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ON THE LIST Rolls-Royce in Chichester
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A KEY report into the financial health of the south’s top 500 companies has been taken over by a Fareham company.

The data is compiled by Decision Magazine and has historically been published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), available free of charge online.

But now Taylor Made Computer Solutions, based on the Cams Hall estate in Fareham, will publish the Top 500 Companies in the South guide on its website.

Tim Walker, managing director of Taylor Made, said: ‘We are delighted to be funding the research and presentation of the data, which will identify the individual strengths of companies and provide a telling insight into the overall performance of the south’s economy.’

Available on the Taylor Made Computer Solutions website for free from late April, the data will include sales figures, pre-tax profit, net asset value, number of staff and average salaries paid by each company, together with a comparison with the previous year.

The report will also identify the amount each company donates to charity and invests in research and development.

Tim added: ‘It’s a very well known and widely read report, as it encompasses the most up-to-date research on companies in the south.

‘We have been associated with the report for quite some time now, posting the results and being involved in pulling some of the research together, so when PwC pulled out, we just thought it was too good an opportunity to miss.’

The data is collected each January, and published in a list.

In the last report, published in April 2013, there were 26 firms from the wider Portsmouth region on the list.

They ranged from the well known, such as IBM in Portsmouth (number 26) and Rolls-Royce Motor Cares in Goodwood (number 208) to the slightly less well known firms, like healthcare company Covidien Commercial in Gosport (number 389) and contact lens manufacturer CooperVision (396).

‘We’re very proud to have Taylor Made’s name on the report,’ Tim added.