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 more than 1,000 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

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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.

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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.

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Chief Operating Officer

Lloyd Johnson

Lloyd has a background in procurement and consulting. He is responsible for aligning strategy, people and processes at Tussell, as well as finding new growth opportunities.

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HR & Operations Manager

Kathryn Wills

As HR & Operations Manager, Kathryn joins the team to assist in all elements of Tussell's management. Kathryn has previously worked for Deloitte within Audit and more recently was the Assistant Finance Manager for a marketing start-up company. 

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Finance & Operations Administrator

Bonnie Swatton

Bonnie joins the team as a finance and operations administrator to enhance the efficiency of Tussell’s operations. She studied History at Newcastle University before completing her Law conversion. Prior to joining us, she gained experience working in a law firm.

Account Management

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Head of Account Management

Hollie Hodgson

Hollie heads up Tussell’s account management team and has a keen interest in public contracting. Her day-to-day is spent demoing the product in action and uncovering unique insights for Tussell’s growing customer base.

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Senior Key Account Manager

Mehr Farhan

Mehr works as a Senior Key Account Manager, looking after a number of Tussell's largest customers. Her role involves understanding our clients challenges and business needs, and working with them to ensure they are able to get as much value as possible from Tussell's market intelligence.

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Key Account Manager

Alexandra O'Shaughnessy-Tredwell

Alexandra works as a Key Account Manager, and looks after a number of Tussell's largest customers. Alexandra's key function is building relationships with our clients, understanding their challenges and business needs, and working with them to ensure they are able to get as much value as possible from Tussell's market intelligence.

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Product Specialist

Younes Al Subaei

After graduating from university with a BSc in Business and Management, Younes has joined Tussell as a Product Specialist. Previously interning at Advice Cloud, he is interested in public affairs and is eager to help improve Tussell’s processes.

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Product Specialist

Alex Jones

Alex joined the Tussell team after graduating from Swansea University with a degree in Economics. Now as a Product Specialist, he aims to help our customers understand Tussell to best improve their use of the platform.

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Product Specialist

Daniel Simpson

Daniel studied economics at university, specialising in the intersection of politics and environmental sustainability. With experience in consulting, finance, and ESG, he is now supporting our users to generate industry insights from Tussell.

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Hannah Bettelley

Hannah holds an MA in International Law, Ethics and Politics from the University of Birmingham and is a Product Specialist here at Tussell. With experience working in global supply chain and procurement, she aims to support customers with maximising their use of Tussell to achieve results.

Sales

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Head of Sales

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 special interest in Global Health.

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Sales Manager

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.

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Account Executive

Charlie Sargeant

With experience working in tech start-ups and a BA Marketing degree from the University of Plymouth, Charlie is now an Account Executive at Tussell. He is responsible for growing Tussell's customer base, showing the value of  Tussell’s market intelligence platform to both the private and public sector. 

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Account Executive

Tom Fairclough

Tom joins the Sales Team as an Account Executive. He holds a BSc in Geoscience from Durham University’s Earth Sciences School and has a background in the Asset Management and Construction space. His role is to assist companies in growing their public sector book of business by providing them with bespoke market intelligence through the Tussell platform.

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Public Sector Lead

Rosa Bolger

Rosa joins Tussell with a background in tech, having headed up the growth team at Commonplace. She has vast experience working in local government and political leadership. Rosa is a former council leader, and is currently elected to the executive bodies of several regional and national political organisations. 

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Senior Sales Development Representative

Matt Waugh

After graduating from Durham University’s Business School, Matt joined Tussell as a Sales Development Representative. A year into his tenure, he actively engages in mentoring and coaching the team of SDRs, steering them towards strategic approaches to develop and generate new leads for the company.

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Sales Development Representative

Jacob Gilbert

Having graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA in Television Production, Jacob joins Tussell’s marketing team as a Sales Development Representative. He develops new leads by communicating with government departments on how they can procure more efficiently.

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Sales Development Representative

Daniel Key

With a background working in Financial Services, Dan joins Tussell's marketing team as a Sales Development Representative. He assists companies in understanding the advantages of utilising Tussell, educating them on its benefits and generating new leads.

