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Shining a light on award sponsors

The PrintIT Awards has been designed to celebrate the achievements of the vendors, distributors, service providers, resellers and individuals who work within our vital, dynamic and ever-changing industry. With this in mind, we thought it was time to shine a light on our Platinum and Gold sponsors

Please visit for more information on what the judges will be looking for in each award category. It’s easy to enter online and you’ve got until 5pm on Friday June 5 to get your entries in.

Platinum Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor

As a distribution partner, Ingram Micro is dedicated to supporting businesses of all sizes, delivering value-add services and creating growth opportunities for both its reseller customers and its vendors, as more organisations use technology to add scale, enhance services and improve productivity.

The company’s print and supplies division comprises a diverse team with vast experience and a culture that is centred on building relationships. It provides many major printer brands including HP, Canon, Xerox, Kyocera, Epson and Brother and is the only UK distributor to only offer original supplies.

As Platinum Sponsor, Ingram Micro is sponsoring a total of three award categories:

*Vendor of the Year

*Dealer/Reseller of the Year (Turnover in excess of £5m)

*Online Reseller of the Year

Kerrie Spalding, General Manager for Print & Supplies, said: “We are delighted to be the Platinum sponsor of the PrintIT Awards 2020. Our relationships with both our vendors and resellers gives us a close-up view of the ever-changing role that print continues to play as a core part of the IT industry; and the ongoing need for efficiency and sustainability improvements, productivity enhancements and digital transformation, as well as the obvious need to cut costs and provide value-added services to differentiate in the marketplace.”


DSales (UK) is the UK distributor for the Develop range of multifunctional document imaging systems. Develop offers a comprehensive range of mono and colour advanced print and copy devices from desktop printers through to professional production print systems as well as a suite of software solutions.

Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

Productivity applications include Develop’s easy to use convert+share software which removes manual document processes by allowing original documents to be scanned on a Develop MFD and automatically converted to many different file types, as well as its flagship document management system store+find, which is specially designed for small and medium sized enterprises.

DSales works in partnership with its nationwide network of authorised dealers providing dedicated sales and marketing support.

Develop/DSales is sponsoring the following two award categories:

*Account Manager of the Year

*Service Team of the Year


Lexmark creates innovative imaging solutions and technologies that help customers print, secure and manage information with ease, efficiency and unmatched value.

Combining innovative technologies with deep industry expertise, Lexmark simplifies the complex intersection of digital and printed information in retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government and more.

Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

Lexmark’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is global in reach, balancing economic, environmental and social concerns. It extends this commitment further by developing solutions that enable customers to achieve their own sustainability goals.

Lexmark is sponsoring the following two award categories:

*Hardware Distributor of the Year

*Dealer/Reseller of the Year (Turnover up to £5m)

UK & Ireland Managing Director Martin Fairman, said: “It is fantastic that finally our industry is getting the recognition it deserves with the announcement of the PrintIT Awards in October. I am extremely proud that the talents and entrepreneurialism of individuals in our industry is going to be recognised and rewarded. Lexmark have already booked our places, so I can’t wait to attend the event alongside our fellow vendors, partners and suppliers, in celebrating this amazing industry.”


VOW Wholesale has direct relationships with major technology brands including HP, Brother, Epson, Canon, Freecom, Jabra, Kyocera, OKI, Poly, Verbatim and many more.

With an extensive range consisting of over 4,000 products, and next day delivery available, VOW Wholesale’s product breadth is unmatched. The company can also provide resellers with the tools they need to drive sales of technology products. It has built strong relationships with all manufacturers within the channel and key channel partners, and provides product expertise and detailed sales packs helping resellers understand different sales opportunities alongside end-user marketing materials to drive sales with consumers.

Award Sponsor
Award Sponsor

VOW Wholesale is sponsoring the following two award categories:

*OEM Marketing Team of the Year

*Desktop Printer Line of the Year

Category Director – EOS and Technology Stuart Bleese, said: “It’s great to finally have an awards ceremony that recognises the UK printer and consumables market and acknowledges the amazing work our resellers, distributors and OEMs do. We are especially proud to be sponsoring the OEM Marketing Team award, as we work closely with our OEMs and understand the hard work and dedication they put into these campaigns to make them a success.”


As the largest print hardware distributor in the UK, Westcoast has indepth knowledge and understanding of all elements of the industry – from small pocket printers to 3D printing and large-format devices.

Its focus is on making life easier for its channel partners, offering a range of added-value services including fleet design, product recommendations, cost-per-page analysis, tender support and joint end-user meetings. Post-sale support and services include final mile delivery, supplies ordering automation, software and hardware PDI, training and complex installs.

Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor

As a Gold Sponsor of the PrintIT Awards, Westcoast is sponsoring the following two award categories:

*Industry Leader of the Year

*MFP Line of the Year

Print Director Ryan Mitchell, 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.”


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