At the Channel’s most prestigious awards ceremony of the year and in front of more than 600 diners the Winners of the 2008 Comms Business Magazine Awards were revealed by guest presenter TV personality Lucy Alexander , but the surprises didn’t stop there..
As the last of the winners left the stage Lucy announced to an excited audience that Miles Publishing has done the impossible and managed to book the most sought after act of the moment – Signature. Straight from rehersals for the Britains Got Talent UK tour the hugely popular Indian dance act took to the floor to the amazement of the stunned audience.
Sionhan Morey of distributor Westcon Group told Miles Bossom, “You have absolutely nailed it tonight, I have never been to a better Channel event”.
James Emm Joint CEO of the Awards main sponsor Oak Telecom, commented, “On behalf of Oak Telecom am proud to again be supporting The Comms Business Awards. This year there is much uncertainly within the wider economic climate but it is my belief that the converging Channel is well positioned to flourish despite this. It is the entrepreneurial nature of our industry that makes it what it is and us what we are. With the hard work, new ideas and superb sales ability that our industry possesses we cannot fail.
The Winners were:
Reseller of the Year – For companies with a turnover of up to £1 million – Voice Services
Reseller of the Year – For companies with a turnover of up to £5 million – Aurora Networks
Reseller of the Year – For companies with a turnover of over £5 million – Echo Communications
Internet Service Provider of the Year – Griffin Internet
Distributor of the Year – Rocom
Network Operator of the Year – Gamma Telecom
Hosted IP Telephony Supplier of the Year – Voicenet Solutions
SMB Convergence Solution – VC-Net
Enterprise Convergence Solution – SpiriTel
Best Channel Development Campaign – Comstor
Most Innovative Channel Product (Software) – Tri-Line
Most Innovative Channel Product (Hardware) – Siemens OpenOffice ME
Most Innovative Channel Product (Service) – Voiceflex
Channel Sales Person of the Year – Kim Moran-Hogg of High Net
Entrepreneur of the Year Award – David Pollock of Chess
Overall Reseller of the Year – Echo Communications
Editors Award – David George
Following the awards there was a special performance by Britain’s Got Talent runners-up Signature plus a live band playing in to the small hours.