CRN Women in Channel Awards shortlist unveiled

Doug Woodburn
clock • 9 min read

Finalists announced ahead of big night on 17 October

The shortlist for this year's CRN Women in Channel Awards can now be unveiled.

Over the last two weeks, an internal judging panel has pored over every entry and whittled down each category to a manageable size.

With the response rate even higher than last year, numerous categories had over 30 entries, and tough decisions had to be made (read more about the internal judging process here)

The shortlisted entries will now be put before our panel of external judges. They will meet up to determine the winners on 15 August ahead of the big night on 17 October.

Congratulations to all our finalists.                             

The Shortlist

Best Community Outreach Programme

Cisco - Pathways programme

Computacenter - School outreach and community engagement programme 

Microsoft - International Women's Day programme 

Transputec Academy


Marketing Employee of the Year - Reseller/Services

Natalie Batchelor-Roles, Head of Marketing, Managed 24-7

Katie Efde, Sales Enablement Manager, Softcat

Anamaria Gibbons, head of Marketing UK&I, Computacenter

Stacie Hill, Marketing Manager, Ultima Business Solutions

Bee Hindocha, Head of EMEA Brand, PR and Communications, Insight

Katerina Misuta, Marketing Manager, PCM

Kimberly Moss, Chief Marketing Officer, Natilik

Lauren Piper, Head of Marketing, Mobliciti

Jessica Poulter, Senior Marketing Executive, CDW

Olivia Riches, Commercial Marketing Manager, Millgate

Heather Wearn, Head of Marketing, G3 Comms

Vanessa Whiteley, Group Marketing Manager, Concorde Technology Group

Laura Wiesmann, Website Designer & Developer / Creative Team Leader, Academia


Marketing Employee of the Year - Vendor/Distributor

Andrea Carter, Regional Director Marketing, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Sophos

Elaine Cook, Marketing Manager, Intel

Rebecca Cooper, Marketing Manager - Partner Enablement, Nuvias

Sarah Dimery, Global Marketing Manager, Inty (Scansource)

Mareva Koulamallah, Senior PR Manager EMEA, Acronis

Emma Lattimer, Marketing Manager, TP-Link

Lucy Lincoln, Senior Channel Marketing Manager, Bullguard

Kirstie Looms, Head of Marketing, Glide

Sophia Meola, Content Marketing Manager, Expandi Digital

Annie Shah, Senior Digital Transformation Marketing Specialist, Ingram Micro

Vaishnavi Shankara, Marketing Executive, Ingram Micro

Rachel Smith, BT Marketing Lead, Cisco

Jess Tyley, Marketing Manager, Westcoast

Helen Wade, Marketing Director, VOW Wholesale


Sales Employee of the Year - Reseller/Services

Wendy Broughton, Head of Vertical Sales, Daisy Corporate Services

Faye Chapman, Strategic Business Development Manager, XMA

Kavita Chauhan, Enterprise Account Manager, XMA

Jessica-Anne Duke-Jackson, Account Manager, Computacenter

Sarah Elliott, Account Director and Team Leader, Softcat

Joann Lovett, Internal Account Manager, XMA

Alysha Moore, External Account Manager, ComputerWorld Systems

Fiona Nutley, Senior Account Manager, Moblicit

Sarah Pidgeon, Sales Manager, Logicalis UK

Wendy Shearer, Sales Director - Public Sector, Trustmarque (part of Capita)

Karen Soriano, Account Director, CDW

Deb Wallis, Internal Account Manager, XMA

Lindsey Walsh, Head of Internal Sales, G3 Comms


Sales Employee of the Year - Vendor/Distributor

Charlotte Barnett, Senior Enterprise Account Executive, VMware

Chloe Bradshaw, Network and Security Sales Specialist, VMware

Sue Croucher, Partner Account Manager, Westcoast

Lisa Ergun, Senior Channel Sales Executive, Lenovo

Jessica Kingham, Channel Manager - National Accounts, Barracuda Networks

Carol McDowall, Territory Executive - Scotland, VMware

Beejal Mockler, Partner Account Manager, TalkTalk Business

Kirsty Pinnock, Senior Account Manager, Art Systems

Hannah Savin, Partner Business Manager and Education Specialist, HP

Jodi Sharp, Senior Partner Account Manager, Lenovo

Alicia Shepherd, Sales Director, Terra Computer

Jody Stockford, Partner Business Manager, HP

Hope Strugnell, Partner Account Manager, Fujitsu

Loubna Wortley, Global Account Director, Intel


Manager of the Year - Reseller/Services

Clare Airey, Head of Vendor Services, Computacenter

Dionne Barlow, Head of Marketing, Ecommerce and Vendor Relations, Stone Computers

