Welcome to the latest update from Westcoast’s Brexit team. Whilst the only current certainty is uncertainty – Westcoast continue as advised by HMRC to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ exit on 31st October. Management feel as ready as we can be with shipping documentation created, teams in place for tax and customer shipments, a regular assessment of import tariffs on products we sell and a view on those we export and a strengthened customer services team to manage customer queries.
Non-Original print supplies can be tempting for businesses and end-users alike. The market offers everything from non-branded imitation products, to counterfeits that are made to look like the real thing. At both ends of the scale, non-Original products tend to be cheaper and, at least initially, seem to work. But supplies that aren’t manufacturer-approved may cause damage to printers, the environment, and even the health of users.
It would be easy to spend time speculating on what might happen as a result of the recent tumultuous events in Parliament – but Westcoast intend to focus on the practical measures the business is taking for our customers and suppliers. Most relevantly, the business is still preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on 31 October 2019 and ensuring we are as prepared as we can be for this date – whether or not there is an extension.
Given that we have experienced a period of lull whilst the new government takes shape – the direction of travel now looks clearer – we are heading for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit at pace and hence all advice from government and business organisations is to prepare for a hard Brexit.
In businesses today there are several facets to business growth with increases in revenue/profits, acquisition or investments being the main ones. Inevitably, the ambitious business will not stay put for long as many minds look ahead, plot the course and look for the next thing to propel their business forward.
As you probably know, Westcoast aim to work with only the best and most exciting brands in the technology industry. We don’t just sell anything, if we don’t want to use it ourselves, we wouldn’t expect others to. So, with this in mind, we’re proud to announce a new partnership with young British device protection experts, tech21.
In a recent article we explored the past, present and future of drones, establishing that the technological applications and potential market value are, in a word, vast
HPE has made some significant changes over recent years, not least with the appointment of Antonio Neri as its new CEO almost 18 months ago. But those changes have made the right impact, and the feedback from HPE Discover 2019 has been nothing but positive, which points to a rosy future, writes Wesley Lawrance.
We’re delighted to announce that Primo Toys’ first product, Cubetto – which is already used in classrooms and homes in more than 100 countries – is now available through Westcoast.
Westcoast is excited to announce its new relationship with ALOGIC, a leading manufacturer of a premium range of IT peripherals, consumer electronics and mobility products. With the aim of supporting ALOGIC’s vision to deliver products that make users’ lives more efficient, Westcoast will be distributing its True Connectivity Solutions to help realize the potential of technology.
With an increase in enterprises demanding cloud repatriation services, and a continuing shift to consumption-based IT solution selling, Greenlake heralds a new era for the cloud, as Westcoast has been one of the first to identify and capitalise upon.
Paul Harman and Wesley Lawrance from the Technology Solutions division at Westcoast share how the distributor is positioning itself at the heart of the digital transformation revolution, and ensuring its reseller partners are able to keep up with the seemingly frantic pace of technology change through ongoing investment in tailored services and support, and its deep strategic relationship with market driving vendors such as HPE.
Let’s come right out and say it: drones do not have a good reputation right now. Along with worrying use cases, increasing amounts of legislation, and being responsible for one of the biggest airport disruptions in the last decade, it’s unquestionable that they have been making the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
Royole is a global manufacturer of next-generation human-machine interface technologies. Offering an exciting opportunity to give your customers the competitive advantage with a cutting-edge array of smart devices, Royole is on a mission to improve the way people perceive and interact with the world.
If a bizarre and clearly rough-around-the-edges impostor arrived at your house, dressed up in your mother’s clothes but clearly not your mother, would you let her stay with you? Hopefully not. And yet, every day businesses are using non-genuine supplies in their printers, completely rolling the dice on the quality of their prints and the wellbeing of their printers
Regardless of the changing types of attacks one consistent threat regularly hits the top spot; people. The human factor all too readily providing misplaced trust and casual clicks that lead to media fanned disaster. It’s a valid concern but the problem that I’m seeing rise fastest is the worrying lack of trained cyber security staff to help businesses protect themselves, and to respond when things go wrong.
technology group, are delighted to announce the expansion of their operational capacity with the lease of a new 340,000sqft warehouse facility in Andover, Hampshire, UK. The facility is due to become operational this year and will effectively double Westcoast’s UK warehouse space with capability to store over 60,000 locations. The new warehouse will add to existing facilities in Theale, Berkshire; Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; Wilford, Nottinghamshire and St.Albans, Hertfordshire.
Making Tax Digital is a government initiative aimed at making it simpler and more straightforward for businesses and individuals alike to ensure they get their taxes right.
In today’s hyper-competitive market, you can gain success by developing solution sales that provide unique value to customers. It might sound obvious. But more businesses could – and should – be making more effort to differentiate themselves.
Once you scroll past the Brexit headlines, global warming is undoubtedly the biggest subject of the last few years, and indeed the decade. More and more businesses are either voluntarily changing their practices to reduce their carbon footprint, or are being made to do so due to increasing quantities of legislation.