Founded in 1984 by chairman Joe Hemani, 72, this firm is an IT distributor selling everything from desktop PCs and notebooks to software, printers, spare parts and consumables. Its more than 14,000 customers include retailers, dealers and resellers in the UK, Ireland and Europe to whom Westcoast also provides credit, marketing and logistics services, helping sales grow 11% to £2.5bn in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank21
CompanyWestcoast
ActivityTechnology distributor
LocationReading
Sales £m2,465
Profit £m31
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersJoe Hemani (100%)
Staff1,372
Founded1984
Websitewww.westcoast.co.uk

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