After hours of reading and deliberation, the first round judges for the CRN Channel Awards have decided the shortlist.
Entry quality was very high this year in many instances, which made the decision very close indeed in some categories.
Also those shortlisted in the Distributor/Vendor and Reseller of the year categories - of which there are five in total including Distributor sub £250m and Reseller sub £50m, will be contacted to arrange times for your presentations to the judging panels in central London on the second judging day - Thursday 10 October. Please watch out for those emails too.
Huge congratulations to all who made the cut, and to those that didn't quite make it, we hope you will come back stronger than ever next year.
Datacentre Vendor of the Year
Spectra Logic Corporation
Software-Defined Vendor of the Year
Masergy Communications UK
Security Vendor of the Year
PSA/RMM Vendor of the Year
HP Inc UK Limited
Harmony Business Systems
Emerging Vendor of the Year
Cloud Services Vendor of the Year
N2WS a Veeam Company
Specialist Vendor of the Year
Vendor of the Year
Epson UK Ltd
Channel Chief of the Year (still time to get your votes in)
Gary Matson - Pure Storage
Rob Tomlin - Dell
Neil Sawyer - HP Inc
General Category Shortlist:
Channel Services Provider of the Year
Digital Wholesale Solutions
Boost Technology Group
Agilitas IT Solutions
Network Group Ltd
Click through to next page to see the Distributor shortlist....
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