IESA grew out of a company called Caldwells, which celebrates its 113th birthday this year. Caldwells started as a traditional manufacturer of engineering goods and was re-invented a century later by the founder’s great, great grandson, Ben Caldwell. The Warrington firm invested heavily in IT, and now uses its software to manage clients’ supply chains. Contracts with customers such as Pilkington and Siemens have boosted sales 59% a year from £7.4m in 2003 to £18.8m in 2005.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank61
CompanyIESA
ActivitySupply chain manager
LocationWarrington
Average 3 year sales growth59.48%
Latest sales £000s18,844
Staff105
Founded2001
Websitewww.iesa.co.uk

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