“Mayo is only a one hour flight from London, access is great, premises and resources are cost effective”
Frank Salmon CEO
CMS Distribution Ltd was initially set up in London in 1988 with the mantra to exceed expectations in the pursuit of excellence and 6 years later it established itself in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. The company has grown to be the leading independent trade-only distributor of IT products and solutions in the UK and Ireland.
The company employs 200 people, 60 of which are based in Mayo. The company reported revenues of £174 million for 2014. It serves 1500 trade customers across the UK and Ireland. CMS are the authorised distributor for 60 technology companies. The company excel in bringing about innovative technology solutions to market and has won several awards for Channel excellence including the prestigious ICT Awards.
"It would be easy to say that the main reason CMS was set up in Mayo was because the CEO is from the area but a company as successful as this needs to have strong pillars in place to sustain its prosperity. These pillars include a good local talent base of young graduates to work with. Good access to its London base via Knock Airport is another crucial deciding factor in the decision for Mayo. In addition to this, the cost of the companies overheads are low with the premises and resources cost effective."
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