The people supplying the maps

Your Team

Kathy Sharman
Kathy is the Manager in the Hatfield branch. She has a keen interest in photography and is an ardent fundraiser for several animal charities; and often brings in the family dog, Ty.

Matt Robin
Matt is our Sales and IT Support Manager, based in Hatfield. He has a degree in GIS and Remote Sensing. Outside of work Matt has a strong interest in web design and user experience (ux) design; he also likes motor racing, rugby union and the occasional beer festival.

Hall of Fame

Colin Brown (now retired)
Colin was the Manager of the Rainham branch in Kent. He loves all kinds of maps, and regularly gives talks on the history of the Ordnance Survey. Colin is also very involved in music, particularly classical; and motorbikes with his wife Karen.

Company History (in brief)

Established in 1860 when engraver Robert J Cook and W Hammond formed the partnership RJ Cook and Hammond; specialising in printing plans required for Parliamentary Bills relating to the building of railways, based in Whitehall. C F Kell & Son was acquired in 1896, responsible “for lithographing plans of estates not only for auctioneers but for land agents and owners”. In 1923 the partnership became Cook Hammond & Kell Ltd. The company remained in London, latterly in Caxton Street until the store finally closed its doors in September 2011.

National Map Centre Hertfordshire office opened in April 2003.

Our Group

Oxford Cartographers create bespoke branded mapping. They were set up when Oxford University Press closed its cartographic department in 1981. Putting your company name and contact details in front of your clients on an interesting product with a long life.

CHK America was formed in May 2000 and operates out of Santa Barbara. CHK America is a premier provider of e-paper based digital signage and static wayfinding solutions for the public transportation industry.