Cisco Announces UK and Ireland 2009 Channel Partner Award Winners

Cisco UK and Ireland has today announced the winners of its 2009 Channel Partner Awards. The winners are invited to a presentation event at Cisco’s offices in Bedfont Lakes on Wednesday 27 May with UK and Ireland Managing Director Phil Smith.

Among the winners was Slough-based Logicalis, which received two awards, Data Centre Partner of the Year and Unified Communications Partner of the Year, for continually providing market-leading expertise and support across a range of products.

“Our two Cisco awards, Data Centre Partner of the Year and Unified Communications Partner of the Year recognise the strong relationship Logicalis has with Cisco, and demonstrate the proven Cisco proposition we can offer our customers”, said Tom Kelly, managing director of Logicalis UK.“I am particularly proud to receive the Data Centre Partner of the Year award as this stands as great testament to Logicalis’ close collaborative work with Cisco on its most advanced and important of technology solutions. It assures UK Cisco customers, and organisations now considering Cisco Unified Data Centre, that Logicalis is a knowledgeable and experienced provider they can trust.”

The seven winners were selected from a list of more than 2,670 Cisco Certified Channel Partners in the UK and Ireland by Cisco for their outstanding performance in one of the following categories: Data Centre, Unified Communications, Distribution, Service Provider, Services, Industry Solutions, and at both the Foundation and Select partner levels.

The 2009 Cisco UK and Ireland Channel Partner Award winners are:

Data Centre Partner of the Year – Logicalis

Unified Communications Partner of the Year – Logicalis

Foundation Partner of the Year – Di Data

Distribution Partner of the Year – Sharptext

Service Provider Partner of the Year – BT

Services Partner of the Year – IBM

Industry Solutions Partner of the Year – 2e2

Select Partner of the Year – Interactive

Dimension Data, who scooped the Foundation Partner of the Year award. Their Managing Director, Ton van Horssen commented, “It’s always an honour to be recognised and to receive an award such as this. I would say that this reflects the understanding Dimension Data has of our clients core networking requirements and our ability to deliver the right solution to address those needs.”

“This year’s award winners represent a diverse range of partners, all of whom have one thing in common: the commitment and ability to deliver the best solutions for customers,” said Bernadette Wightman, Cisco UK and Ireland’s channel director.”Cisco takes great pleasure recognising these top achievers for the deep expertise, sales performance and exceptional customer satisfaction demonstrated over the past year.”