Satellite Vu, the UK space and climate tech company, has appointed Alan Bettridge as its new chief commercial officer.

The hire follows the company’s announcement of their £81m Early Access Programme, which highlights the clear need for their unique heat mapping technologies across a range of industries.

Founded to bring satellite tech to global challenges, Satellite Vu have created a unique technology that can capture the temperature data of any structure on the planet in near real time.

The information can determine valuable insights into economic activity, energy efficiency and carbon footprint; enabling business and government to make decisions based on evidence and measurement.

Bettridge has a wealth of experience serving the financial services industry with data and insights, most recently delivering the next generation of ESG and climate intelligence.

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His role as COO will see him head up Satellite Vu’s development and commercial strategies, helping to drive their Early Access Option Programme and fuel the company’s growth overseas.

As well as images, Satellite Vu will provide 60 second videos, which enables the visualisation of dynamic changes over time and build-up of a pattern of life.

This technology unlocks new levels of insight when it comes to ESG, and will allow companies to monitor, report and action in a transparent and accurate manner.

Bettridge said: “I’m excited to join Satellite Vu’s journey to deliver cutting edge climate technology to businesses across the world, helping to lead Net Zero efforts, asset monitoring, and a plethora of other innovative applications.

“Climate change is a global issue and I’m looking forward to helping Satellite Vu with the roll out of their Early Access Programme to bring the benefits of thermal space data to global markets.”

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Anthony Baker, co-founder and CEO of Satellite Vu, said: “Satellite Vu is at an exciting stage in its growth cycle, expanding to overseas markets with customers in the US, APAC, and EMEA, so we are delighted to welcome Alan on board to help expand and manage our global reach.

“Alan brings enormous experience in the financial and technology sectors and will play a vital role in shaping our business development and commercial strategies.”

Satellite Vu has raised a combined total of £20m from grants and venture capital led by Seraphim Space Investment Trust including Lockheed Martin Ventures, Molten and A/O PropTech.

Partnered with Surrey Satellite Technology to build the satellite constellation and with SpaceX for the first two of its satellite launches, Satellite Vu is bringing the highest resolution thermal data to enable us to see the world like never before and take critical action towards Net Zero goals.