore the high cost of launching satellites into orbit. 

Doing this Alba Orbital provide some of the cheapest satellite solutions in the world. 

Alba Orbital also provide parts, consultancy and launch brokering for those building their own PocketQube satellites.


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Andrew Paliwoda
+44 (0)845 689 0098
thehiggscentreforinnovation

The Higgs Centre for Innovation includes a new business-focused facility specifically for supporting startups and SMEs working in the space and data-intensive sectors.

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thehiggscentreforinnovation

The Higgs Centre for Innovation includes a new business-focused facility specifically for supporting startups and SMEs working in the space and data-intensive sectors.

Based at The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh and run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, the Higgs Centre for Innovation is a UK Government facility supporting commercial growth regionally and across the UK. Alongside academia, it will house a Business Incubation Centre (BIC) and a suite of dedicated facilities, helping remove barriers to growth for companies in space and big-data.

The BIC is part of the European Space Agency (ESA) BIC UK, CERN BIC, and UK Space Agency (UKSA) BIC networks. Facilities will include a suite of dedicated Micro- and Nano-Satellite Test equipment in purpose-built cleanrooms, as well as big-data visualisation and links to super-computing capabilities.


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Ruairidh Henderson
0131 6688290
drodion

Drodion provides a perimeter security solution to detect, alert and identify small drones around any required area of interest. The solution provides the world’s first passive radar solution which addresses the market’s needs without any of the downsides.

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drodion

Drodion provides a perimeter security solution to detect, alert and identify small drones around any required area of interest. The solution provides the world’s first passive radar solution which addresses the market’s needs without any of the downsides. The software detects the presence of a drone by measuring the interference it causes on existing electromagnetic energy sources in the designated surveillance area. Existing electromagnetic sources include signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). These signals are always on, free and have full global coverage. When a drone is detected, instant alerts can be provided for in various ways including on-screen alerts, text message or audible warnings.


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Nigel Douglas
07815088248
heliaphotonicsltd

Helia Photonics are experts in optical coatings for free space optics & semiconductor optoelectronic components.

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heliaphotonicsltd

Helia Photonics are experts in optical coatings for free space optics & semiconductor optoelectronic components. We specialise in coatings for extreme environments, facet coatings for high damage threshold lasers & ultra-low anti-reflection coatings for UV-FIR wavelengths. We employ precision deposition processes for lasers, detectors, sensors, IR optical components, mirrors, filters, metallic coatings & coatings on optical fibres using technologies such as ion-assisted e-beam, DC/RF sputtering & thermal evaporation.

Helia has the technology & experience to deposit thin films using a wide variety of materials, including many common & some more exotic substances. Material types include metallic elements, semiconductors & dielectrics & we can deposit onto almost type of substrate (e.g. laser facets, bulk optics, optoelectronic devices, fibres, etc).

Our coatings are designed & fabricated in Scotland & can be found in many extreme environments such as the LHC at Cern, the International Space Station & all major international airports.


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John Sharp
+441506414800
ecometrica

Ecometrica’s range of commercial earth observation solutions takes satellite-derived big earth data and turns it into strategic, digital, geoanalytical insights for use by businesses and governments worldwide.

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ecometrica

Ecometrica’s range of commercial earth observation solutions takes satellite-derived big earth data and turns it into strategic, digital, geoanalytical insights for use by businesses and governments worldwide.

From forest protection to disaster response, sustainability metrics to full global supply chain intelligence, Ecometrica’s technology uses machine learning and world-class human innovation and expertise to provide our public and private sector customers with a complete view of fast-changing information, and rapid, critical decision-making tools on local, regional, national or supranational scales.


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Paula McGregor
0131 662 4342
carbomap

Carbomap are specialists in 3D data capture and processing, especially for satellite radar and UAV-Lidar. Our commercial 3D Earth observation solutions help tackle real world problems worldwide.

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carbomap

Carbomap are specialists in 3D data capture and processing, especially for satellite radar and UAV-Lidar.

Our commercial 3D Earth observation solutions help tackle real world problems worldwide.


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Iain Woodhouse
07887551724
spire

Spire Global Inc. is a space to cloud data analytics company that utilizes proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world.

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spire

Spire Global Inc. is a space to cloud data analytics company that utilizes proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world.

Spire’s data analytics is backed by a wholly owned and developed constellation of nanosatellites, global ground station network, and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth over 100 times per day. 


