This Norfolk-based company distributes audiovisual (AV) technology such as large screens and projectors as well as printers, digital cameras and barcode scanners. It has made seven acquisitions in the past five years, most recently buying Ubiqz, which sells CCTV cameras. This follows takeovers of AV distributors Sidev in France in 2010 and Square One in Ireland in 2009. Last year former managing director Nick Culley sold the majority of his shareholding to Alex Ward, Darren Lewitt and Stephen Fenby, the latter taking over as managing director. Pro forma sales reached £201.9m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank181
CompanyMidwich
ActivityAudio-visual equipment supplier
LocationNorfolk
Sales £m*201.9
Operating profit £m*7.7
Main shareholdersStephen Fenby (40%), Alex Ward (25%), Darren Lewitt (25%), Nick Culley (10%)
Staff286
Founded1979
Websitewww.midwich.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda