28 August 2015 – UK Space Directory is back! The Knowledge Transfer Network are pleased to welcome existing and future members of the directory and directory users to the new website.
According to the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2014 report, since 2012, when the first directory was produced, turnover has grown by £823M (7.6%) and employment by 3618 (11.3%). We would like to capture this growth in the new directory by including companies that are new players in the sector and established companies who have expanded their activities into new areas of space.
The UK Space industry includes both upstream and downstream markets and the directory has used the same structure of sub-sectors as the Size and Health of the UK Space Industry 2014 report in order to be compatible with future reports. The UK Space Directory is intended to provide a wealth of information on the capabilities of active UK space companies that will enable easier collaboration and help towards the ambitious growth targets of the IGS.
Since the ownership of the directory was transferred to KTN we have updated the technology, now using open source software, and uploaded the legacy data to the website. Some of the data in the directory is obsolete and we are working on cleaning up the content. If your company is listed there, please contact us and we shall provide you with access to your profile so you are able to update the information there. We are also working with colleagues from Benham Publishing to release a printed version of the UK Space Directory, which will be distributed for free at KTN events. If you have questions regarding the printed UK Space Directory, please contact Alan Chadwick.
If you want to join the online directory, to make your company visible to the Space Community, simply press the Register button at the top bar and fill in the form. [Link to online directory here]
The UK Space Directory is still being improved and we appreciate your support and patience! If you have any recommendations for the directory please get in touch.
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