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As the ships used in the oil industry are not permitted to tie up to the rigs they service, this company’s equipment is crucial in manoeuvring them alongside the platforms and maintaining a stable position. Guidance’s smart sensor technology is also used in offender monitoring and robotic factory vehicles, for clients including Rolls-Royce, the French justice ministry and the global security-services company G4S. Overseas sales at the Leicester firm have climbed 52% a year, from £2.8m in 2007 to £6.4m in 2009, under co-founders Malcolm Roberts, John Potter and Russell Miles.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank93
CompanyGuidance
ActivityTechnology services provider
LocationLeicester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa51.70%
International sales £000s6,442
Total sales £000s12,542
Staff105
Founded1991
Websitewww.guidance.eu.com

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