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Hot 100 2013 – 97: Softcat

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The basics

Company name: Softcat
What they do: IT software and hardware licensing
Headquarters: Marlow
The Boss: Martin Hellawell

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 219,228
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 29
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 16,527

The details

Softcat’s self-declared aim is simple: “to be an extension of your IT department”. The company is a reseller, working with customers in the corporate and public sector to address their IT sourcing and software licensing needs.

The company has more than 5,000 customers and employs over 500 staff in three operational centres. Customers include EDF, St John Ambulance, the NHS, London & Country and even Hot 100 company Opus Energy. Current turnover is £219.2m, up from £102.9m four years ago, while pre-tax profits stand at £16.5m.

Softcat prides itself as a good place to work, and was voted 10th in the UK’s Great Place to Work list last year, as well as dozens of other awards.

“In the next financial year, we will continue to focus our energy on our employees and customers,” says Softcat MD Martin Hellawell. “It is the hard work of the Softcat team and positive attitude towards our customers that will drive us towards our next big revenue milestone, and the one after that.”

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