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This Coventry company claims to make more than a million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms sold annually under the Fire Angel brand by retailers including Tesco, B&Q, Boots and the fire and rescue services. Chief executive Graham Whitworth helped to fund engineering students Sam Tate and Nick Rutter’s business in 2000, and its supplier QSA Hong Kong took a £1m stake in 2006. The Plus-listed company was a founding sponsor of the 2007 Wake Up campaign, aimed at increasing awareness of the dangers of smoke and carbon monoxide for the deaf and blind. Sales have grown 67% a year from £1.6m in 2004 to £7.3m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank67
CompanySprue Aegis
ActivitySafety products manufacturer
LocationCoventry
Annual sales rise over 3 years66.72%
Latest sales £000s7,263
Staff18
Founded2000
Websitewww.sprueaegis.com

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