This group’s coronavirus task force has been working to get parts to firms building ventilators, and it has prioritised shipping free samples to medical clients through its Ezysample scheme. Established in 1972, it distributes semiconductors, optoelectronics and electromechanical components to electronics manufacturers, and stocks more than one billion components. Chief executive Steve Rawlins, 63, joined the Cambridgeshire company as a salesman in 1976 and worked his way to the top, taking over the business in 2011. He oversaw profits of £7.1m in 2018.
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