Allies was founded by two people in 1987. Today we have a team of twenty and over 9,000 businesses using our solutions.
We are best known for providing some of the UK’s largest – and smallest – businesses with the postcode lookup technology that you use when filling in your address online.
Our best year so far – more businesses than ever before start to use our solutions
Our tech helps your customers fill in their address. We process 1,000,000 requests each week.
We add 40M+ extra addresses from new datasets like AddressBase and Eircode, and launch an email validation feature
We win a 5-year contract to develop an addressing application for Royal Mail called UK Addresses
Addresses are key to our everyday lives. They connect us to other people, to our local community, to businesses, to the places we cherish.
We are on a mission to push the boundaries of global addressing: to create faster, ever more intelligent technology that connects you instantly to an address anywhere in the world.
The talent and focus of our team has helped us emerge as a leader in addressing technology.
We reach out to 240 countries and make it possible to lookup an address anywhere in the world
We launch PostCoder Web – one of the first cloud-based address validation services in the UK
Windows software rules – we create a suite of desktop applications for address lookup and bulk address cleansing
We care deeply about how we do business. We build APIs that are developer-friendly. We create meaningful documentation. We listen first and then recommend. We are always open and transparent.
We are proud of our 30-year track record but are committed to learning and doing better every day.
Co-founders Peter Allies and Lorna Allies start the company and quickly win an addressing software contract with the NHS