The company walked away with the 2004 Technology Fast 50 Special Award for Innovation and the North West Business Insider Media Award as the top technology company in the North.

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DM was also ranked eighth in the 50 fastest growing technology businesses in the North.

Now in their seventh year, the UK Technology Fast 50 Awards are an objective ranking and celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing high-technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period. 

Originating in Silicon Valley, the awards have become the global growth benchmark for success in the technology sector, recognising innovative strategies, sound management practices and marketplace vision.

Over the past three years, total turnover for DM has rocketed thanks to sales success both in the UK and overseas. The company has continued to invest in its core CCTV technology, while retaining its reputation for ease-of-use. Following a successful move into the growing market for network products, it has recently diversified into the development of customised product solutions for specific market sectors, including retail, gaming and finance.

Dedicated Micros’ chairman, Nigel Petrie, commented: “This is another excellent award win for DM. We’re delighted to have been recognised for our innovative approach. We follow a clear strategy – innovation without mystification – and it’s clearly a successful formula as far as our customers are concerned.”

The success follows last year’s win for DM in the International Trade section of the annual Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Damian Sanders, technology partner for the Northern Fast 50, said:  “The standard of entrants was once again very high, further confirming the resilience being shown by the regional technology sector.”