Jane Jowett, Consultancy Manager, Columbus UK

Quyen Le, Technical Services Operations Manager, CAE Technology Services

Phillippa Lee, Sales Manager, Bytes Software Services

Emmy Lippold, Group Marketing Director, SysGroup

Amanda Nelson, Head of Sales Support, Logicalis UK

Julie O'Malley, Sales Manager, XMA

Lizz Poltawski, Director of Project Management, Daisy Corporate Services

Leanne Taylor, Group Manager, Computacenter

Preeti Unadkat, Credit Control Team Leader, XMA

Carola  van der Sommen, Head of Programme and Project Management - Services, Softcat


Manager of the Year - Vendor/Distributor

Jo Baggerman, Platinum Internal Sales Manager, Lenovo

Claire Cointre, Partner GTM Manager, Microsoft

Caroline Hope, General Manager, Exertis

Flora Johnson, Head of Customer Support, Agilitas

Sarah Lewis, Director, Field Marketing, Ivanti

Tara McDaid, Channel Director, Cisco Systems

Heather Meltvedt, Director, Channel Marketing EMEA, Palo Alto Networks

Celine Naude, Head of Marketing UK and Europe, Tech Data

Natalie Pilgrim, UKI Strategic Partner Sales Manager, HP

Mandy Porter, Stock Control, Warehouse and Customer Services Manager, Art Systems

Tanith Russell, Senior Sales Manager, CMS Distribution

Jennifer Shileika, Sales Director, Intel

Loiza Tallon, Head of Talent & Development, Westcoast Limited


Role Model of the Year - Reseller/Services

Jenny Abrahall, Head of Commercial Operations, Computacenter UK

Lottie Butcher, Customer Support and Relationship Management lead, Bytes Software Services

Libby Callaway, Group Manager Analysis & Reporting, Computacenter UK

Sharon Campbell, Head of PMO, Transputec

Lyndsey Charlton, Operations Director, Daisy Corporate Services

Hayley Doyle, Customer Advocacy & Communications Manager, CDW UK

Johanna Law-Riding, Transformation Director, Computacenter

Karen Mclaughlin, VP EMEA Services, Insight

Ashley Messina, HR & Operations Director, Academia

Ann O'Shaughnessy, Contracts Director, XMA Ltd

Melissa Rambridge, Director, Senior Leadership Team, Sweethaven

Olya Scekaturova, Head of Service Delivery, EMEA, Insight

Elizabeth Anne  Stokes, CEO of St2 and Special Projects EACS, EACS

Alix Whiteway, Senior Team Leader, Softcat


Role Model of the Year - Vendor/Distributor

Nicola Aitken, Microsoft Alliance Business Development Manager, UKI, Citrix

Rachel Ball, Managing Director, Ice and a Slice Studios

Nikita Blythe, UK&I Mid Market Account Manager, HP

Angela Bos, Technology Specialist, Microsoft

Emily Garvey, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Westcoast Limited

Alison Heil, Enterprise Networking Sales Specialist, Cisco

Maria Jackson, Marketing Director, Ingram Micro

Sarah Mackay, Head of Operations, UTAX (UK)

Natalie Naudo, Cisco GTM Manager, Ingram Micro UK

Alison Nixon, Business Unit Director, Tech Data

Denise Papier, Lead Instructor, Fast Lane Consulting and Education Services Limited

Clare Satchwell, Head of Product, Vuzion

Donna Simpson, Finance Director, Agilitas IT Solutions


Gender Pay Parity

Winner announced on the night


Entrepreneur of the Year

Faye Bennett, Director, Faye Bennett Consultancy Services Ltd.

