The winners of the 2011 Comms Business Awards were announced last Thursday at a Gala Awards dinner held at London’s Lancaster gate Hotel.
More than 550 channel personnel from the reseller, distributor and vendor community attended and heard comedian and TV personality Jo Caulfield announce the winning companies and individuals.
Big time winners included James Palmer, CEO of Nine Telecom who as well as personally winning the Entrepreneur of the Year also saw his company walk away with the Switchless Reseller of the Year Award.
Likewise, Peach Telecom took home the Overall Reseller of the Year Award after firstly winning their Reseller of the year category.
Phil Reynolds and James Emm, joint CEO’s of Oak Telecom were equally delighted to have won the Most Innovative Product of the Year Award for their Record X.
Bob Falconer, CEO of Gamma Telecom, the winner of the reader vote for Best Fixed Line Network Operator, said, “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for Gamma! To win an award that was voted for independently by the channel shows that our continued commitment and investment in supporting our partners is working and we’ll continue to do this to ensure that we remain the number one choice in the channel.”
The full list of winner is as follows:
RESELLER OF THE YEAR 1 Blue Saffron
RESELLER OF THE YEAR 2 Peach Telecom
RESELLER OF THE YEAR 3 Outsourcery
RESELLER OF THE YEAR OVERALL Peach Telecom
SWITCHLESS RESELLER OF THE YEAR Nine Telecom Group
SME CONVERGENCE SOLUTION Actimax
ENTERPRISE CONVERGENCE SOLUTION Charterhouse Voice & Data
GREEN CHANNEL SOLUTION Kcom
CHANNEL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – HARDWARE Jabra for Pro9400
CHANNEL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – APPLICATIONS Oak Telecom for RecordX
CHANNEL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR -SERVICE intY for cloud based UC
CHANNEL PRODUCT OF THE YEAR -HOSTED TELEPHONY BT Wholesale for IP Voice Services
CHANNEL SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR Glenn Allen – Daisy Wholesale
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR James Palmer of Nine Telecom Group
ISP OF THE YEAR Griffin
DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR ScanSource Communications
FIXED LINE NETWORK OPERATOR Gamma
MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR O2
OVERALL RESELLER OF THE YEAR Peach Telecom