We make products that modernise the processing and dissemination of data

We work with statisticians and data controllers to help improve business operations that require the processing of confidential data.

Funnel of data

Our products


Real-time disclosure control for confidential datasets to enable automation and flexible dissemination.

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  • Reduce the delay between data collection and publication with automated privacy protection.
  • Release more data on the web without having to validate individual outputs for confidentiality.
  • Improve efficiency by integration into your internal and external processes and systems via our API.
  • Help end-users get the data they need in the structure and format they want through our UI or API.


Used by thousands of people every day to instantly convert PDF to Excel, CSV, HTML or XML.

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  • Uses artificial intelligence techniques to automatically spot tables in your document.
  • No queues: documents are converted rapidly at an average rate of 3 pages per second.
  • Integrate PDF data extraction into your operations with our simple web-based API.
  • Have control over your own privacy and security with our On-Premises solution.

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Who we work with

About us

The Sensible Code Company was founded in 2010 with a vision of a world where everyone can easily make full use of data.

We’re based in the UK with customers in the US and Europe, in finance, government and media.

Our products help customers introduce automation into everyday business processes by applying modern technology. We work best with customers who have an appetite for innovation.

Cantabular is designed to support statisticians and data controllers, to help improve business operations that require the processing of confidential data. Every month 50,000 new customers visit and upload a document to PDFTables.com.

The Sensible Code Company is a digital start-up with venture capital backing. Our ground breaking technology modernises the processing and dissemination of data.

We've received a number of awards for our work including a Guardian MEGAS award for Digital Innovation and a Gigaom Structure Data Award for an innovative Twitter scraping tool.

Management team

Aidan McGuire

Aidan McGuire

Chief Executive Officer

Aidan founded The Sensible Code Company with Dr Julian Todd and raised Seed and series A funding. He worked for Mizhuo Bank in London in his early career, later starting technology company Blue Fountain Systems, a main investor in The Sensible Code Company.

He has recently been appointed as Product Manager for the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), an OpenData platform hosted by UNOCHA which shares humanitarian data. Aidan is active in a number of charities and a keen cyclist. BA (Trinity, Dublin).

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Aine McGuire

Aine McGuire

Head of Business Development

Aine began her career selling HP computers and software to large enterprise customers in the finance, pharmaceutical and mining sectors.

She created Pygmalion, Microsoft’s first UK Gold Certified Partner and developed business relationships with the City of London’s top 20 leading financial institutions. BBS (Trinity, Dublin).

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Dr Julian Todd

Dr Julian Todd

Non-executive Director

10 years of computational geometry for machine tool software at NC Graphics, followed by 4 years’ part time web scraping and parsing UK Parliament transcripts for TheyWorkForYou.com at mySociety whilst developing a new generation of geometric software for HSMWorks, now part of Autodesk.

Julian is one of the founders of The Sensible Code Company. BA Pure Mathematics (Cambridge), PhD Vector Algebra (Bristol).

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Gerry O'Hanlon

Gerry O'Hanlon

Non-executive Director

Gerry O'Hanlon was a top-level manager in the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO) for over twenty years prior to his retirement as Director-General in 2012.

From 2013 to 2019, he was a member of the Good Practice Advisory Committee of the Greek Statistical System, serving as Chairperson of the Committee from 2013 to 2017.

In recent years he has also led high-level teams in conducting extensive reviews of national statistical systems in over ten EU and other European countries.

He has a BSc in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics from University College Cork and a Masters in Strategic Management (Public Service) from Trinity College Dublin.

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Contact us

Call +44 333 121 1888 or email hello@sensiblecode.io.

Belfast Office

The Sensible Code Company
Ormeau Baths
18 Ormeau Avenue
County Antrim

Registered Office

The Sensible Code Company
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Fifth Floor
Linen Hall
162-168 Regent Street