No self-respecting school in Britain is without an interactive whiteboard – the blackboard for the electronic age. This is good news for Blackburn-based Promethean, which makes Activboard, a version of the interactive whiteboard. These boards enable video, animations, audio files and web materials to be combined with conventional curriculum materials. Orders from the government, and growing interest in America, where the company has a subsidiary, have pushed up sales by 45% a year from £38.6m in 2003 to £80.5m in 2005.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank85
CompanyPromethean
ActivityEducational technology developer
LocationBlackburn
Average 3 year sales growth44.53%
Latest sales £000s*80,548
Staff502
Founded1996
Websitewww.prometheanworld.com

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