Avnet Technology Solutions UK, the IT solutions distributor and an operating group of Avnet, Inc., was named as ShoreTel EMEA Distributor of the Year for 2010 at ShoreTel's recent Partner Conference in San Diego, California, USA. The award recognises the recruitment of new partners, marketing excellence and support for business partners and value added resellers provided by Avnet.
John Howard, Managing Director of ShoreTel in EMEA said: "Avnet has had a fantastic 12 months with ShoreTel bringing on a significant number of new partners and allowing ShoreTel to further develop both its SMB (small and medium business) and enterprise business. The team at Avnet has supported the on-boarding of new partners innovatively and has ensured both new and existing partners have maximized revenue on ShoreTel products. We are looking forward to the next 12 months with Avnet as we both push forward on revenue and partner development plans."
ShoreTel's business communications system delivers voice, unified communications (UC) and contact centre capabilities to enterprises of all sizes. Avnet has been instrumental in recruiting several very large business partners in the past year including Vodafone.
Commenting on the award Laura Harman, UK Sales Director, Avnet Technology Solutions said: "Avnet is committed to developing deep, long-standing relationships with its business partners and suppliers that mutually benefit all parties involved. This approach is certainly appreciated in the fast moving world of communications in which ShoreTel is focused. With our technical, sales and marketing expertise Avnet can help business partners accelerate success by driving new solutions and new revenues into existing and new markets. We have a great team in place at Avnet and this award is credit to their skill, hard work and focus."
As part of a Fortune 500 company Avnet Technology Solutions is able to help partners access its strong financial services offerings as they expand or need additional support on large deals. The award reaffirms Avnet's strong position in the unified communications market.