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Success keeps on coming for SBD member company MissingX

Secured by Design (SBD) member company MissingX has achieved a remarkable treble success by starting to work with the British Aviation Group and the British Transport Police, as well as gaining sponsorship from the Department for International Trade.

The company, the world’s largest lost and found cloud-based platform that seeks to help you find possessions you have lost whilst travelling around the world, will from 1st June become the Official and the Exclusive UK Nationwide partner for the British Transport Police for all Lost & Found items on the national railway network.

This is in addition to MissingX becoming a full member at The British Aviation Group, assisting airlines and airports with managing lost and found items.

Since launch in 2001, MissingX has matched more than 1.8 million items against those that have been lost with a significant 57% return success rate. Satisfied customers have recovered their possessions like iPads, mobile phones, jackets, necklaces and bags in as little time as just a couple of hours from places afar afield as California in the USA and Hanoi in Vietnam.

MissingX CEO Ole-Ray Grodset said: “We had a very successful attendance, sponsored by DiT, to the Airport Show - Dubai with BAG and are now partnering with the British Transport Police from the 1st June. We are enabling the Police to empower the public to report, both lost & found items, whilst being free of charge to the Police and to members of the public. We are not only helping promote trade through Britain, but also enabling the Police to focus their resources on serious & violent crime.”

Its commercial users include Bagport – Heathrow Airport, Bagport – Arlanda, Oslo, Avinor-Trondheim and Bergen as well as the two main airports serving Paris, amongst the community across the globe.

Rail companies in the UK include Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, South Western Railway, First Group-UK, Abellio Group-UK and Heathrow Express. Hotels include Radisson Blu Group.

Describing itself as the ‘Pied Piper’ of the lost and found world, it has become the world’s first and largest online single search database, with millions of items of lost and found property.

The system helps police and insurers identify you as the owner, simplifying police reports and insurance claims and helping to combat fraud and theft with a proven reduction in theft crime of 20% by identifying lost property versus property reported in crime. The system invites the public to prove ownership by uploading photographs and proof or ownership documents.

The company was launched when one of its Norwegian founders lost his bicycle, only to be disappointed by a lack of interest in his misfortune by relevant authorities and too many conflicting and unhelpful systems on the internet – with no single location to search for lost or found property.