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+44 (0)141-343-8260
veripos

Veripos provides real-time GNSS orbit and clock augmentation data which is broadcast via geostationary communications satellites to users enabling precise positioning in areas such as oil & gas exploration, agriculture and autonomous vehicles.

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veripos

Veripos provides real-time GNSS orbit and clock augmentation data which is broadcast via geostationary communications satellites to users enabling precise positioning in areas such as oil & gas exploration, agriculture and autonomous vehicles.

Veripos operates a global network of GNSS reference stations that provides raw observation data which is used to determine precise corrections to the GNSS satellite orbit and clocks. The network of stations can also be used to provide additional data such as the raw GNSS navbits.

The real-time GNSS orbit and clock augmentation data is also used for the Precise Orbit Determination of satellites and in other applications such as GPS Radio Occultation. Additionally, Veripos provides GNSS OEM hardware for integration onto satellite platforms and software for the near real-time orbit determination of artificial Earth satellites which are equipped with a GNSS receiver.


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David Russell
+44 (0)1224 965800
asteroidminingcorporationltd

Asteroid Mining Corporation Ltd is the UK's pioneering Space Mining business. Founded in 2016, AMC was the first business in the UK and one of the first globally to develop Asteroid Mining technology.

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asteroidminingcorporationltd

Asteroid Mining Corporation Ltd are the UK's pioneering Space Mining business. Founded in 2016, AMC was the first business in the UK and one of the first globally to develop Asteroid Mining technology.

AMC is currently developing the Asteroid Prospecting Satellite One: the UK's first Space Mining mission. APS-1 aims to revolutionise the global economy by proving that there are vast resources and economic benefits just beyond the Earth in the Near Earth Asteroids; humanities first steps into the commercialisation of the Solar System.


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Mitch Hunter-Scullion
+447552566297
tradeinspace

Trade in Space develops smart contracting software which enables satellites to act as dynamic, autonomous, commodity brokers and deal-makers; as well as trusted regulatory compliance auditors. We aim to bridge the gap between satellite data-based analytical information, and actionable information.

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tradeinspace

Trade in Space develops smart contracting software which enables satellites to act as dynamic, autonomous, commodity brokers and deal-makers; as well as trusted regulatory compliance auditors. 

We aim to bridge the gap between satellite data-based analytical information, and actionable information


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Robin Sampson
07927769707
birdi

Bird.i’s mission is to make the world’s most incredible satellite images, and the insights they bring, accessible to absolutely everyone.

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birdi

Bird.i’s mission is to make the world’s most incredible satellite images, and the insights they bring, accessible to absolutely everyone.

Every picture tells a story, and those taken in space and from our skies tell us how things are changing on the ground – with a frequency and accuracy that’s hard to beat. This data can provide powerful insights for businesses, but traditionally this information is very difficult and expensive to obtain, and free offerings are wildly out of date.

We’re determined to make it accessible, affordable and usable, putting the end user at the heart of the process, providing a service that delivers smoothly, efficiently and effectively and helps to inform decision-making.


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Christopher Gallagher
07884338803
aerospacecentreofexcellence-universityofstrathclyde

The Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) develops frontier research on innovative concepts and solutions for current and future space systems, sustainable aerospace transport, space exploration, satellite applications and the sustainable exploitation and colonisation of space.

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aerospacecentreofexcellence-universityofstrathclyde

The Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) develops frontier research on innovative concepts and solutions for current and future space systems, sustainable aerospace transport, space exploration, satellite applications and the sustainable exploitation and colonisation of space.

Our aerospace research currently encapsulates three application labs:

Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory (ASCL) - undertakes frontier research on visionary space systems. Our work is delivering radically new approaches to space systems engineering to underpin new technologies for space exploration, new space services and the sustainability development of space activities.

Future Air-Space Transportation Technology Laboratory (FASTTlab) - multidisciplinary research unit committed to the advancement and innovation of aerospace engineering science. The vision is to transform and revolutionise the global air-space transportation systems and infrastructure to achieve superior performance, safety and sustainability.

Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICElab) - develops advanced research on artificial and computational intelligence techniques with particular focus on optimisation, optimal control, uncertainty-based multidisciplinary design optimisation and machine learning applied to the design and control of complex engineering systems.

