Westcoast specialises in supplying IT products to computer resellers. It offers a wide range of PC hardware, servers, storage, printers, software, displays and audio-visual equipment from brand names ranging from Apple to Hewlett- Packard, Microsoft, Samsung and Toshiba. The Reading company, which employs 747 staff, is owned and run by Joe Hemani, who founded it in 1984. Sales at Westcoast grew 17% to £854m in 2009 but margins remained slim.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank54
CompanyWestcoast
ActivityElectronic products distributor
LocationReading
Sales £m*854
Profit £m*10
Year endDec 09
Principal shareholdersJoe Hemani (100%)
Staff747
Founded1984
Websitewww.westcoast.co.uk

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