Sepura has been shortlisted for “Large Business of the Year” at the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2020, a reward for achieving record revenues through significant sales around the world, including in the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Oman. The decision to recognize Sepura’s success is a milestone in their recovery from a challenging financial position in 2017. Since then, the company has succeeded in bringing class-leading products to market, achieving outstanding commercial success and recording year-on-year revenue growth. TETRA radio fleet Highlights of 2019 include: a new TETRA radio fleet for London’s Metropolitan Police Service – also Sepura’s largest ever European order, delivering new radios to their local force Cambridgeshire Police; winning 100% market share for police TETRA radios in the Netherlands, supplying a communications system into Heathrow Airport, and winning global business in Nepal, Singapore, Brazil and Australia, amongst others. Sepura shipped a record number of their SC Series TETRA radios worldwide in 2019 In the UK, Sepura have increased their market share to 65% of police radios, with over 85,000 radios recently ordered by UK police forces as they refresh their current radio fleets. The company’s radios are also used in NHS ambulances and regional air ambulance forces around the country. innovative software products In total Sepura shipped a record number of their SC Series TETRA radios worldwide in 2019. To complement the radios they developed innovative software products to help drive customers’ efficiencies and an applications environment to enhance this capability. “By ensuring that we have an outstanding team in place around the world, we can engage with each customer on a personal level, ensuring that we understand their needs before proposing solutions that match these requirements. In this manner we have been able to deliver world class solutions that our competition has not been able to match.” says Steve Barber, CEO at Sepura. dynamic, focused teams “Sepura is a Cambridge success story again; an SME dominating the European market and winning significant business at home and overseas against the competition of multi-billion dollar global technology companies, delivering more than 30% worldwide market share. Our dynamic, focused teams have provided creative support to our customers, resulting in Sepura winning significant new business, substantially growing the business and cementing our customer base.” Comments HR Director Joe McHugh. The Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards winners are announced at the Awards Dinner at Kings College on March 19th.
Sepura staff have combined forces to raise over £4,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice, bringing the charity closer to their £100,000 target for their Hospice at Home service. During the six month period when Arthur Rank was the company’s chosen charity, staff took part in various fundraising activities, including treasure quests, gin tasting and karting. active social programme Sepura chose to support Arthur Rank in memory of David Armitstead, a colleague who sadly died in the care of the Hospice early in 2019. “Supporting Arthur Rank has allowed our colleagues to get behind a great cause, in memory of our colleague David, while having fun and building relationships across the business. We are lucky at Sepura to have an active social programme allowing all our colleagues to play a part in supporting our chosen charity. This is a huge part of what makes Sepura such a positive working environment, encouraging co-operation and productivity across the business.” says Joe McHugh, HR Director at Sepura. Help Us Be There appeal Arthur Rank’s Hospice at Home service enables patients to die peacefully and with dignity in their own home. Due to limited funding, each night the team is unable to provide care to one in three people referred to them, whose choice it is to remain at home. Arthur Rank Hospice launched the Help Us Be There appeal in May 2019 in the hope of raising £100,000 which equates to 200 additional nights of care to meet this unmet need. Sepura’s donation takes the current fundraising total above £90,000. Donna Talbot, Director of Fundraising and Communications, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity said, “We could not be more appreciative of the efforts of the team at Sepura. The support from companies across the region is vital to funding our care provision and it is touching to see the lengths that people will go to supporting the charity. Thank you to everyone at Sepura for your efforts.”