This Hampshire telecoms provider offers a one-stop shop for telephone systems, line rental, calls, broadband and mobile. It has 3,000 customers in southeast England, including businesses such as Le Creuset and Esprit Holidays, charities, schools and colleges. The firm was established in 1965 to make and install dictation systems that could be integrated with telephones supplied by the General Post Office (GPO). In 2002 it was bought out by management when director Paul Bradford took a majority stake. Sales have risen 43% a year from £2.4m in 2005 to £7m in 2008, and Southern is now looking to expand further through acquisitions.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank81
CompanySouthern Communications
ActivityTelecoms services provider
LocationHampshire
Average 3 year sales growth42.97%
Latest sales £000s7,036
Staff56
Founded1965
Websitewww.southern-comms.co.uk

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