Over 300 dealers, distributors and suppliers celebrated the first ever trade awards dedicated to the computer retail channel last night, as part of MCV sister magazine PC Retail's Awards ceremony.
Gem was the star of the show, picking up the prestigious Grand Prix prize in recognition of the distributor's outstanding achievements and new initiatives over the past year.
Entatech also stood out - taking home two awards for Sales Innovation and Sales Team: Business. Fellow distributors XMA and VIP were also acknowledged, winning the Marketing and PR Team and Sales Team: Home awards respectively.
Retail wise, YoYoTech won best High Street Independent, while after a hugely successful period John Lewis was presented with the High Street Multiple Award. Elsewhere, Overclockers.co.uk took the online retailer prize.
Successful vendors such as Antec, AMD and Symantec were also rewarded with prestigious titles.
It was a tremendous night. Huge thanks must go to the trade for supporting this new tightly-targeted and affordable awards event. Every major computing and technology buyer was in the room and there was a real sense of community,” commented PC Retail publisher and Intent Media boss Stuart Dinsey.
Well done to the winners. They have won because the trade voted for them, so they should be very, very proud of their achievements.”
PC Retail Award Winners:
High Street Independent
High Street Multiple
Value Added Reseller
Best Technical Support
Sales Team: Home (Distribution)
Sales Team: Business (Distribution)
Sales Innovation (Distribution)
Marketing & PR Team (Distribution)
Sales Team: Home (Vendor)
Sales Team: Business (Vendor)
Marketing & PR Team: Home (Vendor)
Marketing & PR Team: Business (Vendor)