This week's reseller round up looks at news from three resellers. 1080 Pro will be trading in the Thames Valley, The Bristol Mac Centre open its new offices, and Computer Warehouse announces the acquisition of Holdens.
1080 Pro has begun trading with the public at Pinewood Studios near Slough.
The team has been long recognized as an Apple Solutions Expert, but dealt only with business customers. With local reseller Apple Centre Reading closing, 1080 Pro has begun dealing with the public.
Managing director Chris Luff said: "Since it was announced that Apple Centre Reading (Creative Graphics) will no longer be trading, the Apple presence in the Thames Valley has been very limited. 1080 Pro is a service-oriented company offering systems, solutions, accessories and service options for everyone's Mac needs. "
The Bristol Mac Centre
The Bristol Mac Centre has officially opened its new high-street offices.
The Apple Solution Expert in Video reseller has been in business for three years, and has just completed a major expansion of its operation.
Managing director Steve Paris said: "We had noticed that the Mac community wasn't very well served in Bristol. Most of the Mac shops are located in the suburbs or in places that have no easy access. The new facility on Gloucester Road, which is a main shopping street, offers a fully-featured training room (equipped with iMacs) and private parking."
The company will offer courses and high-quality training at "an affordable price" in the new training room, Paris said, adding that "courses have been designed to cover all needs: from an introduction to OS X to high end applications like Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. Outlines and a schedule are available on our Web site".
"We intend to train a maximum of four delegates at a time to try to retain some of the one-on-one qualities which our clients have valued greatly in the past," he said.
As reported earlier this week, Computer Warehouse (CW) has acquired Holdens as part of a strategy to extend its education and audio/visual business.
Company chairman Jonathan Cole said: "Holdens is the second-largest education supplier and CW is the largest. We intend to grow that part of the business and we're also seeking to offer more audio/visual solutions and services."