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Barcode Warehouse takes Nottinghamshire's top business award

THE Barcode Warehouse is Britain's number one in its sector and – now – the local business world too.

For the company, which supports some of the UK's largest firms, has carried off the Evening Post's Nottinghamshire Company of the Year Award.

And that's the icing on the cake for a firm which has been on a roll all year and, now turning over some £16 million, has increased its Newark workforce by 20 per cent during the past 12 months.

The KPMG and Nottinghamshire County Council-sponsored award was presented during a ceremony held at The Council House and which featured video profiles, sponsored by The University of Nottingham, of all the finalists.

The Barcode Warehouse's business is supplying and supporting the technology enabling barcodes to be produced and, along with the items they're attached to, to be tracked.

Still growing it has more than 16,000 customers and – with the Royal Mail Group, TNT, DHL and Smiths News among them – must assist in delivering to just about everyone in the country at one time or another.

Earlier this year the company won its most prestigious contract to date, the largest ever roll-out of enterprise mobility systems in Europe and which included the supply and support of 27,500 hand-held devices to Royal Mail Group under a five year contract.

Another radio frequency identification (RFID) system is being trialled in the NHS as a way of keeping track of blood products and has the potential to be rolled-out nationally... which would be big business for the firm.