This company’s software and devices can be used to control stock at any stage from the shop to the warehouse, where staff wearing small, hands-free computers are issued with picking instructions by an electronic voice. Voiteq claims its systems increased warehouse productivity at Pets at Home by 40%. Sales at the Blackpool company, founded by Frank Heald and David Stanhope in 2001, have grown 109% a year from £1.1m in 2002 to £5m in 2004, thanks in part to expansion into America.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank27
CompanyVoiteQ
ActivityVoice-activated computer maker
LocationBlackpool
Average 3 year sales growth108.65%
Latest sales £000s4,966
Staff30
Founded2001
Websitewww.voiteq.com

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