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In 2008, when piracy in the Indian Ocean was rarely out of the news, former Royal Marine Dominic Mee, 43, launched maritime security business Protection Vessels International. Employing 600 former Royal Marines, it protects ships off the coast of East Africa, as well as Muscat, Durban and Cape Town. It has offices in America, Tokyo and Hong Kong and hubs in Oman and Sri Lanka. Under chief executive Barry Roche, 40, sales hit £60.9m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank5
CompanyPGI
ActivityBusiness security provider
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years222.94%
Latest sales £000s60,856
Staff87
Founded2008
Websitewww.pgitl.com

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