Reading, UK, Wednesday 25th April 2001 - Harrier Group plc (AIM: HRR), a
leading provider of managed security and continuity solutions, announced
today that the company has made a strong start to the year. During the first
quarter of 2001 orders received have exceeded trading expectations across
all sectors of the business particularly in respect to corporate
Substantial orders in excess of £7 Million pounds have been received from a
wide variety of industry sectors including, telecommunications, utilities,
retail, insurance and financial services, as companies look to develop and
upgrade their current business and security infrastructures. The orders
received during this period cover the broad spectrum of services and
technologies that HarrierZeuros', Harrier Group's UK operating company,
focus on which include professional and secure managed services, corporate
network infrastructure deployment and advanced data management solutions.
David Cheesman, CEO of Harrier Group comments, "These figures confirm that
Information Protection is an increasing priority for organisations and that
our UK operating company HarrierZeuros is ideally situated to assist
companies in providing independent Security led solutions that reflect our
clients requirements across multiple technology and business disciplines."
Looking ahead to the future Harrier Group expect to see a continuation in
the growth of network security and advanced data management and an
increasing requirement for secure managed services to enable organisations
to maintain a high level of Information Protection and business continuity.
Notes to Editors
About Harrier Group plc
Harrier Group plc (AIM: HRR), is the only UK listed e-security integration
company and has been providing major corporations with comprehensive
network, security and advanced data protection and management solutions for
over a decade.
Operating under the name, HarrierZeuros Ltd, Harrier offers an independent
approach to technology led solutions enabling its customers to leverage
further productivity from their networks and the data stored within them.
The company's extensive range of Managed Services also provide Harrier's
customers with an effective way to secure and protect their business
critical data without the enormous overheads of setting up and maintaining a
Harrier Group's clients include: Prudential, Vodafone, CSC Computer
Sciences, Friends Provident Life and GKN Westland Helicopters.
For further information please visit http://www.harrier.com
Harrier Group plc
Tel: 0118 931 9310
Marylebone Media Relations
Tel: 0118 975 5188
Copies of this announcement will be available at Harrier's office (Pacific
House, Imperial Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0TD) for collection for a
period of 14 days from the date of the announcement.
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