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Staff benefit from Softcat's "rubbish forecasting" with beer and cake

When Softcat broke through the £200m revenue mark last week, managing director Martin Hellawell revealed that it would be celebrating with beer and cake for staff.


"I never dreamt of getting to the £200m mark this financial year," he told MicroScope, "which shows how rubbish we are at forecasting." Maybe so, but if you had to be rubbish at forecasting, Softcat definitely chose the better of the two options.


One question which occurred to me was at what point in its growth will management break out the champagne and caviar for the staff? They must be thinking that with a bit of luck, if Softcat continues to be as rubbish at forecasting as it has been this year, it could be reasonably soon.

This was first published in July 2011

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