Key to our activities is the recent addition of our state of the art Concurrent and Collaborative Design Studio (managed by ICElab). Located at the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) of the University of Strathclyde,the centre aims at accelerating the collaboration between researchers in academia and industry. They can work side-by-side on projects spanning manufacturing, health, ocean air and space and energy. It is equipped with:

18 workstations equipped with Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) & Windows 7 operating systems
16 workstations with dedicated tools: Mission Analysis, Flight Dynamics, GNC/AOCS, Operations, Telecom, Propulsion, Structure, Thermal, Power, On Board Data Handling, CFD, Risk Analysis, Cost Analysis & Project Management, LCA, Science and Optimisation
1 workstation for System Engineer
1 workstation for laptop.
Ubuntu 14.04.4 virtual server.
ESA Open Concurrent Design Tool (OCDT): client/server software package for concurrent design. It implements the semantic data model defined in ECSS-E-TM-10-25 Technical Memorandum, titled System Engineering – Engineering Design Model Data Exchange (CDF).
Each workstation is media (video/audio) connected to the system engineering workstation for sharing video and audio content within the room.
Video conference capabilities (Polycom, Skype, Gotomeeting and major web-based videoconferencing systems): 3 main cameras, 1 webcam for each workstation, main room audio with recording facility, 1 microphone for each workstation.


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Peter McGinty
+441415745168
skyrora

Skyrora is a launch vehicle development company that aims to cater for the growing demand to send small satellites into space.

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skyrora

Skyrora is a launch vehicle development company that aims to cater for the growing demand to send small satellites into space. 

Headquartered in Edinburgh, we use a combination of Skylark and Black Arrow inspired technology together with advanced manufacturing, creating cost-effective launch vehicles that will launch from a UK spaceport. Our hardware testing programme is already underway to ensure we meet our launch targets.


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Katie Miller
0131 5167948
craftprospect

Craft Prospect is a partner-owned and led space engineering practice, formed in 2017 by space industry professionals. We design cutting-edge satellite payloads, support uncrackable data encryption using satellite-based quantum key distribution and provide expert consultancy in satellite operations and other areas.

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craftprospect

Craft Prospect is a partner-owned and led space engineering practice, formed in 2017 by space industry professionals. We design cutting-edge satellite payloads, support uncrackable data encryption using satellite-based quantum key distribution and provide expert consultancy in satellite operations and other areas.

Our goal is to exploit emerging opportunities within the NewSpace marketplace. As more organisations emerge able to supply CubeSat, nanosatellite and small satellite buses, the marketplace for mission developers has facilitated a new wave of potential. These stakeholders and customers wish their payloads and missions to remain agnostic in order to maximise flights and routes to market, frequently focussed on the data rather than the vehicle: space or otherwise.

Craft Prospect can act as a partner to collaborate on mission-level architecture and interface solutions together with value adding products and services to support and bridge the gap, working with innovative mission leads and principal investigators to realise niche concepts.


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Murray Ireland
07725577288
star-dundee

STAR-Dundee is an aerospace engineering company focused on spacecraft on-board data-handling and processing technology. The company delivers a comprehensive range of test and development equipment, chip designs and IP cores to the world’s space agencies and international aerospace industry.

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star-dundee

STAR-Dundee is an aerospace engineering company focused on spacecraft on-board data-handling and processing technology. The company delivers a comprehensive range of test and development equipment, chip designs and IP cores to the world’s space agencies and international aerospace industry. STAR-Dundee is a world leader in SpaceWire and SpaceFibre technology.

SpaceWire is a spacecraft on-board data-handling network which connects instruments to the mass-memory, data processors and control processors. SpaceWire has some specific characteristics that make it ideal for many space missions: high-speed, low-power, simplicity, relatively low implementation cost, and architectural flexibility.

SpaceFibre is a multi-Gbits/s, on-board network technology for spaceflight applications, which runs over electrical or fibre-optic cables. It complements the capabilities of SpaceWire: improving the data rate by a factor of 10, reducing the cable mass by a factor of two and providing quality of service (QoS) and FDIR capabilities.


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Stuart Mills
+44 (0)1382 201 755
honeywell

Delivering Affordable, Intelligent Solutions: Honeywell has unequalled expertise in developing and manufacturing hardware and systems to meet the high-performance demands of space missions. We are helping to create the next generation of space flight excellence.

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honeywell

Delivering Affordable, Intelligent Solutions: Honeywell has unequalled expertise in developing and manufacturing hardware and systems to meet the high-performance demands of space missions. We are helping to create the next generation of space flight excellence.

