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Ian Makgill

Spend Network

In 2013 I launched Spend Network. Our mission is to make sense of the world’s open spending data. I’ve recently been appointed to the Government’s Open Data User Group and Spend Network is one of the ODI startups.
We’re a small team that have been working with public procurement data for over 12 years. We’ve grown tired of waiting for Government data on spending and contracts to be compiled into a useful tool, so we’ve decided to build a solution ourselves. We’ve grown out of Ticon, a consultancy focussed on transaction efficiency and research. We’ve got over 20 years experience of working with Government purchasing data.
We’re building a business for both Government and suppliers to Government. We believe that Government shouldn’t have to pay for spend analysis, as long as the data is open, and that suppliers need better data on Government opportunities. If you’d like to know more about what we’re doing and how we work, we’d be delighted to tell you more.