Why are we needed?


Climate Change

Without drastic change today, adapting to the future will be substantially more difficult and costly to both society and economy


Business Practices

Citizens and governments are demanding that businesses adopt approaches that safeguard our planet


Access to Information

Governments and industry struggle to get access to reliable intelligence about their current actions or for future planning


Business Credibility

Many organisations are not providing enough transparency about their operations and risk losing customer’s trust in their brand

What makes GlobalTrust unique?

Powerful geospatial datasets combined with advanced analytical tools lead to a highly scalable and rapidly customisable technical offer to the market
We offer an independent perspective on our client’s issues
We create bespoke reports and intelligence
Our founders have technical awareness, market understanding and initiatives already underway with key customers
We have a unique position working in both the UK and Sweden. Both nations are at the forefront of driving ethical behaviour across business and government

Our Heritage

GlobalTrust is a partnership between Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and the two UK founders. The dual heritage of the company positions it to take unique advantage of the UK’s and Sweden’s shared national interest in sustainability. Furthermore, as a recognised spin-out of the UK’s Satellite Applications Catapult, GlobalTrust benefits by building upon the excellent programmes and initiatives put in place by the Catapult

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SSC is a leading global provider of advanced space services with more than fifty years of experience. Since its pioneering scientific rocket launches in northern Sweden, SSC have grown into a renowned, full-service supplier of state-of-the-art space engineering, satellite and launch services to commercial and institutional customers worldwide.

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The Satellite Applications Catapult is a UK government established technology and innovation company, boosting UK productivity by helping organisations harness the power of satellite based services. The Catapult is one of 10 Catapults, established to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific areas and to help drive future economic growth.

Meet the Team

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Dr Richard Hilton

CEO and Co-Founder of GlobalTrust

Richard comes from the UK's Satellite Applications Catapult, a government established not-for-profit technology innovation centre, tasked with accelerating the growth of the UK space industry. Richard served as the Director for the market-facing "Explore Markets" and "Climate & Sustainability" programmes that built upon many years as the "Head of Technology Solutions" and the "Head of Applied Digital Intelligence" teams, which include the Catapult's Earth Observation (EO), GIS and data science capabilities.

Prior to the Catapult, Richard worked for Airbus Defence and Space for more than ten years, focussing on the exploitation of EO/geospatial data, including the building and operations of satellite ground segments, and new mission concepts.

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Steve Spittle

CTO and Co-Founder of GlobalTrust

Steve Spittle previously worked as the Global Extractives Industries Technical Lead at the Satellite Applications Catapult. Within this role Steve engaged with stakeholders across the mining sector, from large multinational commercial companies to governments and investors, creating satellite-based solutions. Prior to this role, Steve held two additional roles at the Catapult. The first as Senior Earth Observations Specialist, creating and developing EO technology demonstrations and concepts. The second role was as Emerging Technology Lead in Digital, focusing on AI, visualisations and quantum.

Alongside these roles at the Catapult, Steve spent three years as a technical and business mentor for satellite start-up companies across Europe, as part of the Copernicus Accelerator programme. Finally, Steve is a non-executive director of Lux Aerobot, an exciting Canadian high-altitude platform start-up.

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