IT wholesaler Westcoast distributes computer products, including desktop and laptop PCs, monitors, printers, servers, projectors and peripherals to resellers across the country. The company, based in Reading, is owned and run by Joe Hemani, who founded the business in 1984. Sales at Westcoast, which employs nearly 300 staff, soared by almost 60% to reach £481m in 2005. During the year, the company strengthened its printer business with the purchase of the specialist distributor Orion.

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Company details
ActivityElectronic products distributor
Sales £m*481
Profit £m*8
Year endDec 05
Principal shareholdersJoe Hemani (100%)

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