This Newbury firm sources electronic components from manufacturers around the world to sell to clients such as Sony, Siemens and Honeywell. Last year, it sold 1.1 billion parts used in cars, televisions and mobile phones as well as in medical and military technology. Co-founder Simon Thake, whose career in this sector started on a youth opportunity programme 30 years ago, attributes the company’s growth to acquisitions and investments in Britain, Germany, Switzerland and America, which have led to new and repeat custom. Profits have risen 69% a year, from £1.6m in 2007 to £7.6m in 2010.
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