NS Optimum

NS Optimum offers computer network installation services to schools, ranging from state-run primaries to well-known private schools such as Harrow. The education sector now accounts for 95% of the company’s business. One of its biggest contracts was to supply an information-technology network for Uppingham School’s 40-building site in Rutland, having had just two days to prepare a tender for the job. During installation over the Easter weekend, one of NS Optimum’s workmen shattered a water pipe, flooding an accommodation block. The company had just 10 days to repair ceilings, replace carpets and redecorate, a task it achieved. Gavin Rose, managing director, attributes the company’s 73% annual sales growth, from £1m in 1996 to £5.3m in 1999, to early entry to the growing education market and hard work from his team.

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Company details
Year2000
Rank86
CompanyNS Optimum
ActivityIT systems integrator
LocationWarwickshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years72.74%
Latest sales £000s†5274
Staff15
Founded1995
Websitewww.nsoptimum.co.uk

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* supplied by company † annualised figure