Computercenter bosses go without salaries until May

Computercenter bosses have decided to go without their salaries to show solidarity with furloughed staff.

CEO Mike Norris, (pictured) and Tony Conophy, group finance director, have elected to reduce their base salary to zero from 1 April 2020 until 30 June 2020.

The firm described the reason for the move as “showing solidarity with staff that have been furloughed across the business”.

Computacenter’s founders, Philip Hulme and Peter Ogden, have waived the basic fees due to them as founder non-executive directors from 1 April 2020 until 31 December 2020.

The channel player revealed that the shift by workers to set themselves up at home had caused a surge in laptop demand. While it might have been doing well due to the a spike in demand for any technology that enables home-working, some in the channel have shared concerns that other projects have been impacted by COVID-19.