Turning open data into useful data

Tussell provides data and analysis on public procurement, bringing clarity and context to a previously opaque market worth over £220 billion per year in the UK - equivalent to 10% of national GDP. Globally, the WTO estimates the annual value of public contracts at $1.7 trillion annually. 

The company was founded in 2015 to fill the gap for useful and reliable information on public contracts in the UK. Our market insight helps companies to win more government business; government departments to get more value from their suppliers; and financial firms to identify investment and credit opportunities in the outsourcing sector.

We have become the media’s go-to source of insight on public contracts, with more than 150 press citations so far in 2018 on topics as diverse as Carillion, spend on fire safety since Grenfell, contracts for advice on Brexit and government investment in cybersecurity.

Tussell adds value by by turning open data into useful data. Intelligent information on procurement helps the government to improve public services through more openness and competition in its supply chain. And it helps companies of all sizes to grow by unlocking the commercial value of public contracts.

Tussell is a founder-led B2B digital start-up based in London's Camden Town. Success for us is building a great online business that helps to make the UK the easiest place in the world for companies to do business with government. Then we will expand internationally.

Our Team

Gus Tugendhat

Founder

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.

Gus Tugendhat

Lord Young

Non Executive Director

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.

Lord Young

John Rotherham

Head of Product Development & Co-founder

John leads product strategy and development at Tussell. He has over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and leader at SaaS and enterprise software companies in the United States and Europe.

John Rotherham

Ben Rycroft

Head of Product Specialists

Ben is a Product Specialist at Tussell. He combines in-depth knowledge of our service with expertise in data analytics in order to support Tussell’s clients, prospects and media contacts.

Ben Rycroft

Miranda Evans

Researcher / Data Analyst

After graduating from KCL & the University of Amsterdam, Miranda joined Tussell with an ‘uncanny’ interest in outsourcing and procurement. She mines our data for stories of public interest and insights for our clients and partners.

Miranda Evans

Charles Muir

Data Operations

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

Charles Muir

James White

Senior Developer

James is a Senior Developer in charge of delivering new features and products at Tussell. He has over 15 years experience of developing and growing technical products in multiple industries.

James White

Kafui Adjogatse

Data Analyst

Kafui is a Masters Graduate of International Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam. With several years experience in investment banking and academia, he draws on strong analytical skills to research trends in public contracting.

Kafui Adjogatse