9) Crossing the pond
"I don't see this as a particularly significant step, but then again I don't see anything as a particularly significant step. You just go and do better. We floated the company and someone said that was a significant thing; I just saw that as a slight change of ownership... I think it's an evolutionary step, but remember it's only 400 people; Computacenter employs 14,000. When we went into Germany and we bought a company with 4,000 people, that was a very significant step; this is an evolution."
What was he talking about?
A typically straight-talking Norris played down Computacenter's decision to set up shop in the US in 2016. The move saw Computacenter quit its alliance with US reseller CompuCom in favour of a direct US presence, and was a prelude to its acquisition of US reseller FusionStorm in 2018.
No-nonsense rating: 6/10
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