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East Riding of Yorkshire Council wins gold award

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been presented with a Gold Performance Award in recognition of the management of its address information database.

The award was presented at the GeoPlace annual conference and presentation of the Exemplar Awards 2017, which took place on Thursday, 11 May at Leeds United Football Club. The awards celebrate excellence in service delivery that have been enabled through local government address and street information.

Local councils have a statutory requirement for street naming and numbering and are the source for the millions of address records of every residence and business in the UK. Addresses are invaluable to our economy and our public services. Addresses help make sure that emergency services get to our door as quickly as possible; addresses help confirm our identity; they help us to access products and services and high quality address data is fundamental for this.

This is why the Gold Performance Award is important. It is testament to hard work and skill that goes into maintaining a constantly changing dataset.

The Gold Performance Award for Address Data is given to authorities that have reached and maintained the very highest standard in national tests on data excellence, and supply of regular updates to the national hub which manages receipt of address data from all authorities in England and Wales.

In presenting the award to East Riding of Yorkshire, Kerry Pearce, national address data manager, said: "East Riding of Yorkshire Council has achieved the highest standard of address information data management. Achieving this level demonstrates excellence and commitment to a process that brings local and national benefits."

Ian Burnett, head of asset strategy, said: "The council has held this prestigious accolade for a number of years."Our LLPG team does an excellent job in ensuring that the council has accurate and up-to-date address data which is crucial for many operations."

GeoPlace is a public sector limited liability partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey. GeoPlace's role is to create and maintain the National Address Gazetteer infrastructure and the National Street Gazetteer for England and Wales, providing definitive sources of publicly-owned spatial address and street data for Great Britain.

For further information, contact Gayle Gander, head of marketing at GeoPlace, on 020 7630 4600, email or visit