You’ll notice that we have changed the format this time around, making the whole thing a bit more web-like but still straight forward and umm…..To The Point. The company has just announced its earnings figures for Q2 (April – June) and I am pleased to say that we saw strong revenue growth in the UK & Ireland business in that period. We will go through more details on the next Boardcast, but we saw strong performances in many parts of our business. Our NetSec, Virtualisation and Symantec/Veritas businesses all had very strong quarters – to name just 3. Of course, revenue growth is great (and essential) but what pays for us all is margin. The nature of our business is that margin will always flow from selling value, and I am delighted with the way our teams around the company are continuing to evolve our thinking around this in a fast moving and constantly changing marketplace.
Looking forward into the Autumn I see exciting developments. We will start to build momentum with some of our new vendor partners such as Pure Storage and Splunk, we will launch our unique Executive Briefing Centre in our London Royal Exchange facility and we will be (re) launching our Irish business to coincide with the opening of our new office in Dublin. The Executive Briefing Centre in REX will be something truly special and I would like to say thank you to our Technical Director David Fearne for his creativity and vision in pulling the plans together.
So, we enter August and I hope that we can all get some R and R with friends and family. I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off and re-introducing myself to the ArrowFit community with some cycling… If you are going away, please come back refreshed for September which is always a critical month for us. It’s traditionally an exceptionally busy month as the world wakes up after the August vacations, plus of course it is the end of our Q3. Enjoy the summer and thank you for everybody’s contribution to making Arrow UK&I a successful business.