Guy Mucklow and Jamie Turner set up Postcode Anywhere in 2001, having recognised the potential of using the internet to provide a much more efficient means of delivering data.
Postcode Anywhere is now one of the leading providers of cloud-based address management services, processing over four million transactions daily for some of the largest organisations around the world and accounting for roughly 50% of all addresses captured through UK ecommerce websites.
Address data is very dynamic with over 10% changes each year not uncommon. By centrally managing this data and allowing our customers to easily connect to it, we were not only able to significantly reduce the cost of providing the data compared to traditional CD-based services, but we also removed the headache of managing the update process.
Before founding Postcode Anywhere, Guy was finance director for the family property firm A&J Mucklow Group Plc. He left to realise a lifelong ambition to establish his own company. Board member of TechUK and the Government's Information Economy Council, Guy is an advocate of technological innovation and was awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion.
Before founding Postcode Anywhere, Jamie was IT Manager for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce where he set a record as the youngest person to join them in a senior managerial role. Jamie holds a first-class honours degree in Computing Science from Aston University, where he received a faculty accolade for 'an outstanding contribution to technological innovation'.
With a background in people management and process improvement, Emma gained extensive experience working for the utility giant, npower. With over 20 years' business experience, and a degree in Consumer Services Management, Emma heads up operations including the sales and support teams.
Ed joined as Finance Manager in 2009 to look after day-to-day accounting management, financial controls and legal compliance. He's also Company Secretary, responsible for the implementation of financial policy and processes. In 2005, Ed attained his ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Mike is responsible for overseeing our entire IT infrastructure and manages the development team. Graduate from DeMontfort University with a first-class degree in Computer Science, Mike is passionate about promoting computing science in education and also volunteers in local schools as a STEM ambassador.
Ben oversees marketing and is responsible for developing the Postcode Anywhere brand and increasing market share both in the UK and internationally. Ben started his career at Oracle and has 19 years’ experience in IT Marketing having held senior marketing positions at Websense, Becrypt and MessageLabs.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do. It remains fundamental to the way in which we think and work and has, we feel, helped us to establish our position as one of the main players in our market in a relatively short time.
We believe it's essential to provide a working environment that helps everyone to do their jobs well. At Postcode Anywhere we love working in teams. Our office is open plan, and we don't believe in locking our managers away either, which means you are free to talk to anyone whenever you need to.
Just a few of our awards:
Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2014
European Call Centre & Customer Service Awards 2014
The Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2013
Growing Business Awards 2013
HP Smart Business Award 2013
We have a firm commitment to giving something back to the community and believe in encouraging all the team to become involved in the schemes and programmes that we promote, as well as supporting them to make their own contribution to causes close to their hearts. Four of us have even jumped out of a plane!