Widget UK

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Widget UK is a consumer electronics distribution, based in Stevenage, England.

Originally a distributor for UK handheld computer manufacturer Psion,[1] it became an early distributor for GPS manufacturer TomTom[2] and in 2009 became the UK's distributor for the Flip Video range of handheld video cameras.[3] In 2011 the company became the first distributor in Europe for the Fitbit personal fitness device.[4] It supplies exclusively to retailers.[5]

Widget UK was listed in both 2008 and 2009 as one of Europe's fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Fast 500 [6] and in 2006 and 2007 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 of the UK's fastest growing privately held companies. [7] The company has been shortlisted for the CRN Specialist Distributor of the Year award in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and in 2010 it was also shortlisted for the Technology and Innovation Award at the Growing Business Awards. [8]

In 2012 it acquired a majority stake in Dutch distributor Now Mobile Bv [9] and in 2013 it opened a subsidiary in Denmark to facilitate sales to the Nordic region.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3-Lib History of Psion". website by Steve Litchfield. 2005. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Review TomTom 930T,". Channelweb. June 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Widget gains Flip distribution rights". PCR. May 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Widget fidgets away turkey tummy with Fitbit deal". Channelweb. December 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Next big thing is no small matter". Financial Times. May 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Deloitte Fast 500 details". Deloitte LLP. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  7. ^ "Fast Track 100 details". Sunday Times. Retrieved 2008-08-05. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Growing Business Awards 2010". Real Business Magazine. Oct 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  9. ^ "Widget UK acquires stake in NOW Mobile BV". PCR. Nov 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  10. ^ "Widget opens subsidiary in Denmark". Channelweb. 25 Sep 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 

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