Georgie Ellis, Cloud Sales Director, Westcoast Cloud

Cherie Howlett, Marketing Director, Jola

Kenda Macdonald, CEO, Automation Ninjas

Felicity Rabbitte, CEO, Effective Consumable Solutions UK

Jane Rimmer, Owner, hiviz-marketing

Victoria Siddall, Lead Business Development Manager, Technology To Go


Rising Star Award - Vendor/Distributor

Christina Baladis, Channel Account Manager, Cisco

Hannah Billington, Distribution Business Manager, HP

Jade Bliss, Digital Product Manager, Ricoh

Katie Hughes, Cisco Services Product Manager, Ingram Micro

Beckie Modeley, Head of Service Delivery, Comms-Care

Chloe Mustafa, Marketing Executive, Vuzion

Bukola Olumofin, Global Marketing Manager, IT Channel Financial Solutoins, Ingram Micro

Donna Opray, Public Sector Sales Assocaite, VMware

Tory Simpson, Head of Digital and Creative, ResourceiT Consulting

Jeramie Sutton, Head of Education and SMB, HP

Lene van der Borght, Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

Eloise Wylie, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Westcoast


Rising Star Award - Reseller/Services

Amy Bain, Solutions Support Manager, Softcat

Regina Bluman, Marketing Programme Manager, Logicalis

Rebekah Brown, Marketing Assistant, Mobliciti

Michelle Cowan, Head of Procurement, OryxAlign

Kate Dadlani, Chief Information Security Officer, Logicalis

Amanda Gomes, Commercial Operations Manager, XMA

Naomi Heiler, Customer Services Representative, Academia

Molly Newman, Operations Manager, Silver Lining Convergence

Hannah Pearson, Customer Experience Executive, Computacenter

Lauren Price, HR Officer, Academia - The Technology Group

Stacey Sealey, UK HR Manager, PCM Technology Solutions UK

Kate Wykes, Head of Software Services Sales, Computacenter


Unsung Hero - Reseller/Services

Kayleigh Charlton, Operations, Softcat

Wendy Clegg, Sales Operations Manager, CAE Technology Services

Alex Cliffe, Commercial Director, Elite Group

Corrin Davis, CDW Warehouse Manager, CDW

Rachel Henning, Purchasing Manager, Colva

Naomi Hewitt, Client Category Manager, Computacenter

Donna Kempster, Customer Insight Manager, Computacenter

Dinet Luchies-Siqueira, EMEA Commercial Manager, Insight Direct

Clare Metcalfe, Operations Director, Phoenix Software

Nawal Mitchell, Product Operation Manager, Insight Direct

Victoria Mottershead, Service Engagement Manager, Insight UK

Misti Murray-Smith, Finance Manager, Silver Lining Convergence

Rachel Russell, Finance & Office Manager, Mobliciti

Corinne Stott, Customer Relationship Manager, Nowcomm


Unsung Hero - Vendor/Distributor

Adele Anderson, Senior Marketing Executive, Jola

Andrea Babbs, Head of Sales, VIPRE Security

Zoe Chatley, Associate Partner, Wallace Hind Selection

Catherine Cheng, Global Distribution Director, Systems Engineering, Dell Technologies

Helen Clarke, Stock Control Co-Ordinator, Art Systems

Kay Cooper, Cloud Operations Manager, Westcoast Cloud

Kerry Geraghty, Customer Support Manager, UTAX (UK)

