A business based near Rugby that makes, supplies and installs surveillance and security equipment – including covert devices – has grown its global market share after receiving a decade’s worth of support.
Pace Systems, which is based in Thurlaston, provides everything from technology to training in the field of security and surveillance and has expanded into offering technical surveillance counter measure inspections (TSCMI), or bug sweeping, for clients.
The company was established in 2001 and, over the past ten years, has been supported by the International Trade Hub at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce with its export market.
Pace now works around the globe including across Europe, the Far East, Middle East and South East Asia.
The company has recently enjoyed significant business wins in South America for its TSCMI sweeps and it is a market that continues to grow with major corporations and states as well as high net worth individuals.
Robert Dyer, of Pace Systems, said: “Our international markets are growing all the time. Obviously, because of the nature of what we do, we have to be careful about saying exactly who we work for and where we operate but we are active in countries right across the globe.
“We are renowned for our exceptional design and engineering expertise in the security and surveillance market and have been since our foundation in 2001.
“On the back of that, we have developed the TSCMI side of the business to help us to diversify and grow. It basically offers a wide range of clients – from individuals to multi-national companies – products and services that can protect them from industrial espionage threats.
“We’ve worked in offices, boardrooms, private homes and even super yachts on behalf of clients who have concerns that they are the subject of espionage. We work comprehensively and confidentially and clients appreciate our high levels of professionalism.
“Working with the Chamber has helped us to grow our overseas markets, including utilising the contacts of the Department for International Trade all around the world to help us to grow in those places.
“We would encourage other businesses in the area to make the most of that help.”
Parminder Hayer, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Team, said it was vital that businesses in all sectors looked to broaden their horizons.
He said: “Pace Systems is a very interesting company in an exciting field that is growing significantly.
“The firm has worked with us here at the Chamber for ten years and have developed a strong presence around the world. That is expanding even further with its new range of products and services.
“It’s a great example to other companies across this region of how to grow a business through overseas trade – something that is becoming more and more important – and how it’s important to access support with that.”