Plextek takes its place in the Technology Fast 50


, the specialist UK communications technology design consultancy, is one of the fastest growing companies in the East of England.

It has been placed in the Technology Fast 50, an initiative that investigates growth over a three-year period, indicating sustained performance and growth.

Managing director Colin Smithers received the accolade on behalf of the company - based on percentage growth in turnover from 1996 to 1998 - at the East of England presentation award dinner.

Deloitte & Touche is now finalising pan-UK research that will reveal how the region compares to the rest of Britain.

Whereas 1998 saw an upsurge in biotechnology companies featuring in the top 50, the information and communications industry dominates this year.

Plextek, just ten years old, helps companies in the telecommunications and other industries to innovate, to solve technology problems and to create viable commercial products.

The company, operating from a purpose-built laboratory and office complex at Great Chesterford, Cambridge, is actively involved in the design and development of products, systems and manufacturing plant for clients all over the world.


The Deloitte Cambridge office comprises 8 Partners and over 250 staff who deliver a full range of professional services to the East Anglian region. As well as focussing on the life sciences and technology sectors for which the region has become so renowned, the office has long standing specialisms in other sectors including the professions, consumer business, food and agribusiness.

Deloitte LLP