2021 has been another year of uncertainty and disruption, but behind the scenes we have been doing some amazing initiatives with our partners and delivering some very impressive results. Results which were recognised at the annual CRN Channel Awards.
Celebrating the power of the channel, these awards are the most prestigious, high profile and hotly contested awards in our industry. They offer vendors, resellers and distributors the chance to share their sales success and innovation with the channel, and have their hard-won results recognised by competitors and colleagues alike.
In the face of tough opposition, including from some of the largest names in global distribution, we’re delighted to announce that we came away with two big wins and two Judges’ Commendations from our four shortlisted categories.
Winner: CRN Best Networking/Comms Distributor 2021
The judges were impressed with our deep category expertise, best-in-class portfolio and unmatched results stemming from the investments we have in people and programmes over the last 12 months.
Winner: CRN Innovative Project Award 2021
Awarded for our API and Small Business Market Demand Generation entry which included extremely strong partner endorsements and clear ROI on channel investment.
Judges’ Commended: Security Distributor of the Year
Apparently tired of announcing the same winner again, host Patrick Kielty joked that “you’ll be pleased to know that we have a commendation, which means that they have lost this one. It’s Westcon-Comstor, well done!”. Congratulations to Kite Distribution who won on the night.
Judges’ Commended: Distributor of the Year (£251m+)
Outstanding results, customer testimonials, investment in people and programmes, and growing portfolio in a year that saw consolidation and exits elsewhere, all contributed to this win.
Congratulations to everyone on the winning teams who worked so hard to support our partners and vendors over the last 12 months.