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Son of Phillips: Northamber is not exiting Chessington HQ

The heir apparent to tech distie Northamber has insisted to El Chan the company is not going to exit the Chessington industrial estate that it calls home after all. As revealed by us yesterday, the Surrey-based distie submitted an application with Kingston Council's Planning Database on 23 March that would have permitted 28 …
Paul Kunert, 08 Apr 2014

Veteran Brit tech distie Chessington HQ to become 28 flats

Tech distie Northamber has submitted plans to transform its Chessington-based sales and marketing HQ into 28 residential apartments with scenic views overlooking an, er, industrial park. According to Kingston Council's Planning Database, the application to erect one, two and three bed flats was made on 23 March and consultation …
Paul Kunert, 07 Apr 2014
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VMware fuels cloudy drive, plonks second bit barn in UK

VMware's virtual cloud hybrid service has quietly added a second British bit barn. The new facility is in Chessington, which probably means Digital Realty's facility in the Surrey exurb. VMware already has an existing server farm in sunny Slough, the town first made famous by Sir John Betjeman's poem – and latterly as the …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 2014
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IBM promises mainframes on tap as SoftLayer lands on London

Retro computing fans will be thrilled to hear IBM is working on floating mainframe platforms onto the cloud even as its pours cash into the rollout of its SoftLayer offering which will hit London this week. SoftLayer, with its existing 13-strong data centre network, was borged by IBM last June, as Big Blue looked to accelerate …
Joe Fay, 30 Jun 2014

'Bet Lynch' types BANNED from zoo for upsetting not-so-wildlife

A UK zoo has enforced an animal print ban, after visitors clad in tiger-like attire were found to be confusing and upsetting its captive creatures. Zebra, giraffe, leopard, cheetah and tiger are reportedly among the prints to have been outlawed by Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey. The zoo has hired people to police the …
Team Register, 26 Sep 2013

Northamber grabs ladder, claims PC market burning

Northamber's colourful chairman is forecasting a "more worthwhile future" - one that is less dependent on tech hardware - but the latest financials still bear the scorch-marks of attempts put out its burning PC biz. The UK's oldest tech wholesaler has been rather more quiet since listing on AIM, which means the company no longer …
Paul Kunert, 07 Mar 2014
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Sick of quarterly pelting in LSE stocks, Northamber AIMs for exit

Northamber is proposing to shift its stock listing from the London Stock Exchange to AIM, where it will not be required to play out its quarterly challenges in a public arena and can close corporate deals more easily. The oldest tech wholesaler in Blighty, Chessington-based Northamber is having a hard time of it at the moment, …
Paul Kunert, 04 Jul 2013
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Northamber money boss Lee resigns after seven months

Northamber has split with director of finance Nick Lee just seven months after he stepped into the role, The Register can confirm. Lee joined Chessington-based distie Northamber in June after parting with former employer Avnet Tehcnology Solutions where he was chief UK bean counter. Prior to that he was CFO at Bell Microproducts …
Paul Kunert, 09 Dec 2011
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Bell Micro issues security training alert to channel

IT distie Bell Micro has kicked off a new security training scheme for its channel partners. The Security Sales Academy will take place at its Chessington World of Adventures site and will be punted to small to medium sized (SMB) and enterprise businesses in an attempt at raising the G-force skill level among sales staff. Bell …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Oct 2007
The Register breaking news

Acer UK signs up Computer 2000

Acer has appointed Computer 2000 to distribute its branded PCs and peripherals into the UK market. Acer already has a relationship with Tech Data, Computer 2000's parent in other European markets. And it has three existing disties in the UK. Acer UK is prepping a new tiered channel accreditation scheme, organising its resellers …
Team Register, 03 May 2001
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Northamber

A Northamber car park, yesterday Check out the latest range of portables at Northamber, the Chessington-based distie. Brushing past Northamber's fiercesome security force, a 40-strong contingent of travellers have set up camp in the company's car park. With satellite dishes on their caravans and road digging gear in tow, the …
Drew Cullen, 04 Dec 1998
The Register breaking news

Memory stolen at gunpoint was ours, says Dane-Elec

The vanload of memory chips stolen in Surrey earlier this month belonged to memory distributor Dane-Elec, it has emerged. This is the second time the Chessington-based outfit has been targeted by robbers since the summer. In September, Dane-Elec's warehouse was broken into, resulting in £100,000 of modules stolen. The latest …
Linda Harrison, 20 Dec 1999
The Register breaking news

Alan Stanley kicked out of Dane-Elec?

