Colt announces the winners of its 2008 European Partner of the Year Awards

Colt has announced the winners of its 2008 Partner of the Year Awards. Recognised as its top performer and being praised for the part it has played in building Colt’s reputation in the market, Cazalla Gestion from Spain won the prestigious award for 2008 European Partner of the Year.

Carl Robertson, director of product and marketing for Colt’s SME Division, said, “The Partner of the Year Awards programme is a core element of our Community partner programme. It is about promoting Colt’s best partners and recognising their achievements at both a local and pan-European level. We had the very highest standard of entries this year and we are proud to be working with so many great partners.”

In addition to the 2008 European Partner of the Year Award, Colt also recognises excellence in specific categories. The European winners of these categories are as follows:

Natale Oliveri, from Italy: Sales and Marketing Excellence Agency Partner of the Year

ecotel communication AG from Germany: Sales and Marketing Excellence Reseller of the Year

Jean-Philippe Reyss from France: Account Management Partner of the Year

Savecall telecommunication consulting GmbH from Germany: Innovation Partner of the Year

Redwood Telecommunications from the UK: New Partner of the Year

Telefonbau Schneider AG from Switzerland: Business Win of the Year

Colt’s local Partner Sales and Marketing teams nominated partners for each of the six categories based on 2008 results. Winning nominees were invited to attend Colt’s Partner of the Year award ceremony in Rome where the 2008 winners were announced. The event, created as a forum where Colt can share its future business strategy with it partners, offers the opportunity for partners to speak openly with Colt executives and hear about Colt’s latest developments while experiencing fine food, drink and entertainment in a spectacular location.