The Linked Data Company

Swirrl is a small company based in Manchester and Stirling, creating beautiful and powerful data solutions for organisations who want to open up their data for both humans and machines.



If you need help putting a Linked Data system into practice, we’ll work with you to create stunning, effective data solutions, providing a refined user experience for your organisation and its audience.


Whether you’re just starting out in the world of Linked Data, or are a seasoned pro, we can help improve your skills so you get the most out of your data and technology.


We can offer advice and knowledge transfer to help you choose your path through the Open Data maze, reinventing and reinvigorating how you share data within your organisation and with others.

Custom Support

If you need help configuring, adapting or maintaining any of our open source products, we can offer paid plans to suit your needs.

Publish My Data

Linked Data Publishing Platform

PublishMyData is our Linked Data publishing platform. It helps you publish and manage your organisation's data in a structured form on the web, giving you and your audience the ability to browse and query it in new ways. It enables a range of users to access your data, from software developers through to the technological newbie.

Who We Are

Swirrl was founded in 2008 by brothers Ric and Bill Roberts, and has since grown to be a small, brilliant team of creative technologists based in Manchester and Stirling. We’ve worked with high profile clients on some of the most successful and innovative Linked Data projects in the UK.

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Some of Our Clients

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What is Linked Data

Using open standards from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Linked Data is a way of publishing data that exploits the strengths of the web to interconnect data, put it in context, and allow comparisons.

By clearly representing the structure and meaning of the data it makes it easier for others to rely on the data, and in turn create applications and visualisations that enhance its value.

"Linked Data standards allow the most powerful and easiest re-use of data" - UK Public Sector Transparency Board

A sample of our blog

Contact Us

We’d love to help you with your open data projects.

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