Softcat sources and resells software, hardware, security systems, data storage and IT services to corporate and public-sector clients, including the NHS and the Department for Education. Strong demand for its IT security and cloud-based services helped sales rise 28% to £504.8m last year. The Buckinghamshire company, led by chief executive, Martin Hellawell, 50, is reported to be planning a stock market float this year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank23
CompanySoftcat
ActivityIT reseller
LocationBuckinghamshire
Sales £m504.8
Operating profit £m35.5
Main shareholdersPeter Kelly (45%), Ravensbury Partners (12%), J.A.S. Nash Settlement Trust (12%), employees and management (31%)
Staff602
Founded1993
Websitewww.softcat.com

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