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Rock Group Plc Ranks No 18 in 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

London, 19th November 2004; Rock Group Plc today announced that it ranked number 18 in the 2004 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Midlands.

Positions are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years, from 1999 - 2003. Nick Boardman, Managing Director for Rock Group Plc said that he “credited the growth with the continued investment to bring technology first to their consumers with the company’s 276% revenue growth over the past five years”. He added, “it is really important that companies observe and react to changes and demands in the IT industry; and it has been a tough year for everyone. At Rock we strive to be consistently innovative for future proof products, which are a primary focus for our customers and we feel that we have been very successful in achieving this objective”.

“We congratulate Rock Group Plc on becoming one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Midlands. Growing the top line enough to make the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is especially meaningful during tough economic times for the Technology sector,” said Chris Robertson partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group in the Midlands.

Overall, companies that ranked on the 2004 Midlands Technology Fast 50 had a combined turnover of £2.6 billion. This is the second year running that the Rock Group Plc has made the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. Please visit or for further information.

About Rock Group Plc.
Founded in June 1992, notebook manufacturer rockdirect (formally known as Rock Computers) is one the largest and most respected manufacturers of leading edge mobile notebook technology in the UK. At its manufacturing facility in Warwick, rockdirect design and support a complete range of inspiring notebook computers to Consumers, Businesses and Education Establishments.

Ten years ago Rock entered the notebook market with the launch of their NP-1O1 notebook, featuring a 16MHz 386SX CPU, 1Mb RAM, 20Mb HDD and an 8.5" mono LCD. It was to be the first of many milestones in Rock's history with their inspiration driving many of the major advances in notebook technology.

In addition to continued technological innovation in the portable computing market, rockdirect is the only notebook manufacturer to supply a 3 year (insurance backed) collect and return warranty on it's entire notebook range as standard ensuring it offers the most comprehensive after sales service.

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