Bristol, UK, 26th June 2019 – Last night, during a gala dinner at The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, the winners of the first CompTIA Spotlight Awards were announced. The awards recognised leaders of excellence and innovation within the channel community.
The event saw companies from across the UK come together to celebrate achievement within the industry over the past 12 months. Amongst the categories, both companies and individuals were highlighted for their contribution to the on-going development of the business of technology.
Complete IT took home Managed Service Provider of the Year while METCloud was awarded Innovative Vendor of the Year, Zedsphere received the award for Innovative Distributor and we saw Datto take home CompTIA Industry Champion of the Year.
In the individuals category, Tracy Pound, MD at Maximity Ltd, was awarded the Channel Champion of the Year and Felix Ekman, Head of Marketing at HarmonyPSA, took home the award for Channel Changer.
Nancy Hammervik, Executive Vice President, CompTIA, commented: “Congratulations to everyone who was awarded at the inaugural awards last night. The high calibre of entrants made the judging process difficult but stands testament to the fantastic work being done across the channel in 2019.”
Check out the full list of winners and finalists below:
Managed Service Provider of the Year
Innovative Vendor of the Year
Innovative Distributor of the Year
CompTIA Industry Champion
Community Champion of the Year
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525,500 – Number of tech business establishments in the U.S.
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