Two Years of GlobalTrust


September 28th, 2022



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Marta Mas i Serra

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While the world was locked inside their homes due to the covid, Dr Richard Hilton and Steve Spittle were working relentlessly to build what GlobalTrust is now: a company with a great team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about satellite and geospatial data, and experts in using them to analyse and create insights to help make the world a better place.

An amazing team

“We have created an extremely strong and diverse team, all working together under a common vision” – Steve Spittle, CTO 

The accomplishments of GlobalTrust during these two years have been the result of the efforts of every person in the team. Growing a meaningful culture in the middle of a pandemic while working remotely was challenging, but everyone’s hard work and dedication made it possible.

Customer oriented

“We work hard to fulfil the clients’ very specific needs on their projects”  – Rowan Edwards, EO Data Scientist

Offering honest and reliable customer service is a great part of the reason GlobalTrust has been growing steadily since the very beginning. Being one of the company’s core values, customer satisfaction is a very important aspect of our business.GlobalTrust has worked with amazing customers and has been privileged to have these customers return. They want to make a difference in the world and GlobalTrust is helping them achieving their goals. Building substantial long lasting partnerships and offering the best available information and service has always been the aim of GlobalTrust. That is why the company offers personalised products and services to cover the clients’ specific needs.At every level, GlobalTrust is committed to providing the best possible service and support, and has received positive feedback and follow-up contracts.

Our beginnings

Our first project gave us the opportunity to reflect on how we could better support each other as a team” – Pritimoy Podder, Senior Geospatial Engineer

GlobalTrust started its path before the pandemic started. This unusual situation that affected the world put the focus on the survivance rather than the improvement of the companies. All businesses were focused on their own operations and keeping in business rather than looking into new technologies that could help them become more productive and sustainable.Deciding whether to start the company in this situation was not easy, as the severity and duration of it was totally unknown with very little recent precedent to draw upon for guidance.Eventually, in the midst of a global pandemic, GlobalTrust was launched. But even in these difficult conditions, the two co-founders managed to create a new brand and to build trust and credibility within the industry and sectors of interest.The team working remotely managed to embrace the company’s values and culture, and worked together with a common goal. They worked different roles, learned new skills and techniques, and helped the company grow during these two years.

Where we are

“We are consolidating our offer with new products and new clients” – Dr Estel Blay, Senior Business Development Manager

GlobalTrust has established two successful operational offices, one in the UK and one in Sweden, and has created meaningful relationships with clients with have led to multiple follow-on contracts and strong working relationships.The company has implemented a credible scientific and trust methodology across all projects and services. The transparency and validity of our results are key and we will continue to build this into all future products and services.GlobalTrust has been recognised as industry leaders by governmental organisations like Catapult, HMRC or SNSA, and has been published in national newspapers and specialised publications.

The future

“We are developing more usable products and exploring new industries that can gain from space based information” – Liisa Kiviloog Emilson, Business Developer and Sustainability Manager

GlobalTrust will move into a new home shortly, with new facilities that will allow the team to grow and the company to expand. The company will explore new industries that can gain from space based information, thus working with new clients and new sectors; and also will grow into a larger technical team.GlobalTrust will work to consolidate their offer with new products and services. The potential power of geospatial data to assist with the new challenges about environmental and social impacts is enormous, and GlobalTrust will continue to develop solutions and products for companies and governments and help them achieve their sustainability and business goals. 

A big thank you

I feel most proud regarding the team that we’ve assembled. They have fully embraced the culture and strongly believe in the company mission, which puts the client’s needs at the heart of our thinking. This is a key reason why our customers are coming back – Dr Richard Hilton, CEO

GlobalTrust would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and our team. To the customers, thank you for your continued support. You have helped the company grow and improve its services and products. The company commits to work hard every day to continue meeting and exceeding expectations in the coming year and beyond. And to the amazing team of GlobalTrust, thank you for your hard work and commitment to the company.