A rise in orders within the Sunderland firm's transaction card and government protection divisions has also boosted sales.
Opsec Security have attracted a top US businessman to the North East to become the firm's CEO
Security specialists Opsec are geared for growth after growing turnover by 7% and shortening their losses
Sunderland-based OpSec Security Group has invested £250,000 in new equipment to increase capacity and support future growth
Anti-counterfeiting company OpSec saw sales top £50m last year after benefiting from a series of buyouts
THE UK stock market started the week in negative territory as the FTSE 100 Index lost 45.9 points and ended the session at 6386.6.
NERVOUSNESS over the impact of the credit crunch ensured that the FTSE 100 Index experienced another day of volatility.
IT was a better day for the region’s housebuilders with Bellway and Barratt Developments both recording good gains.
Anti-forgery device maker Opsec Security Group has completed a remarkable reversal of fortune after seeing its annual profits treble.
The ftse 100 index fell by 31.3 points yesterday, after the Chinese stock market lost a further 8.3% on Monday.
It pays to keep an eye on the shares of North-East companies, discovers Vinay Bedi, divisional director of Newcastle-based investment management firm Wise Speke in his regular half-yearly review of the North 40 stocks.
The ftse opened lower yesterday following losses in the US overnight, finishing the day at 6419.6, down 29.6 points.
The FTSE started the week opening 38.5 points higher in the first hour of trading to recover some of Friday's lost ground.
The ftse 100 Index lost ground yesterday as it neared the significant 6000 point mark, ending a three day winning run.
The positive mood continued on the UK stock market yesterday as the FTSE 100 Index climbed a further 56.5 points and ended the day at 5930.1.
Transport company Mitchell Trucking Company, of Middlesbrough, was the toast of the North East Chamber of Commerce Awards, taking the of Business of the Year title.
The success of companies in the region has been celebrated at the North-East Chamber of Commerce Awards.
After a turbulent week, the market reacted well to the ceasefire in Lebanon and the UK government downgrading the threat of terrorist attacks to "severe" from "critical".
One of the world's outstanding high-tech firms has broken into the North-East Top 200 - after 80 years in business.
Anti-forgery device maker Applied Optical Technologies has bought a £7m US firm which it says will be "of fundamental importance" to its business after celebrating a return to profit.