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This Watford firm has switched completely to remote working while managing a tripling of IT support cases during the pandemic. It has also been supporting the Cardiff Nightingale hospital, and has been trialling social distancing solutions for retailers using smart cameras. It designs, implements and supports IT infrastructure for global retail, media and finance brands, such as Mulberry and Merlin. Sales reached £132.9m last year, having topped £100m for the first time in 2018. Chief executive Justin Harling, 46, and chief operating officer Richard Behan, 42, acquired the business in November that year. It opened an office in Hamilton, Scotland, last year, to add to the firm’s seven in England and Wales.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank186
CompanyCAE Technology Services
ActivityIT reseller
LocationWatford
Sales £m132.9
Operating profit £m3.9
Main shareholdersJustin Harlin (54%), Richard Behan (46%)
Staff275
Founded1992
Websitewww.thisiscae.com

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