DRAM distributor Dane-Elec has kicked out its UK general manager and founder Alan Stanley after nine years. Stanley was asked to leave the Dane-Elec building in Chessington, Surrey, yesterday, sources told The Register. Jean-Pierre Lentignac, Dane-Elec European sales director, today refused to comment on Stanley's departure. …
Linda Harrison, 22 May 2001
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Profit warning from Northamber

Northamber issued a profits warning today, blaming falling prices and over-supply in the distribution sector. The Chessington-based distributor said it expected financial results for the year ending 30 June to be "significantly below current market expectations." "The recent market trend of falling unit prices, driven by over- …
Linda Harrison, 01 Jun 1999
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Dyson sweeps back into ilion faculty top spot

ilion faculty will replace former MD Julia Jones with company old-timer Gary Dyson. Dyson was one of the original co-founders of Persona Group along with Wayne Cannon. He launched the training and services faculty business as part of Persona 10 years ago. Dyson, who left ilion Group in 1992, will rejoin the Chessington, Surrey- …
Linda Harrison, 14 Apr 1999
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NCD raids Wyse for UK operations

Network Computing Devices (NCD) has poached staff from its key rival Wyse as it attempts to double the size of its channel. The thin-client vendor has added five employees to its Windsor office in the UK. NCD currently has 30 UK resellers in its Diamond Partner programme and said the new personnel had been given the task of …
Linda Harrison, 19 Feb 1999
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Equanet delivers sales/profits growth

Equanet, the privately held corporate reseller, increased sales and profitability by nearly half for the year to June 30. The Chessington, Surrey-based reseller said sales were £41.4 million (£28.5 million) and profit before tax would come in at around £1 million. The results are unaudited. Gross margins improved by 0.5 per …
Drew Cullen, 30 Sep 1998
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Thieves grab chips at gunpoint

Police are hunting armed robbers after they abducted a van driver and stole computer chips worth £250,000. The victim's ordeal began last Friday when he was forced to stop the van after being followed by a car and another van in Chessington, Surrey. He was approached by a man carrying a gun, forced out of the driver's seat, and …
Linda Harrison, 17 Dec 1999
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Armed thieves hijack Dane-Elec van – again

Armed thieves made off with £100,000 of modules from memory distributor Dane-Elec on Monday, as the company suffered its second van hijacking in as many months. The vehicle, belonging to courier firm Amtrak, was targeted by four men outside Amtrak's depot in Kingston, Surrey, at around 7pm. The van had been transporting kit to …
Linda Harrison, 01 Mar 2000
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Ideal selects Rotterdam for European beachhead

Ideal Hardware has burst through restrictive distribution contracts, in a full-blooded assault on the European systems builders market. The UK's biggest data storage distributor has opened a warehouse in Rotterdam, enabling it to promise next day delivery to "anywhere in Europe", while reducing its own distribution costs. It is …
Drew Cullen, 29 Sep 1998
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ilion figures let down by UK – again

Last month, ilion announced that trading during the first half of the year had been what it called satisfactory. Interim results for the six months ending 30 June are now out. Turnover was up 10 per cent to £132 million and while that must have been cause for some celebration over in Chessington, it's hardly the 'record high' …
Sean Fleming, 12 Aug 1999
The Register breaking news

Ideal rises on "strong trading"

Storage specialist distributor Ideal Hardware saw its shares rocket by 25p this morning following the release of annual financial results. Ideal, which issued a profit warning back in April and saw its shares nosedive, has reported a £8.71m profit for the year ending 31 July 1998, compared to £9.71m in 1997. Turnover for the …
The Register breaking news

Acer finds Ideal channel partner

Ideal Hardware has become a distributor of Acer notebook PCs, adding the Taiwanese manufacturing giant to its portfolio of systems. Although the agreement will cover the full range of Acer PC-based products, the initial emphasis will be on mobile computing, according to a statement issued by Ideal. The Chessington-based storage- …
Sean Fleming, 08 Feb 2000
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Northamber pins price erosion on Intel

Northamber has placed the blame for market price erosion squarely on Intel’s shoulders. Turning in a good set of annual results, the Chessington-based distributor said “over-frequent announcements of performance upgrades to their Pentium processors... had contributed to purchasing delays and inevitably consumer confusion”. Sales …
Drew Cullen, 23 Sep 1998
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InterX sells Ideal Hardware for £18m

Timing is everything, as today's disposal of Ideal Hardware, a leading UK IT distie shows. Owner InterX is flogging its once core business to Bell Microproducts for the princely sum of £18 million cash, £5 million of which is deferred until March 2001. And £2.7 million of that will end up straight in the maw of Inland Revenue, …
Drew Cullen, 18 Jul 2000