Telesoft Design

Managing Director, Rob Downham, launched Telesoft Design in early 1989, using his engineering background and a credit card. His Dorset-based company sells telephony switches around the world – its latest instalments were in Nigeria and Thailand — that enable international networks to communicate. Last year, it opened an American subsidiary. Clients include British Telecom and Mercury. In 1997 sales hit £6.4m and employees numbered 35. Telesoft Design’s return on sales is among the highest on the league table at 42%.

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Company details
Year1998
Rank55
CompanyTelesoft Design
ActivityTelephony switch maker
LocationDorset
Annual sales rise over 3 years80.68%
Latest sales £000s6,430
Staff35
Founded1989

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