About Sahara

Sahara Presentation Systems Plc has been distributing cutting edge AV solutions and software to the education, health, public and corporate sectors through our selected resellers for 40-years.

As a distributor, Sahara's objectives and overall strategy hinges on bringing the most innovative AV products and technologies to market and always responding to the needs of their resellers and end-users. Having a clear understanding of the market and maintaining a tight ship financially has fuelled Sahara's evolution as a distributor and it's what has kept them at the forefront of their industry.

Sahara not only acts as the distributor of products and solutions for established big-name brands but is also the sole distributor of its own manufactured brands. The development of the Clevertouch range of interactive touchscreens, which Sahara designed and developed specifically for the education market, is based on a growing demand for a screen technology that could be used like a tablet or iPhone.

Since launching their most recent model last year, the Clevertouch Plus has earned an enviable 40% market share of all interactive touchscreen sales. The success of this one stop touchscreen solution can only be attributed to the continual development of the hardware, software and applications, which is based on feedback from Sahara's resellers and end-users within education.

History of Sahara

Kevin Batley at ISE in 2015

Sahara has been established in its current identity for over 35 years but the company's foundations date back to 1924, when the current Chairman, Mr Peter Williams, and Mr Terry Batley, the father of the current owners, Kevin and Nigel, set up a typewriter company.

Today, with Kevin Batley as Managing Director, and Nigel Batley as Financial Director, Sahara continues to grow from strength to strength, having moved into brand new 290,047 ft² premises with their logistic partner, Europa Worldwide Group, to accommodate the company's rapid growth and future expansion plans. The facility will enable Sahara to boost its current capacity by 50% with the opportunity for further development on the new site.

Awards

London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2015 is a celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. The report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy, as well as identifying 1,000 companies, which included Aardman Animation, Jack Wills, Cath Kidston, Just Eat and Mulberry. Whittled down from a list of 2 million successful small and medium sized enterprises in the UK, the criteria demanded steady year on year growth for the last four financial years and that the company radically outperforms its own sector.

AV Awards 2015 Winner

  • Outstanding Contribution to the Industry 2015
  • Manufacturer of the Year (Clevertouch)

AV Awards 2015 Finalist

  • Distributor of the Year
  • Display Product of the Year (Clevertouch Plus) (Highly commended)

AV News Award 2015

Sahara Presentation System Plc Sales & Marketing Director Shaun Marklew was presented with the Marketing Professional of the Year Award from AV News in February 2015.