There’s always a last-minute panic when we are publishing our annual Top 100 list. Resignations, retirements and, nowadays, redundancies mean there can be changes right up to our press deadline.
Compiling the list starts early in the year, however, as there is a lot of information to gather, and no clear-cut line dividing those resellers who are included and those who are not. We look at recent news, at which companies and individuals are making the headlines; we look at businesses in developed markets that have an established or growing market share; we consider leading players in smaller or emerging markets, though they may be small on a global scale.
Like last year, for 2012 we again chose to exclude Mexico, acting on a request from a member of the industry who had safety concerns with being profiled. However, unlike last year, we are profiling more than one woman, which is perhaps a sign that our industry is diversifying. Have a browse through these pages to see what else has changed in 2012.