The distributor reached the landmark on Tuesday October 10th with an order from Keybridge IT.
Mark Davies Westcoast’s Cloud Services Director, said: “Business is absolutely booming for Westcoast and its CSP partners. We’ve come a long, long way in two short years. Despite the fact we started selling cloud services after most of our competitors, we were the first distributor to pass 100,000 seats and now we’ve accelerated away to reach another big milestone ahead of anybody else in the UK.’
“Our strategy of pursuing deep engagement with selected partners that are focused on properly activating and supporting their end-customers is really paying dividends.”
"At Westcoast we believe that when it comes to cloud service provision – service delivery is everything. We work closely with our partners to make sure they fully understand how to sell services and how we add additional value around what they do.”
Angela Evans, Office Business Group Lead, Microsoft UK, said: “Companies of all sizes are undergoing a digital transformation, driven by incredible advances in cloud computing, the proliferation of apps and devices, and the ability to interpret more data to make better decisions. It’s great to see Westcoast break through another significant milestone, reaching 250,000 cloud seats, further testimony to the unprecedented growth we are witnessing.”
Andy Hinxman, Director of IT Services at Westcoast partner Keybridge IT, said: Westcoast has helped transform our company by enabling us to act quicker and work more effectively.”
He added: “The professionalism provided by the Westcoast team means we can offer our clients an even better service. We’ve been able to add more services to our portfolio, move into new markets and take advantage of emerging revenue opportunities. As a result, we’ve seen an increase profits which we have reinvested in staff training and incentives.”