Elaine Hughes, ESG & ITS Support Manager, Ricoh UK

Sue Jones, Customer Service Manager, Westcoast

Lorien Lightfoot, Head of Marketing and PR, VARlink

Lucy McKenzie, Business Development Executive, Sigma Software Distribution

Leigh Nordhoff, Strategic Cloud Manager Northern Europe, Acronis

Nikki Webb, European Channel Manager, Custodian360

Hannah Welch, Partner Development Manager, Tableau


Outstanding Returner Award

Christine Bardwell, Global Strategy Lead, Oracle

Di Boyer, Company Secretary, IPNetix Limited

Rachel Clay, Head of Strategic Schools and Colleges, Softcat

Lucy Davis, Business Development Manager, Tech Data UK

Alexandra Gray, Central Government Field Account Manager, HP

Isabelle Le Tissier, Senior Channel Manager, UK, Ivanti

Emily Pretorius, Account Director, Bytes Software Services

Kathy Shawyer, Client Director, Computacenter

Geet Sohal, Public Sector Account Manager, CDW

Kerrie Steenkamp, EMEA Head of Procurement and Product Operations, Insight Direct

Nicola Young, Co-Sell Programme Lead, Microsoft UK


Technical Employee of the Year

Gemma Allen, Cloud Solutions Architect, Barracuda Networks

Debbie Bidewell, Service Delivery Director, Fifosys

Andrea Bright, Professional Services Director, QuantiQ

Sancta Davies, MSC L1 Engineer, Mobliciti

Laura Dennis, Consultant, Computacenter

Kerry Dobinson, Cloud Delivery Project Manager, CDW (UK)

Anneka Gaiger, Customer Services Relationship Manager, Bytes Software Services

Jordan Henwood, Service Delivery Manager, OryxAlign

Linda Kelly, Service Delivery Manager, XMA

Fiona Lane, Pre-Sales Consultant, Ricoh

Leigh Milligan, Learning Consultant - Team Leader, XMA

Daniela Quanbrough, EMEA Services Improvement Specialist, Insight UK

Nicole Richmond, Service Architect, Softcat

Seema Shad, Core Systems Engineer, VMware

Arvind Sharma, Consultant, Computacenter


Graduate/Apprentice of the Year

Isabel Holden, Inside Account Manager, Insight

Zoe Holland, Graduate Project Co-ordinator, Computacenter

Darcy Kelly, Business Development Manager, HP

Lily Marston, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

Ashton Massey, Group Talent & Development Administrator, Westcoast Limited

Daisy Mossop, Digital Marketing Apprentice, Softcat

Dominique Nardini, HP UK Channel Heroes Programme Manager, HP

Omolara Okunuga, Managed Services Sales Specialist, Computacenter

Hannah Smith, Platinum Partner Internal Account Manager, Lenovo

Emily Smith, Digital Marketing Executive, Millgate

Josephine Tu, Pre-Sales Graduate, Maintel

Sureya Udin, Account Manager, Insight

Beth Whomsley, Project Coordinator, CDW


Executive Mentor of the Year

Henry Beech, Senior Sales Manager, Westcoast Limited

Di Boyer, Company Secretary, IPNetix Limited

George Brasher, Managing Director UK & Ireland, HP

Anushka Davies, Head of Talent, Engagement & Diversity, Softcat

Matthew Dobson, Major Accounts Manager, Proofpoint

Julian Furne, Group Sales Manager, Academia Limited

Tim Gillott, FD, Academia

Luana Holland, Aruba Distribution Manager, HPE

Louise McCardle, Purchasing Executive, Bytes Software Services

Karen McInerney, Group Financial Controller, Computacenter

Sue Preston, Director - Intelligent Cloud Unit, Microsoft

Rickie Sehgal, Chairman, Transputec

Ivan Verdier, Group Director, Computacenter (UK)

Hannah Wright, EMEA Distribution Director, Palo Alto Networks


Diversity Employer of the Year



G3 Comms





Woman of the Year

Jane Ashworth, Channel and SMB Director, Lenovo

Ella Cockerell, Business Development Manager, IoT, Microsoft

Hannah Taylor, Marketing Director, Cisilion

Jane Emerson, Professional Services Director, Nuvola Distribution

Wendy Hunt, Group Services Transition Transformation Programme Director, Computacenter

Mary Hunter, Managing Director, Columbus

Stefni Oliver, Managing Director, Daisy Corporate Services

Sarah Shields, Vice President EMEA Enterprise Channel, Dell Technologies

Jane Silk, Managing Director, Sigma Software Distribution

Holly Steele, UKI Channel, System Integrator and Routes to Market Leader, IBM


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