This week's reseller roundup sees business level activity in Apple's reseller channels and a broadband-access offer from Albion Computing.

GHC gain Apple Centre status

Gordon Harwood Computers (GHC) has achieved Apple Centre status after meeting Apple's rigorous authorization criteria.

Director Anne Harwood said: "Becoming an Apple Centre will help us serve those in the Midlands area who would like to take a closer look at Apple's range. We will offer specialist advice and the full range of software and hardware, and help confirm the benefits of using Macintosh."

The Derbyshire based firm has been supplying, supporting and servicing computer systems, including Macs, since 1982.

Trams buy-out

As previously reported, London-based Apple reseller Trams PLC has new owners following a management buy-out.

Warren Peel and Alex Page, who had been senior managers there, have acquired the company from founders Wendy Howland Jackson and Hugo Kirby. They now own 100 per cent of the company, which will continue to trade under the Trams name.

Howland Jackson and Kirby said: "We are confident that Peel and Page will continue the established success and growth."

Peel said: "We are delighted to have completed this acquisition, which will allow us to focus on the business and drive it forward."

Albion offers broadband trial

London's Albion Computers PLC is offering a three-month trial of its business broadband Internet connection for a one-off fee of £49.95.

The deal includes Internet connection and all usage costs. The company will upgrade an existing telephone line to 512K ADSL, which offers ten times the speed of the fastest modem.

More information about this offer and Albion's other Internet solutions is available from

New premises for ASC Services

Nottinghamshire's ASC Services have moved, following a four-fold increase in staff.

Aiden Spencer, who established ASC in 1999, said: "We have had a very successful three years and have moved from £60k turnover to a multimillion pound turnover. We are now heavily recruiting in the area."

ASC specializes in serving the creative industry, including sales, consultation and 24-hour support.

Website redesign for Gasteiner

Gasteiner Technologies has redesigned its Web site, which includes details of what it offers including dedicated Mac and PC zones.

The site has been updated to become more user-friendly, and offers information to take customers to the company's specialized representatives for government and local government, health, education and corporate sales.