1 September 2016
YFM-backed Seven Technologies Group has won at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Northern Ireland Management Team Awards. The firm picked up Best Mid-Market Team at the ceremony on 1st September.
Seven Technologies Group is a Lisburn-based specialist security and surveillance business, providing advanced tactical remote sensing, communications, tracking, search and cyber security solutions to a range of customers, with a primary focus on the Special Forces and Intelligence Communities.
Led by CEO and co-founder Jim Hook, the company employs over 100 people in its three offices throughout the UK, and has significantly increased its international sales, selling to 28 countries in 2015. This year it opened an office in Abu Dhabi.
YFM first invested in Seven in April 2012 and then again in June 2013 when the business acquired AIM-listed Datong, a Leeds-headquartered provider of intelligence equipment and solutions.
Judges’ comments: “Under Jim Hook and the management team, Seven Technologies has evolved into a substantive business, and the judges were particularly impressed with its exports growth and expansion into overseas geographies such as the Middle East.”