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Wick Hill Named As One Of Top 1000 Best Performing Businesses Through The Recession

Wick Hill continues to grow by investing through the recession

Woking, Surrey: 4/12/12 - Wick Hill has been named by Deloitte as one of the Top 1000 best performing businesses through the recession.

Deloitte's recent UK Futures 1000 report looked at businesses leading wealth creation in the UK. It identified 1,000 British businesses, the UKF1000, with a turnover of between £30m and £1bn, which generated a staggering 55% growth in revenue in the past three years, accounting for 7.8% of GDP last year.[1]

Deloitte said that the UKF1000 have created nearly 170,000 jobs since 2008, during a period when overall UK employment fell by 1.3% - the equivalent of the population of Swansea.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, commented: "We're delighted to be named in Deloitte's Top 1000 best performing businesses through the recession. It reflects our determination not to let the recession stand in the way of our success with our channel partners and suppliers.

"While security, networking and mobility have been insulated from the worst of the recession, they are all intensely competitive sectors in both the UK and Germany. The challenge for us has been to identify the suppliers with the best solutions and to provide the value-add and market-making services that our channel partners require to enable them to grow their businesses.

"Having been in business for many years, the current recession certainly isn't the first one we have faced. As in previous recessions, we have always gone with the belief that increasing investment in marketing, engineering, sales and financing provides the best support for our channel partners to maintain and grow their businesses, during difficult times. The investment plans that we put in place have been instrumental in supporting our growth.

"Our increased turnover of 49% over the last three years reflects the success of our channel partners, suppliers and dedicated teams in the UK and Germany, and we are looking to maintain that level of growth over the coming three years. As part of that growth strategy, we will be looking to provide increased financing support for our high growth value-add resellers."

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions and convergence. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities. For more information about Wick Hill, please visit http://www.wickhill.com or www.twitter.com/wickhill

[1] http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GB/uk/research-and-intelligence/8f15edd59745a310VgnVCM2000003356f70aRCRD.htm

ENDS

For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@wickhill.com. For reader queries, contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600. Web http://www.wickhill.com/

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