As we reported earlier today, MESH Computers has gone into administration. Here's a potted timeline of the company's near 25 years selling custom PCs to British tech enthusiasts.
1987: MESH Computers Plc is founded by Max Sherafati.
August 2001: MESH owners Max Sherafati and Peter Ramiz become joint CEOs of the company; Mick Thornburn becomes MD. MESH moves into 40,000-square-foot offices.
29 April 2005: MESH Computers Plc is renamed as 'Mesh Computers Ltd' and becomes a subsidiary of Mesh Acquisitions ltd, owned by Sherafati and Ramiz, and an employee trust.
2006: After two decades of exclusively selling direct to individual customers, MESH Computers begins selling through other retail companies.
March 2007: Sherafati buys out Ramiz's shares, and takes a £4m loan from HBOS, with the bank taking a 20 percent share in the business.
July 2009: After concentrating on desktop PCs, MESH launches its own laptop line-up, called Edge.
2010: Sherafati buys out HBOS's shares, pays off all the loans and becomes the sole owner of MESH.
1 June 2011: MESH Computers goes into administration; the MESH brand and some other assets are subsequently sold on to UK components distributor PC Peripherals.