Stonewood

Some 190m people worldwide could be affected by data loss this year, according to KPMG. To counteract this problem, Stonewood designs and manufactures encrypted hard drives that protect data when a computer is lost or stolen. The Dorset company is best known for its Flagstone hard disks, used by government and military clients such as Nato. Its latest product is Eclypt, a range of encrypted hardware accredited by GCHQ, the British intelligence agency. Stonewood is led by chief executive Chris McIntosh and chairman Brendan Forster, and its sales have risen 46% a year from an annualised £2.8m in 2005 to £8.9m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank77
CompanyStonewood
ActivityHardware encryption services provider
LocationDorset
Average 3 year sales growth46.46%
Latest sales £000s8,898
Staff105
Founded1995
Websitewww.stonewood.co.uk

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