Last night saw the most prestigious event in the Channel take place at the Lancaster Hotel, the Comms Business Awards. Channel folk threw on their best glad rags for what was to be a glitzy affair in central London.
Throughout the gourmet three course meal the audience were buzzing with excitement in the build up to the presentations which were to be taken by Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams. Speculation as to who the winners might be bubbled through the crowds as Walliams took to the stage and instantly had the audience in fits of giggles. Davids unique brand of ultra camp comedy went down a storm as sponsors and winners took to the stage to collect their awards and meet the star.
Noteable achievements on the night were Tom O’Hagan, Virtual1, who managed to win three awards, as did reseller 4net. Well done to you both, that is no easy task and you are both well deserved winners. To find out a full list on winners see below.
|Distributor of the Year||Exertis||IP Netix|
|ISP of the Year||Virtual1||Voiceflex|
|Good to Great Award sponsored by Nine||Olive Communications||Nine Wholesale|
|SMB Convergence Solution (For customers with up to 250 employees)||Barclay Communications||O2|
|Mid-Market Convergence Solution (251-500 employees)||Southern Communications||Exponential-e|
|Enterprise Convergence Solution (Over 500 employees)||4net Technologies||Liquid Voice|
|Channel Product (Hardware)||Retell||(Jump)24 Seven|
|Channel Product (On Premise Software Application)||Oak Telecom||Ignite|
|Channel Product (Professional Service)||Virtual1||SIPHON|
|Channel Product (Cloud Based Solution Deployed)||Gamma||Excell|
|Channel Product of the Year – Overall||Virtual1||Entanet|
|Channel Sales Person of Year||Kyla Stack, Vanilla Cloud||Digital Pathways Group|
|Channel Entrepreneur of the Year||Clifford Norton, Channel Telecom||Knight Corporate Finance|
|Emerging Channel Company of the Year||SIPHON||Daisy Wholesale|
|Wholesale Service Provider (Small) For companies with a turnover up to £10m||Genius Networks||Comms365|
|Wholesale Service Provider Large) For companies with a turnover of £10m or more||Entanet International||Radius Communications|
|Reseller of the Year (Small) For companies with a turnover of up to £2.5m.||Best4Business Communications||GCI Channel Solutions|
|Reseller of the Year (Medium) For companies with a turnover of £2.5m up to £7.5m.||4net Technologies||NTA|
|Reseller of the Year (Large) For companies with a turnover of £7.5m or over.||Southern Communications||Zen Internet|
|Overall Reseller of the Year||4net technologies||Viatel|