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Sales Development Representative

Kieran Clark

With experience in the technology sector at IBM and having previously worked at a tech start-up, Kieran joins Tussell’s sales team. He is responsible for communicating the value of Tussell to companies and developing new leads.

Marketing

 

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Marketing Manager

James Piggott

James is responsible for producing engaging content for Tussell, helping to reveal valuable new insights and cementing Tussell’s place as the leading voice on public procurement. James holds an MA in Modern History, and previously interned at a public affairs consultancy.

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Research Manager

Lorna Ingwell

As a Researcher in the marketing team, Lorna’s goal is to accelerate Tussell’s market-leading insight on UK public contracts and spending. Lorna studied Economics at Cardiff University, and spent one year of her degree working as a Research and Marketing Intern during the launch of Disney+.

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Press Officer

Henry Thompson

Having previously worked for the NHS and the Electoral Commission, Henry has a keen interest and understanding of the public sector and politics in general. As Press Officer he is always on the look out for ways in which government contracting can reach a larger audience.

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Photo & Video Producer

Kasia Zalucka

After achieving her Master's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, Kasia is now pursuing a career in photography and cinematography. Always on the lookout for new challenges, she is responsible for the kinetic side of marketing, creating visuals for all social platforms.

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Data Researcher

Leon Pentony

Leon joins the Tussell team as a Data Researcher after completing his Mathematics degree at the University of Leeds. His role includes crafting reports and visualisations that help clients better understand their procurement data.

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Data Researcher

Isabelle Jones

Isabelle joined Tussell after graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Economics and Management. Having worked for Welsh Government, she has an avid interest in how public and private sector work together. Her role at Tussell is to analyse data, develop insights and describe how the public sector procurement landscape is changing.

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Data Researcher

Emily Witter

Having graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Biology, Emily works as a Data Researcher within the marketing team. Her role involves analysing public sector data and creating insightful reports that provide clients with information to accelerate their growth and procurement opportunities.

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Marketing Executive

Ben Pollard

Ben joined the Tussell team after graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in Geography and Politics. Now a Marketing Executive, Ben is responsible for showcasing the value of Tussell to our audience.

Product & Data

 

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Head of Product

Joe Creedon

Joe is responsible for developing the Tussell platform. He places particular emphasis on data quality and works closely with developers to ensure Tussell continues to be the market leader.

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Senior Data Operations 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.

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Senior Product Manager

Josh Watkins

Josh brings to Tussell a proven track record in leading and delivering B2B SaaS data solutions. With an emphasis on customer-centricity and simplicity in his work, his experience is key to identifying and delivering on the evolving needs of Tussell's customers.

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Product Manager

Jonathan King

Jonathan comes from a Product background working in both the B2B and B2C spaces. He works cross-functionally with many departments at Tussell to ensure the best possible product is put in the hands of our users.

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Data Administrator

Anna Newell

After graduating from King’s College London with an MSc in Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology, Anna went on to tutor Mathematics. As a Data administrator, Anna’s goal is to use her data knowledge to deliver data efficiently to clients.

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Data Administrator

Stella Hadfield

With a BSc in Neuroscience and Psychology from King’s College London, the data-heavy nature of her degree led Stella to pursue a career in technology. At Tussell, she aims to combine her unique perspective with her data skills to continuously improve data integrity.

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Data Administrator

Daisy Thomas

Daisy recently graduated from Maastricht University with an MSc in Human Decision Science and has previous experience at Wayfair in a data driven role. At Tussell, Daisy aspires to leverage her data expertise to provide insightful data on the platform.

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Data Administrator

Louis Sutcliffe

With a background in security, Louis joins Tussell as a Data Administrator and is responsible for delivering quality data to clients. He holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from the LSE and previously interned for NGOs in various international settings.

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Data Quality Officer

Paul Williams

Beginning his career in tax accounting, Paul's curious nature led him to transition into the data industry. In his prior role, Paul specialised as a Data Scientist with a focus on webpage indexing and SEO analysis. Currently, he is responsible for data quality assurance at Tussell.  His wide range of experience uniquely equips him to approach data from various perspectives, ensuring high-quality results.