Sepura Wins Best Technology Award
Sepura has won the PLC Award 2007 for Best Technology, which was presented to Graham Matthews, CEO of Sepura, at yesterday’s awards dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Fifteen hundred business people attended the event, including company directors, investment bankers, fund managers, investment analysts, and corporate advisors.
The Best Technology award was one of seven awards presented to recognise the achievements of companies on the London Stock Market.
The award ismade to “a company whose business growth and success is dependent on, or attributable to, the development of one or more technologies or on the development of technology-led products or services which require, or have demonstrated significant innovation, either in terms of the technology itself or its application.”
Graham Matthews said, “This is a prestigious award. It is further recognition of the company’s progress. Sepura continues to grow worldwide sales of TETRA radios by listening closely to what our customers want, and quickly developing products and features and the underpinning TETRA technology. The result is that we are now the world’s second largest supplier of TETRA radio terminals.”
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Sepura is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of TETRA digital radios, used predominantly by the emergency services around the world and in the transport, utilities and local government sectors. It is the market leader in more than 20 countries.
The TETRA standard was developed mainly for public safety professionals. It facilitates reliable radio communication at all times and offers secure voice and data transmissions – free from the possibility of eavesdropping.
Founded in the UK in 2002, Sepura has rapidly expanded across the world with a network of 70+ regional partners that sell and support locally its market-leading products in over 90 countries.
It joined the main list of the London Stock Exchange in August 2007 and in the year ended March 2007, generated revenues of 52m and EBITDA of 13.6m (pre IPO costs). Sepura is also a member of the FTSE techMARK All-Share index.
Sepura’s development expertise is focused entirely on TETRA radio terminals, and the company offers the broadest range of TETRA products available. It is often first to market with innovative products and features and is a market leader in the supply of surveillance and other specialist TETRA radios and accessories.
TETRA is the acronym for TErrestrial Trunked RAdio, a world-wide standard for digital private mobile radios developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). TETRA has the advantage of being spectrum efficient whilst also offering the end user improved voice quality, secure encrypted communication and comprehensive data capabilities.