Starting life 200 years ago when it was part of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Sheffield-based Banner claims it is now the UK's largest reseller of workplace products, holding stock in excess of £50m and making 18,000 deliveries from a fleet of 350 vehicles per day. It recently launched a dedicated technology website offering HP printers, Acer and Lenovo laptops and mobile handsets. Revenues for its year to 31 December 2017 more than doubled as it brought its Banner and Supplies Team arms into one legal entity. Net profits rose from £628,000 to £826,000.
Contract covers IT hardware to larger customer organisations
Market analyst Context says European IT channel now on track to break first ever €100bn-revenue year in 2021, despite pandemic pressures
Four-year contract includes wide range of hardware, software, services and support to police force
Mark Brooks-Wadham reveals further M&A plans to CRN and why the UC market is seeing so much consolidation lately
AWS, Microsoft and Google are eating up market share from local European firms, according to data fro Synergy Research
Fred Voccola opens up to CRN on how its IPO plans are going, market valuations and forthcoming acquisitions
The recent attack on Exclusive Networks is only the latest in a series which has seen cybersecurity vendors, distributors and MSPs suffer breaches to their systems. CRN asks why the channel is seeing itself become a popular target for cybercriminals