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This Coventry manufacturer of smoke and carbon-monoxide alarms sells its products in Tesco and B&Q and also supplies Britain’s fire and rescue services. In 2010 an American competitor, BRK Brands, which now has a 29.9% shareholding in Sprue, granted the company the rights to all of BRK’s business in Europe. Led by chairman Graham Whitworth, 59, and co-founder Nick Rutter, 40, the company has thrived as legal requirements to fit smoke and carbon-monoxide alarms have become stricter. Last month Sprue Aegis won a contract to supply British Gas with bespoke carbon-monoxide alarms.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank92
CompanySprue Aegis
ActivitySafety products manufacturer
LocationCoventry
Annual sales rise over 3 years52.58%
Latest sales £000s33,275
Staff73
Founded2000
Websitewww.sprueaegis.com

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