Phoenix, the hosting, Cloud, business continuity and managed IT services provider, has been awarded the 2012 Global Procurement award for Best Collaboration Supplier at the annual HP Global Procurement EMEA Supplier Forum.
The annual forum brings together HP’s top 35 suppliers from across the EMEA region, and is attended by senior executives from HP’s North American and EMEA offices. This year, HP decided to honour its best supplier of the year, and named Phoenix as the inaugural winner of the award.
Phoenix is one of HP’s preferred suppliers, providing a wide range of services including infrastructure support, field engineering, business continuity, as well as resource augmentation, project & professional services support. Together, the two IT leaders work across a wide range of clients across the private and public sector, including a number of high profile government agencies.
“The relationship with HP is one of the keystones of our business, so this recognition of their esteem is fantastic news for us,” said Phoenix’s Head of Sales for Key Accounts, Steve Forster. “The EMEA suppliers were all judged against tough criteria, such as the operational excellence, strong leadership and management, and the financial and competitive advantage that they brought to HP’s EMEA operations.
“To win in such a competitive field is a recognition of our hard work and commitment to quality of service delivery, the investment we have made in recent years, and the success we have achieved in delivering mutual benefit with our partners,” he continued.
HP singled out the Account Team at Phoenix as one of the main reasons for the award, citing its understanding of business and client needs, and in particular its proactivity in working for the wider interests of HP.