Reporting by Doug Woodburn, CRN UK:

The 100 firms in this report emerged from the Covid fog to notch up record growth in their latest years on record. Top VARs has been tracking the financial fortunes of the UK market's top 100 resellers and MSPs since 2011. They represent the major route to market for most IT vendors, often holding sway over the end- user budgets they are so eager to unlock.

The 16.7 per cent collective revenue growth they achieved in their latest annual periods has never been bettered, as the market recovered from the Covid doldrums of the previous year.

The centurion of channel partners profiled in these pages generated collective sales of £19.3bn in their latest accounts*, which typically covered annual periods ending on either 31 December 2021 or 31 March 2022. They are a motley crew ranging from enterprise IT powerhouses to niche providers of cybersecurity, unified comms, managed print and ERP software.


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Having first crossed the Atlantic in 2012, this US-based powerhouse now turns over around £650m in the UK and over £1bn in the wider EMEA region, according to numbers it shared with us.

Global revenues of $15bn make WWT one of a trio of three-lettered global IT solution provider giants featuring in the upper echelons of this report alongside 4th-ranked CDW and 18th-ranked SHI. WWT CEO Jim Kavanaugh is expecting further growth in 2023, telling our sister title CRN US in December that he plans to bolster its 8,000 global headcount by a further 500-700 staff this year. 

"We're still reeling from supply chain issues, but that's starting to free up. You can see a lot of the products starting to ship. Our backlog is up going into next year across every sector that we have—so that's very positive," he said.


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