Thursday night’s Comms Business Awards were a resounding success, with a 600-strong crowd of respected channel members from both fixed line and mobile entertained till the early hours at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Hyde Park, London.
20:20 Mobile won Most Innovative Channel Product (Mobility Solution) for its eMerit application from TrackTech, and Barclay Communications took top honours for Mobility Reseller of the Year. SpiriTel won the Enterprise Convergence Solution Award, and chief executive of the company, Alistair Mills, took the Channel Entrepreneur of the Year Award in a well deserved double win.
The Channel Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognises the individual within the industry that most clearly demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, drive and the qualities needed to build a successful telecoms business. These include tenacity, self belief, creativity, a strong work ethic and vision.
Commenting on the award, Mills said: “It is an honour to receive the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. SpiriTel has a highly skilled and committed staff and I am proud to have the opportunity to thank the whole team for their efforts and hard work during a period of significant progress for the Group.”
The other categories were won by: Reseller of the Year (Small), 1RedCube; Reseller of the Year (Medium), Lloyds Communications; Reseller of the Year (Large) & Overall Reseller of the Year, Datasharp UK; Hosted IP Telephony Supplier of the Year, Titan Technology; SMB Convergence Solution, Utilize; Green Channel Company Award, Charterhouse Voice & Data; Most Innovative Channel Product (Hardware), Mitel Networks; Most Innovative Channel Product (Software), Union Street Technologies; Most Innovative Channel Product (Service), Exponential-e; Channel Sales Person of Year, Lee Broxon of Griffin Internet; Internet Service Provider, murphx; Distributor of the Year, Nimans; and Network Operator of the Year, Opal.