RESEARCH-BASED marketing group Precision Prospecting, owner of the National Farm Research Unit at Framlingham, Suffolk, has announced sales growth of 19% to £1.2m for the year ending March 31, 2004.

The firm, which is ten years old this year, said its sales had almost doubled in the past three years.

It anticipated further growth as it expanded food, consumer and veterinary research teams, to meet growing demand for their services.

Managing director Hugh Wolley said: “To achieve this level of growth in such a difficult market environment is a reflection on the company‘s customer focus.

“The agricultural sector has been a core area for growth and we have acquired a number of new customers.

“We are optimistic for the future and will continue to develop the business in agriculture, helping our farmers to understand their end customer better,” he added.