Hermes Datacomms

This business installs communication systems that link up the headquarters of oil and gas companies with their operational sites and has recently won big contracts from BP and CNPC, the Chinese state-owned oil company. Hermes Datacomms is based in Shrewsbury but has offices from Texas to Kuala Lumpur. it was founded by Tracy Archer and Kevin Edmonds, who were Royal Navy communications officers. The company’s use of “meshing” technology, where multiple sites can share the same satellite frequency, has helped sales to grow 45% a year from £5.6m in 2007 to £17.1m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank71
CompanyHermes Datacomms
ActivityCommunication systems provider
LocationShrewsbury
Average 3 year sales growth45.26%
Latest sales £000s*17,089
Staff159
Founded1991
Websitewww.hermes.uk.com

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