CEO John Dawson claims that the purchase of Cambridge Laboratories in 2010 had a ‘big impact’, adding 18 new prescription products to the company’s portfolio.
Established in 2001, Power Perfector has developed technology, named voltage power optimisation (VPO), that saves energy, cost and carbon by optimising the incoming electrical supply voltage in commercial buildings.
Its main feature is its ability to optimise and improve the voltage for a whole site and therefore cut energy costs.
But it is growing in the Far East where it boasts an office in Hong Kong.
The business is currently seeking to attract some ‘heavyweight’ investors to continue development of its online trading platform.
The rapid adoption of smartphones has seen semiconductor business IQE achieve rapid growth during the past year.
In 2009 it had to endure de-stocking in the supply chain.The outdoor clothing, camping and equipment retailer, which began as the Camping & Caravanning Centre in 1969, has recently opened new stores in Manchester, York and Stoke, and now operates from 30 UK sites.In April this year, private equity investor 3i acquired a significant minority shareholding in GO Outdoors from YFM Equity Partners, which originally backed founders John Graham and Paul Caplan in 1998 when the business had only one shop.CEO Louie Evans says, ‘In the four years we’ve been around we’ve made big steps in terms of developing the company, as a different skill set is required as you grow from a small company into a medium-sized one.It starts with having a good product and being passionate about what you do, getting good people on board and seizing opportunities and gaps in the market.’ See also: Ten of the world’s most inspirational business leaders Acquisitions have driven growth at this pharmaceuticals company.This was followed by the acquisition of Indian Dating.com, which took Cupid into the vast sub-continent.