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Northamber's Phillips ponders non-exec role after nearly four decades

Northamber chairman David Phillip signalled his intention to take more of a backseat as he announced interim results that suggested profitability remains just tantalisingly out of reach for the veteran distie for now. Phillips reported revenues of £29m for the six months ending December 31, a 1.2 per cent dip on the previous …
Joe Fay, 27 Mar 2017
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Sales dive at UK's oldest tech wholesaler: PC crash splashes Northamber in red

UK wholesaler Northamber swung to a dramatic loss in fiscal '13 caused by a costly restructure, sliding commodity product sales and eroding margins. The Surrey-based distie – Blighty's oldest tech wholesaler – today reported an operating loss of £1.15m for the year to 30 June, compared to a profit of £97,000 in the previous 12 …
Paul Kunert, 8 Oct 2013
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Northamber musters 'cautious optimism'

Veteran distributor Northamber allowed itself a glimmer of optimism today as it unveiled its preliminary full year results. Chairman David Phillips said in his statement: "I am pleased to announce improved profitability for the year as a whole and importantly the return to profit at the operating level." He added that "whilst …
Joe Fay, 7 Sep 2010
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Northamber: 'It would be wrong to be optimistic'

Northamber said it would be "wrong to be optimistic" as it weighs the chances of an upturn in the economy after the first six months of its financial year saw revenues slump 30 per cent. The veteran distributor turned in revenues of £68m for the six months ending December 31, compared to £97m a year ago, while last year's £453 …
Joe Fay, 19 Feb 2009
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Northamber balks at forecasts amidst market uncertainty

Northamber illustrated the fragility of the tech market today with results that showed a slip in sales, increasing credit insurance costs and a refusal to give guidance on its future performance. The distributor managed to boost its profits for the year to June 30, which were up 5.9 per cent to £627,000, despite sales slipping …
Joe Fay, 24 Sep 2008

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