Founded in 1996, Spectra are the experts at authentication. They started with banknotes, so at first glance this may look like a business in a declining market, as the use of physical money continues to plummet in the Europe and the US. However, Spectra has other business streams, encompassing software security and secure transactions in both gaming and electronic banking, as well as systems that monitor quality during manufacturing, by marking and tracking goods.
More recently, it has developed and patented a smartphone authentication product called TruBrand. This product fills the need for suppliers and consumers to know what they are buying, and how authentic a product is, by scanning an embedded label with their smartphone. This development represents an important diversification for the company. In January 2019, Spectra’s shares rose nearly 6% on the news that a Chinese company had placed a six year order for the product. mes, trading can be thin. So while the outlook seems promising, don’t bet the farm. Read More
RTC Group Plc is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. It is focused on white and blue collar recruitment providing temporary, permanent and contingent staff to a broad range of industries and clients in both domestic and international markets. It has three principal trading subsidiaries engaged in the recruitment of human capital resources and the provision of managed services.”
“ATA is one of the UK’s leading engineering and technical recruitment consultancies. Supplying white and blue collar engineering and technical staff to a broad range of SME clients and vertical markets. Ganymede is focussed on the supply and operation of blue collar contingent labour into safety critical markets. Global Staffing Solutions predominantly provides managed service solutions for international clients.”
“Whilst non-core, the Derby Conference Centre, houses Group headquarters and generates additional revenue from letting spare capacity to external businesses in the form of office incubation and conferencing space hire.” Read More