AIM Rule 26 Disclosures

The following information is provided pursuant to the AIM Rule 26 and was last updated on 10 March 2014:


Description of Business

PipeHawk plc is a dynamic business offering advanced engineering solutions to challenging technical requirements across many industries. 

QM Systems, a division of PipeHawk PLC, is a market leader in providing solutions and services for electronic system design and manufacture, test equipment, transfer systems and automation and assembly solutions to the automotive, aerospace, rail and other related industries. 

We are the global market leader in ground probing radar technology with many applications including civil engineering and land mine detection. Our technology provides a superior detection of hidden underground objects and features, dramatically reducing risk, improving safety and saving substantial time and money during identification and excavation. 

Adien Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary, is a leader in the field of utility detection and mapping.  Its survey teams provide information that is critical in the design processes of almost all construction projects that involve breaking the ground. 

Powered by excellent people our reputation is built on exceeding our customer’s expectations in delivering innovative, cost effective quality solutions in all aspects of our business. 

Through our energetic, innovative and dynamic approach together with our significant investment in R&D we will continue to strengthen our market leading positions.



Board of Directors' names and brief biographies

Gordon Watt BA, FCA, FRSA
Chairman (60)

Gordon is a chartered accountant having been a partner at RSM Robson Rhodes and then Finance Director/Deputy Chief Executive of British Bus Plc until it was sold to Arriva Plc.  He is Non executive chairman of a number of private companies, he became a non-executive director of the Group in 1998, became finance director in December 2001 and Chairman in January 2003.

Robert Tallentire ACA MBA
Finance Director (54)

Bob joined PipeHawk in 2003 and became Group Finance Director and Managing Director of Adien on 10th December 2004.  Bob is a chartered accountant having been a partner at RSM Robson Rhodes and then Managing Director of his own business for 5 years which was successfully sold in 2002.  He has extensive consulting and management experience.

R Randal MacDonnell
Non-executive Director (74)

Randal joined the Group in February 2006. He is currently a director of Strategic Natural Resources Plc, having previously been a director of Kleinwort Benson Securities, Laing & Cruickshank Securities and Chase Manhattan Securities Limited.  Prior to that he was a partner in stockbrokers Laurie Milbank & Co.

Board sub-committtees

The Board has no permanent sub-committtees


Country of Incorporation

  • PipeHawk is incorporated in the United Kingdom

Main country of operation

  • PipeHawk's main country of operation is the United Kingdom


Nominated Company Advisers
Sanlam Securities UK Limited
10 King William Street 


Sanlam Securities UK Limited
10 King William Street 


SLC Registrars
Thames House, Portsmouth Road
Esher, Surrey
KT10 9AD



4 More London Riverside


Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP

St Bride's House
10 Salisbury Square



Annual Report, Accounts and interims
(see further below for all other announcements)


Company Announcements

05 November 2013 Final Results 5 11 13 


December 13th
13 December 2012 PipeHawk Plc ("PipeHawk" or the "Company") Result of AGM The Company announces that at the annual general meeting, held earlier today, all resolutions were duly passed. Enquiries: PipeHawk Plc Tel. No. 01252 …
December 13th
13 December 2012 PipeHawk Plc ("PipeHawk" or the "Company") Directors' Shareholding Pipehawk announces that earlier today Gordon Watt, a Director of the Company, acquired a total of 825,000 ordinary shares in the Company at a price …
November 6th
6 November 2012 PipeHawk plc ("PipeHawk" or the "Company") Availability of Report & Financial Statements and Notice of AGM Further to the final results announcement made on 22 October 2012, PipeHawk announces that the annual report and f…
October 26th
26 October 2012 PipeHawk plc ("PipeHawk" or the "Company") Appointment of Broker The Company announces that it has appointed Merchant Securities Limited as its broker with immediate effect. Enquiries: PipeHawk Plc Tel. No. 01…
October 22nd
22 October 2012 PipeHawk plc ("PipeHawk" or the "Company") Final results for the year ended 30 June 2012 Chairman's Statement I am pleased to be able to report that all parts of the Group have worked hard in the last year and hav…
October 10th
10 October 2012 PipeHawk plc ("PipeHawk" or the "Company") QM Systems signs major contract QM Systems, a subsidiary of PipeHawk has secured a major contract with a leading global off highway equipment manufacturer to deliver a turnke…


Other Documents

QMS Dec 2013 AGM presentation 



  • Market
    • There are no shares held in treasury.
    • PipeHawk plc has not applied or agreed to have any of its securities (including its AIM securities) admitted or traded on any other exchanges or trading platforms.
  • Shareholdings

    Of the total shares in issue 33.43% are not in public hands

  • Significant Shareholders
    Those shareholders having interest greater than 3% of the issued share capital are:-
* G G Watt 5,721,500 17.33 %
  S Hamilton 4,583,334  13.90 %
  Dr R J Chignell 2,204,200 6.70 %
  J T Twigg 1,054,830 3.20 %
  N G Wood 1,054,830 3.20 %
  J Creswell   1,354,000   4.10 %
   *Indicates a Director of the Company  


  • Total shares in issue 33,020,515 ordinary shares of 1p each

  • Restrictions on transfer of securities
    • There are no restrictions on the transfer of the AIM securities


  • Admission Documents and other shareholder documentation
  • Articles of Association      

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