78 CCL Computers

Doug Woodburn
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Revenue: £54.8m (+40%)

Net profit: 3.3%     Staff: 67

Among a crop of big e-tailers whose tills rang in the wake of lockdown, Bradford-based CCL Computers makes its Top VARs debut on the back of a 40 per cent revenue spike in its year to 31 August 2020. Helped by higher ASPs due to a weak pound, net profits more than doubled to £1.8m. A manufacturer of bespoke, own-brand PCs for gaming, education and professional users, CCL doubles up as a PC components and peripherals supplier. It is now part of Tactus Group, a consumer technology buy and build that acquired it in April for £11.25m. Tactus went on to bag a further £40m investment round in August and a month later purchased £20m-revenue Microsoft, Dell, HP, Lenovo and ESET partner BIST Group.

Covid impact

CCL said it was "well positioned" to meet a "dramatic increase" in demand for home working and PC gaming following last March's lockdown. Supply constraints also pushed up prices, resulting in higher profits.

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