Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, has announced the winners of its Partner Awards 2005, designed to showcase its top performing UK channel business partners. Foursys, a specialist in Sophos Anti-Virus software, picked up two awards including the prestigious 'UK partner of the year', which it has won for the fourth consecutive year.
The 'UK partner of the year' award recognises resellers that have demonstrated outstanding commitment and success, as well as a dedication to building advantageous and profitable relationships, both with customers and the Sophos sales team. The 2005 nominees were Foursys, Systems Software Solutions, and Softcat, which won the award for 'high volume partner of the year'.
"We're delighted that Sophos has once again rewarded our hard work in the channel," said Jez Turner, sales manager at Foursys. "Our commitment to customer service has been the driving force behind the company, and winning this award for the fourth year running shows that the effort we put into maintaining strong customer relationships has not gone unnoticed."
The awards took place on 18 May at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, as part of the Sophos UK Partner Conference 2005. This annual event offers Sophos business partners an insight into future plans and developments, as well as providing a platform on which to discuss ideas for furthering Sophos's business.
"Foursys has been working with Sophos for more than five years and is a true ambassador for the Sophos brand," said Stuart Small, UK sales and marketing director at Sophos. "Foursys's outstanding technical expertise has given the company opportunities to get involved with a wide range of Sophos projects, whilst continued customer dedication has enabled it to successfully maintain its position as Sophos's number one reseller."
The full list of winners is as follows:
VALUE ADDED RESELLER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Foursys
Commended - System Software Solutions and TSG
CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Trustmarque Solutions
Commended - Intergralis and Softcat
HIGH VOLUME PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Softcat
Commended - Pugh Computers
GROWTH PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Evolution
Commended - Instalec and Complete IT
UK PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Foursys
Commended - Softcat and System Software Solutions
Winner - Misco