Established in 1984, Westcoast distributes IT products and services to more than 8,000 customers. Its range includes servers, storage devices, printers and audio-visual equipment from companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba. Headquartered in Reading, Westcoast is still owned and run by founder Joe Hemani, 66, and employs 800 staff. Last year it reached sales of more than £1bn for the first time.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank52
CompanyWestcoast
ActivityElectronic products distributor
LocationReading
Sales £m1,047
Profit £m11
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersJoe Hemani (100%)
Staff793
Founded1984
Websitewww.westcoast.co.uk

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