About us

We make it easy for companies to do business with the government

Tussell was founded in 2015 to fill a gap in the market for the provision of useful and reliable information on government contracts and spending. We bring clarity and context to this previously opaque market, that accounts for around 10% of UK GDP.

Our market insight helps:

    •    Companies to enhance their public sector business development; and

    •    Public sector bodies to get better value from their procurement 

With over 750 press citations since 2018, we’ve also become the media’s trusted source of insight on public contracts. Publications including the Economist, the Financial Times and the Guardian come to us for insight on a diverse range of topics, including Carillion contracts, the cost of Brexit consulting, and upgrades to fire safety post-Grenfell. It was Tussell that alerted the press to the Seaborne Freight contract, and the insight from our COVID-19 contracts tracker has been used extensively by the press to scrutinise the government's response to the pandemic.

We are enabling better delivery of public services through increased transparency, competition and accountability in government contracting. Effective collaboration across the public and private sectors is at the heart of delivering high-quality public services, and to spreading prosperity across the UK.

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Our Team

Gus

Founder

Gus Tugendhat

Gus leads Tussell. Previously he was a Managing Director at Thomson Reuters and an investment banker at Lazard. He has a track record of building subscription-based data businesses.

Richard

Chairman

Richard Londesborough

Richard is the Co-Founder of Sevenex Capital Partners, an early stage venture investment firm. Prior to that he was the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of BMI, a B2B subscription information business which was bought by Fitch in 2015.

Lord Young

Non Executive Director

Lord Young

Lord Young is an active venture investor in the Tech sector. Formerly he has been Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, Executive Chairman of Cable & Wireless plc and an entrepreneur who has built many companies of his own since 1961.

Miranda

Head of Product

Miranda Evans

Miranda heads up Tussell’s product team, working on developing our public sector market intelligence platform in order to better serve all our clients’ data needs. Invariably to be found chatting to customers or wrangling with data.

Joe

Head of Account Management

Joe Creedon

Joe leads Tussell's account management team and has overall responsibility for customer success. In his role, he is driven by finding actionable insights that help our customers reach their full potential in the public sector.

Lloyd

Head of Marketing

Lloyd Johnson

With a background in procurement and bid management, Lloyd brings a unique understanding of Tussell's customers. Working closely with our product and sales teams, he leads on all things marketing.

Carla

Press and Research Lead

Carla Rosch

Carla works on creating relevant and insightful reports and is the main contact for the media interested in our data. Before joining Tussell, she worked in the public sector practice at McKinsey and doing research for sustainable cities and major projects at Siemens. Her background is in Political Science, with a MSc in Project Management and is currently pursuing a certification in multimedia journalism.

Hollie

Senior Account Manager

Hollie Hodgson

Hollie joined after completing a Law degree and an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation. She has a keen interest in public contracting and is a familiar face to any Tussell user. Her day-to-day is spent demoing the product in action and uncovering unique insights for Tussell’s growing customer base.

Alex

Product Manager

Alex Hillier-Richardson

Alex joined Tussell with a background in Cultural Geography and an in-depth knowledge of procurement and government spending. He currently ensures our innovative product developments are delivered on time and to scope as well as ensuring the quality and coverage of our spend data

Henry

Product Specialist

Henry Thompson

Having previously worked for the NHS and the Electoral Commission, Henry has a keen interest and understanding of the public sector. His role at Tussell focuses primarily on marketing but also works across the research and data teams.

Hamish

Account Executive

Hamish Thomson

Responsible for new business at Tussell, Hamish brings wide ranging experience. From building companies in collaboration with government bodies to studying Medicine, with a specialism in Public Health.

Silvano

Account Executive

Silvano Guadagni

Silvano is responsible for Tussell’s new business growth. He helps companies and public bodies navigate the complexities of public procurement, providing actionable insight. He holds a BSc in Economics & Politics from QMUL and has experience in public opinion research.

Mehr

Junior Account Manager

Mehr Farhan

Mehr joined Tussell as a Junior Account Manager after graduating from University having studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She has a keen interest in public spending and aims to work with clients to get the most out of Tussell's market intelligence.

Charlie

Junior Account Manager

Charlie Webb

Charlie has a background in Politics and International Relations. He joined Tussell having had a range of different jobs, both here in the UK and in the Czech Republic. He brings with him experience from roles in the commercial, academic and political fields.

Charles

Data Operations

Charles Muir

Charles is responsible for data quality at Tussell. He has 30 years of experience of database management at Thomson Reuters and its predecessor companies.