AIM Rule 26 Disclosures

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

 15 December 2016


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 (63)

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.

Soumitra Padmanathan BSc, FCA, CTA
Group Finance Director (52)

Soumitra (Mithi) joined PipeHawk in December 2015 and became Group Finance Director on 23 March 2016. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Associate whilst at Robson Rhodes. She has had extensive experience in the Corporate environment within servicing, manufacturing, financial services and professional services.

Robert Tallentire ACA MBA
Non-executive Director (57)

Bob joined PipeHawk in 2003 and served as both MD of Adien and Group Finance Director until 2016. Bob is a chartered accountant having been a partner at RSM Robson Rhodes. He has extensive consulting and management experience.

R Randal MacDonnell
Non-executive Director (77)

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



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
Allenby Capital Limited
3 St.Helen's Place  


Allenby Capital Limited
3 St.Helen's Place 


SLC Registrars
42-50 Hersham Road
KT12 1RZ


Gowling WLG

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)


Other Documents

 October 2000 Memorandum and Articles of Association
 December 2000 PROSPECTUS.pdf
 October 2000 Certificate of Incorporation


Latest News (Links to External Sites)


Other Regulatory News

18 November 2016 Share Options.pdf
05 August 2016 QM_Systems_Contract_Extension_with_Hadley_Industries_Group
30 March 2016 AIM Disclosure Update
23 March 2016 Directorate change
10 March 2016 Change of Adviser Announcement
13 May 2015 Director Holding
12 May 2015 QM Systems contract with Hadley Industries
26 March 2015 Interim Results for Six month period ended 31 December 2014
03 March 2015 Holding in Company
13 February 2015 Holding in Company
11 December 2014 Results of AGM
20 November 2014 Holding in Company
14 November 2014 Final Results
17 October 2014 Holding in Company
07 August 2014 Holding in Company
30 May 2014 Director Holding
25 March 2014  Holdings in Company
10 March 2014 Interim Results for Six month period ended 31 December 2013



  • 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 %

N. Lobbenberg

3,100,000 9.39 %

Dr R. J Chignell

2,204,200 6.70%

J. Creswell

1,700,000                         5.20 %

J. T. Twigg

1,054,830 3.20 %

N. G. Wood

1,054,830 3.20 %


   931,436 2.82% 
   *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
  • Of the total shares in issue 28.23% are not in public hands.

  • The company is subject to the UK City code on Takeovers and Mergers

  • PipeHawk plc is currently traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The company is not traded on any other exchange.

  • There are no shares held in treasury. 



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