Our UK facilities in Edinburgh, Scotland and Aylesbury, England serve commercial and government markets, with proven capabilities in: Missions, high speed beam hopping switches, redundancy waveguide and coaxial switches, high speed datalinks, AIS receivers, microwave filters, microwave isolators and circulators. From GEO to LEO; components to missions; Honeywell provides innovative solutions to the world’s leading satellite providers.


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Mark Watherston
+44 (0) 7880 787280
gore

For over 40 years, Gore's durable solutions have delivered failure free performance in hundreds of spaceflight programs. GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies are specifically designed to maintain electrical and mechanical integrity in harsh environments.

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gore

For over 40 years, Gore's durable solutions have delivered failure free performance in hundreds of spaceflight programs. GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies are specifically designed to maintain electrical and mechanical integrity in harsh environments. They withstand exposure to shock, vibration, extreme temperatures and radiation whilst delivering uninterrupted signal integrity and transmission. Dundee's manufacturing facility currently supplies 1000's of spaceflight cable assemblies to the global market.


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Duncan Murchie
07867906297
soxsa

The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (Ionad de Sàr-mhathas ann an Goireasan Saideal na h-Alba), SoXSA, is the national centre innovating in satellite applications to deliver global solutions.

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soxsa

The Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications (Ionad de Sàr-mhathas ann an Goireasan Saideal na h-Alba), SoXSA, is the national centre innovating in satellite applications to deliver global solutions.

SoXSA engages across sectors in the exploitation of space by connecting innovation across business, academia & government. With this, SoXSA has an end-to-end focus on the use of satellite derived data to challenge conventional ideas and develop new concepts in the exploitation of space for the betterment of life on Earth. This end-to-end philosophy enables new space mission technologies that deliver new space-based data products in response to user needs. Through this, SoXSA seeks to foster economic growth and launch new opportunities.


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Sarah Burns
0141 5484374
globalsurfaceintelligenceltd

Patented AI, powering the measurement of natural resources from space.

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globalsurfaceintelligenceltd

Patented AI, powering the measurement of natural resources from space.

Today, owners of natural resources and infrastructure need answers on the changing behaviour of natural assets and resources.


Global Surface Intelligence Ltd. (GSI Ltd.) provides these answers through the use of A.I. powered analysis of satellite data helping these owners make better decisions in buying, selling and managing their assets by establishing their current value.


GSI Ltd. is one of a few companies globally who are able to extract answers from raw satellite data to reveal changes over time in natural assets, resources and land use.


GSI Ltd. has developed and patented unique methods in the application of AI to space data, which move beyond simple object classification to high value measurement of change.


Applications include forest inventory, pest and disease tracking, crop yield, traceability for the food supply chain, deforestation, insurance claim management and defect detection in man-made structures.


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Gavin Tweedie
07747617710
heriot-wattuniversity

Heriot-Watt University is involved in research and innovation relating to the physical layer of satellite communication systems. We work closely with a number of space agencies and industrial partners in projects that address the requirements of emerging satcom systems for higher throughput and more flexible coverage exploiting different platforms. Heriot-Watt University has a significant heritage of ESA and EC space projects in fields that involve component, subsystem and system development for both space and ground segment.

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heriot-wattuniversity

Heriot-Watt University is involved in research and innovation relating to the physical layer of satellite communication systems. We work closely with a number of space agencies and industrial partners in projects that address the requirements of emerging satcom systems for higher throughput and more flexible coverage exploiting different platforms.

Heriot-Watt University has a significant heritage of ESA and EC space projects in fields that involve component, subsystem and system development for both space and ground segment.


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George Goussetis
0131 4513055
envisagespaceltd

Envisage Space is a satellite applications developer mainly focused on urban and future cities type applications. We work closely with a number of stakeholders to deliver new and innovative products that are unique to the market.

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envisagespaceltd

Envisage Space is a satellite applications developer mainly focused on urban and future cities type applications. We work closely with a number of stakeholders to deliver new and innovative products that are unique to the market. 


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Alan McLarney
+44 (0)131 235 2314
copernicustechnologyltd

Copernicus Technology provide class-leading test equipment for integrity testing of high reliability electrical & electronic components. Our test technology is directly applicable to product assurance testing in the Space sector having been proven extensively in Aerospace & Defence.

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copernicustechnologyltd

Copernicus Technology provide class-leading test equipment for integrity testing of high reliability electrical & electronic components. Our test technology is directly applicable to product assurance testing in the Space sector having been proven extensively in Aerospace & Defence. We are based in Scotland, with partners in USA and Australia.


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Giles Huby
01343842406

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