100 plus business equipment dealers gathered in Manchester on September 26 to hear of the continuing success of DSales Ltd, the UK
distributor for the Develop multifunctional range (page 28), and almost all of them voiced an opinion on the Panorama expose which aired a week earlier. The majority were indignant that the practices highlighted were definitely not the norm and concerned that the programme gave the industry a bad name. NAPPs Director Aaron Warham was also quick to respond – see his opinion on page 25.
The launch of a brand new Advanced Apprenticeship in Print and Document Solutions has been embraced by a number of industry leaders including Ricoh, Canon, Kyocera, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Sharp and CompTIA; we’ll be interested to see how the first apprentices hired by Konica Minolta and Kyocera fare after they complete the 12-month programme (page 32).
And on a final note, it appears that despite the recession, business is good – with asset finance new business increasing year on year and the FLA saying that regards IT and business equipment finance, generally the picture is positive.
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