Established in 1984 by chairman Joe Hemani, 70, Westcoast distributes IT products and services to more than 12,000 customers in the UK and Europe. Last year the Reading-based company bought out its Adveo joint venture in France, which supplies security systems and fingerprint readers across Europe, helping international sales reach £321.2m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank69
CompanyWestcoast
ActivityElectronic product distributor
LocationReading
2-yr av intl sales growth pa59.33%
International sales £000s321,219
Total sales £000s1,912,520
Staff1,195
Founded1984
Websitewww.westcoast.co.uk

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