Softcat sources and resells software, hardware, security systems, data storage and IT services to companies, the NHS and local authorities in Britain. Based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the IT reseller has recently expanded by opening branches in Manchester and London. Under chairman Martin Hellawell, 48, sales have grown strongly and were up 30% year-on-year in 2012.

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Company details
ActivityIT reseller
Sales £m*400.0
Operating profit £m*27.0
Main shareholdersPeter Kelly (45%), Ravensbury Partners (12%), VC investors (12%), employees and management (31%)

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