Zen Partners Celebrate Annual Event

Richard Tang and Julie Tindall Chalvington

Zen Internet recently held its 4th Annual Partner event which included an award ceremony to recognise the success of Partners over the last year.

A record number of Zen’s key Partners attended the event which was held at The Belfy in the West Midlands. The aim was to help Partners understand how to make the most of Zen’s portfolio of products and services, as well as discussing trends in the market place and provide opportunities to network with key stakeholders in order to provide feedback into future product developments.

The day opened with Richard Tang, Zen’s Founder and Managing Director taking Partners through the company strategy and Zen’s continued commitment to the Channel. He shared exclusive insights into future plans for growth, demonstrating Zen’s ability to be a trusted and long term strategic Partner.
The next session was presented by Stephen Warburton, Zen’s Sales Director who spoke about how Zen plans to support its Channel Partners in the future and the developments being undertaken to strengthen Partners’ ability to take advantage of market trends.

Zen’s guest speaker Matthew Townend, Director of illume Consulting provided his insights into opportunities in the UK Voice market. illumi Consulting helps companies deal with the issue of rapidly changing telecoms, technology and media markets.

Partners were able to customise their day by choosing to attend two of five elective sessions. Topics of these Mini Masterclass workshops included; The Future of Fibre Optic Broadband, Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution, Increase Efficiency of Network Operations with IP VPN, Into the Cloud and Thinking Digital – How the Internet is affecting Buyer Behaviour.

An exciting conclusion to the day was the Zen Partner awards. The awards were presented by Richard Tang, Stephen Warburton and Deborah Wrigley, Channel Sales Manager to recognise the important contribution that Zen’s Partners make to the business and reward top performers. Winners included:

•Wholesale Partner of the Year won by Nexus Telecommunications Ltd
•Reseller Partner of the Year won by RivaNET Ltd
•Rising Star won by Chalvington Communications Ltd
•Solution Sale Partner of the Year won by Cellpipe Ltd
•New Partner of the Year – Odyn Systems Ltd

“We are delighted to win Wholesale Partner of the Year for the second time. Working with Zen ensures we have the best products delivered with the highest levels of service, which in turn enables us to offer this to our customers. I believe this year’s award is testament to how our two companies are working closely together having created a solid partnership,” said Rob Sims, Nexus Communications.
Julie Tindall, Managing Director, Chalvington Networks said: “Chalvington group are thrilled to receive this recognition of our achievements as a partner to date and our commitment to working alongside Zen, in the development of our product portfolio and flourishing customer base. It is a pleasure to be associated with such an innovative organisation, which shares our passion for excellence and dedication to growth.”

“The day was a real success. It was a great opportunity to meet with our Partners and work with them to develop mutually beneficial relationships and identify opportunities to grow their business, focusing on elements of the Zen portfolio that complement their business strategy. It was also a pleasure to reward our Partners for their continued support and contribution to the business. We are already looking forward to future events.” said Stephen Warburton, Sales Director.

Daniel Davis, Technical Director at RivaNET Ltd added “We Partnered with Zen Internet about 3 years ago with the aim of improving our internet service provision to our customers. Over the last three years Zen Internet has provided an exceptionally high quality of service to us and our customers, allowing us to sell both broadband and leased line services to many of our customers. We could not have hoped for a better partnership.”

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