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