Planning for the inaugural PrintIT Awards 2020, which will celebrate the achievements of the print and IT sector at a glittering awards ceremony on October 8 at The Tower Hotel, Tower Bridge, London, is well underway
The response from the vendors, distributors, service providers, resellers and individuals who work within this vital, dynamic and ever-changing industry has been overwhelming – see page 42 for a round-up of some of the feedback we have received.
Ingram Micro has signed up as Platinum Sponsor and on page 28, Kerrie Spalding, General Manager Print & Supplies explains more about the company’s decision to be a key part of an event that will bring together decisionmakers and influencers from some of the biggest organisations in the print and IT sector.
Maria Jackson, Director of Marketing, said: “Ingram Micro is thrilled to be the Platinum Sponsor of this year’s PrintIT Awards 2020. Print continues to be an important part of our UK business and our support of the awards evening is testament to the importance of the market for us this year. Kerrie and her team are committed to driving growth and bringing value-added services to our resellers. This showcase event will be a great opportunity to recognise the achievements and key players in the market, and I am delighted that Ingram will have the opportunity to celebrate their success with them on the night.”
The team have been inundated with enquiries re sponsorship opportunities and confirming table bookings. At the time of going to press, the event is almost sold out with just a few seats remaining. Gold sponsors confirmed at the time of writing include: Westcoast, Lexmark, HP, Develop/DSales and VOW Wholesale, each of which will champion two award categories, host two tables at the awards evening and see their branding across all awards collateral including the awards guide, and in prime position on the night.
Ryan Mitchell, Print Director, Westcoast, said: “We are hugely proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the inaugural PrintIT Awards. There is so much to celebrate in our ever-changing industry. Print has gone from being a product that was often overlooked in the office environment, to something that enables end-users to be more efficient, regulate and manage workflow, simplify processes and encourage collaboration – at the same time as protecting their infrastructure from the barrage of cyber-attacks. The ceremony will allow our customers and vendors to celebrate their achievements and hopefully give other resellers a view on just how far print has come.”
Category sponsors (accurate as PITR went to press) include Epson, Brother, Toshiba, ISL Group, Kofax, Kyocera, Sharp, Pelikan, ECI and Sindoh. Joe Doyle, Group Marketing Director, Kyocera Document Solutions UK said: “Congratulations to PrintIT Reseller on launching their first awards! It’s fantastic to see a reliable and trusted publication like PrintIT Reseller taking a step forward by organising these awards to recognise and celebrate the successes of the UK print/MFP sector. We’ve always nurtured our relationship with the publication since it started back in 2012, and valued the news, trends, case studies, product aunches and ideas PITR has written and shared over the years.
“We’re looking forward to the first event, as it will be the perfect opportunity to network, meet our peers and socialise and to celebrate the innovations and achievements of our fast-changing industry.”
The Field Solutions Group is also onboard as the awards’ Official Recruitment Partner, HP is sponsoring pre-dinner drinks and Riso has signed up as the awards’ Entertainment Sponsor.
Entries now open
Entries are now open and will close promptly at 5pm on Friday June 5. Entering the awards is simple and straightforward, simply visit www.printitawards.co.uk and register your details. It is completely free to nominate your company for an award, so there’s no excuse not to throw your hat in the ring! We would encourage you to enter as many categories as you see fit to increase your chances of winning, and look forward to welcoming you to the inaugural PrintIT Awards Ceremony.
To find out more about remaining sponsorship opportunities or to book a table please call Neil or Ethan on 01732 759725 or email:
*Friday June 5 (5pm) 2020 FINAL DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES
*Monday August 24 2020 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
*Thursday October 8 2020 AWARDS DINNER