Comms Business Awards 2007 Announced

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Comms Business Awards 2007 Announced

“IT’Sone of the big thrills in business,” says Terry Hunt, Managing Director of reseller Universal Group,

“Going on stage in front of hundreds of your peers to collect an industry award on behalf of your company is a fantastic experience and the impact upon your business should never be underestimated.”

Hunt should know, after all he has collected many over the years which is why he looking forward to the competition next year to win one of the most coveted awards in the industry – The Comms Business Awards, being held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on June 7th, 2007.

The Comms Business Awards are also attracting huge support from the industry. Derek Owen, Marketing Director of main sponsor Thus plc commented;

“THUS feel that it is important to help continue to support the channel and to represent THUS at the major events this coming year. That is why we have chosen to be one of the main sponsors in 2007 of the Comms Business Awards.

This will continue to help communicate and promote THUS NGN and Convergence solutions into the Channel and to continue to promote our vision towards providing innovative and leading solutions in the Telecoms market.”

Elsewhere Oak Telecom, Gamma Telecom and Mitel have all pledged support for the event in the form of major and award category sponsorships.

Phil Reynolds, Joint CEO at Oak Telecom said; “These awards are literally a ‘Who’s Who in the channel and a highly prestigious event. The reason we are a main sponsor of the Comms Business Awards is that they get the channel involved. Companies can set out in their entries what they have done and achieved in the last year which creates a healthy atmosphere of competition. The industry we all work in is very dynamic and undergoing some tremendous shifts and the


The Categories

The Comms Business Awards are designed to reward both small and large players in the channel and are reseller and applications focussed. To enter is simple – just download an entry form from our web site (www.commsbusiness.co.uk), complete it and send to Editor Ian Hunter (ianh@commsbusiness.co.uk) by 16th March 2007.


1.Reseller of the Year #1 For companies with a turnover of up to £1m.
2.Reseller of the Year #2 For companies with a turnover of £1m up to £5m.
3.Reseller of the Year #3 - For companies with a turnover of £5m or over.
4.Internet Service Provider of the Year
5.Overall Reseller of the Year.
6.Distributor of the Year
7.Hosted IP Telephony Supplier of the Year
8.Convergence Solution #1 – Solutions to £100k value
9.Convergence Solution #2 – Solutions over £100k value
10.Best Training Operation
11.Channel Development Campaign
12.Most Innovative Channel Product/Service
13.Channel Sales Person of Year
14.Channel Entrepreneur of the Year


The Judges

Comms Business Magazine has been associated with channel awards for several years and one of the reasons we have been so successful in the past is that an independent judging panel has been established to determine each of the category winner. This tradition of impartiality has been extended to the Comms Business Awards 2007 and the judges for the 2007 event include:

Also joining our judging panel is a name that will be familiar to many channel resellers; Steve Norman, (Right) who until recently Steve was Sales & Marketing Director at Rocom. Norman is excited at the prospect of seeing all the entries and looking forward to the Gala Dinner at the Royal Lancaster when the individual awards will be announced. Norman has a long background in the channel and was a prime mover in the BT’s early steps in to ‘Trade Sales’ twenty years ago when he set up BT accounts for the likes of Niman, Incom and Rocom.

John Massey, Managing Director of Essex based reseller Actimax told Comms Business Magazine, “Throughout the course of a year our company not only works to achieve success in business, but to pass on the advances made in the technology to our clients, with the aim of improving their business process.

Steve Norman

The Comms Business Awards give us the chance to show what we have achieved, and the anticipation of being chosen as a finalist, and the feelings of waiting for your name to be called as the Winner of your category at the awards evening, cannot be over estimated.

The following impact on staff morale is immense, and is a big Thank You to our Team for all of their hard work, especially as it is an is an impartial vote of confidence in the standards that we deliver to our client base.

More Information:
To book tables at the Gala Dinner at the Comms Business Awards 2007 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on June 7th and/or to sponsor individual award categories please call Paul Johnson on 01892 538348 – Tables cost £1350 for 10 places