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This Coventry company produces smoke alarms and carbon-monoxide detectors for use in the home, including a range for the hard-of-hearing, as part of its Fire Angel brand. Sprue Aegis says it is a fire brigades approved supplier of domestic smoke alarms. It also supplies alarms to social housing, utilities and the leisure industry. The company was set up in 2000 by engineering students Sam Tate and Nick Rutter with initial funding provided by chief executive Graham Whitworth. In 2006 its supplier QSA Hong Kong took a £1m stake. The business is listed on Plus Markets, the stock exchange for small firms, and its sales have grown 62% a year from £2.2m in 2005 to £9.4m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanySprue Aegis
ActivitySafety products manufacturer
Annual sales rise over 3 years61.86%
Latest sales £000s9,368

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