About todd navigation

Established thirty years ago near Belfast, Northern Ireland, by ex-mariner Captain William Todd, Todd Navigation has grown to become one of the world’s most respected navigation and chart data specialists, with a large and loyal client base.

Today, we still operate from headquarters in Bangor despite being a global company. At Todd Navigation we believe the key to a successful working relationship is the ability to work with each customer collaboratively and we pride ourselves on the bespoke service that we provide.

Our aim is to provide your fleet with the tools it needs to make each voyage safer, smarter, efficient and cost-effective. We work with commercial marine customers and shipowners around the world, offering a comprehensive range of navigational data products and services.

We are an International ADMIRALTY Distributor, ranked in the top four in the UK by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Our relationship with the UKHO is built on a mutual understanding of mariners’ needs and a desire to provide our customers with the best navigational data available.

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Our Staff

William Todd

Managing Director

An experienced ex-mariner and pilot, Captain Todd is founder of the company, and Managing Director. Capt Todd strongly believes in a company ethos where value is placed upon the experience of his staff and works closely with each customer to ensure that the data and services provided by Todd Navigation makes every voyage safer and easier. With a degree in Geography and a Foreign Going Master Mariners certificate, William is well qualified to assist your Fleet, whatever its’ requirements.

Gillian Todd

Financial Director

As financial director, Gillian oversees payments to our suppliers, and the timely receipt of payments from customers. Gillian has a degree in mathematics, and years of experience in accountancy and book-keeping.

Brian Miller

Digital Product Manager and Operations Manager

Brian is in charge of the management of all digital products for merchant and naval services, and super yachts. He is also our Operations Manager, ensuring our end service to our customers runs efficiently and smoothly. With over twenty years experience in the Royal Navy, Brian knows everything there is to know about the range of UKHO digital products including AVCS, ADP and ARCS. Brian is our expert in Admiralty e-Navigator Fleet Manager, Toddnav PAYS, Chart Track Navigator 3 and Chart Track Navigator +

Paul Esler

Paper Products, Webmaster and Customer Service

Paul looks after our online customers and our sub-distributors on a daily basis, providing them with their exact requirements in the quickest time possible. He maintains our online shop, www.toddchart.com and our social media platforms. He is in charge of our Admiralty Print on Demand Service (POD) whereby we can print most ADMIRALTY charts in-house and deals with various customer queries and requests.

Marion Letters

New Editions Service

Marion Letters is in charge of the daily management of our automatic “New Editions Service” whereby new editions of charts and nautical publications are provided by us to enrolled vessels automatically. Marion knows the paper chart business inside out, having been with the company for over seventeen years. She ensures the highest quality service is provided, and, if necessary, can call on her previous experience with the RNR.

The Team

The Todd Navigation team also has valued input from Andrew Kennedy who manages Goods Inwards, Print-on-Demand, Navionics, C-MAP and Garmin electronic charts for chart plotters.

Martina Smith is in charge of our Notices to Mariners despatches, including chart correction tracings and update DVDs fo AVCS, ADP, AIO and AENP.

Stephen Ritchie is one of our “picking and packing” employees, carefully selecting charts and publications of our shelves, checking against picking lists and delivery notes, and packing in our own carefully designed packing materials. Stephen creates airwaybills through our couriers’ online software.

Lisa Baird is our Sales and Purchase Ledger person.  Whilst not directly customer facing, Lisa role is very important, sending invoices and receiving and receiving supplier invoices.