Award wins can help you stand out from the competition but remember you’ve got to be in it to win it! Entries for the second edition officially open May 4 2021 – find out what winning an award means to some of the PrintIT Award 2020 award winners
Amanda Holmes, Marketing Director:
“We were honoured to receive two lots of recognition for the INfuse Smart Connected Scanning Solution. Winning the Scanner of the Year accolade was fantastic and to also earn Highly Commended within the Innovation award category, was the icing on the cake. INfuse is a truly innovative solution in scanning technology. IDC described it as a disruptive technology with the potential to profoundly impact the information management market. Most importantly it’s a key differentiator for our partners; as it provides them with tremendous opportunities to automate workflows by seamlessly connecting document capture to existing business systems and the cloud, helping them to deepen customer relationships and quickly grow new revenue streams.”
Adam Bishop, Strategic Marketing:
“The PrintIT Awards is a fantastic initiative and we were delighted to earn two prestigious wins in the inaugural edition. It was fantastic to learn that our mobile print solution scooped the PrintIT Award for Mobility, and that our Hybrid Cloud Platform (HCP) received a Highly Commended accolade in the Cloud Print Management Solution of the Year category. HCP supports organisations’ cloud-first strategies and makes it easy to take print to the cloud, eliminating print servers, reducing the load on IT, delivering a truly user-centric experience and shoring up any security vulnerabilities. We will shortly be announcing further enhancements to the platform – watch this space!”
“We are delighted to win the PrintIT Service Team of the Year award. For our customers the quality of their ongoing service is the most important aspect in securing their business time and time again, which is what ASL consistently does. We invest a lot to ensure our service capability is the best and we are fortunate to have a loyal and dedicated service team who constantly go above and beyond for our customers. This award is recognition of their hard work and customer focussed attitude.”
KYOCERA Document Solutions
Joe Doyle, Group Marketing Director:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to see Kyocera’s marketing recognised with these fantastic awards, especially against some very worthy competition. To win Marketing Campaign of the Year and be Highly Commended for OEM Marketing Team of the Year is a huge honour. The Kyocera team works tirelessly to deliver value to our customers and launching the Connected App and getting it just right for our partner community was a very big ambition and this was obviously recognised by the judges – so thank you very much!”
Alex Tatham,Managing Director:
“In this inaugural year for the PrintIT Awards, Westcoast took our entries extremely seriously and were obviously delighted to have won the Distribution Marketing Team of the Year. Print is a critical part of Westcoast’s portfolio and we lead the market in so many areas of this critical part of IT infrastructure. Our marketing team focus on our capability for service, PDI, consumables provision and logistical excellence. Their creativity and strength of message resonates with our customers as it must have done with the judges. We look forward to retaining the title!”
Stuart Bleese, Category Director of EOS & Technology:
“Along with all the team at VOW we are proud to win the EOS Distributor of the Year award. We have worked hard toward being recognised as a trusted member of the tech supplier community and we see this as a great seal of approval. VOW is delighted with the tireless efforts of Account Director Chris Ellis, who earned a Highly Commended in the Account Manager of the Year category. We appreciate everything he does for his customers, and absolutely endorse his commendation. We recognise this is an excellent achievement over a very challenging period and wish to thank all our customers and suppliers for their support. We look forward to growing our service portfolio as a partner of choice this year.
“We are absolutely thrilled that our COVID-19 module has won the Solution of the Year award! It is a big honour for our company as well as for our product, as each product in the competition was outstanding. We will be back next year with another convincing solution.”
Nigel Wing, Service and Support Manager:
“Epson prides itself on being able to deliver fit-and-forget solutions and the award for OEM Service Team of the Year really validates our efforts to make this possible. Our internal team represents a comprehensive operation covering everything from customer care and technical support to third-party network and reseller/dealer service, all working closely with one another across respective regions and specialisms. This award is for every member of our team and I know it means the world to them to have their efforts recognised by the industry.”
Head of Business Sales:
“Winning the Innovation award for a technology the creates the circularity of paper in the workplace highlights not only the importance of sustainability in this strange era we find ourselves in, but it reinforces the commercial prospects PaperLab offers print resellers as the world addresses the climate challenge. Innovation is a huge part of Epson’s philosophy and we invest around $1.2 million daily into research and development to help ensure we are continuing to innovate. Winning this award offers great integrity not only to the PaperLab proposition but the entire Epson portfolio, and we’re grateful for the recognition.
He continued: “I applaud PaperCut on winning the Sustainability award and for Epson, we’ll continue to make sustainability not only an integrated part of our company-wide cultural ethos, but a core part of our printing proposition. The best result for every Epson inkjet printer sold is not the reduced downtime enjoyed by the end-user or the profit margin enjoyed by the reseller, but the reduced carbon footprint the industry has made versus an equivalent laser printer. Our devices are demonstrating that sustainability doesn’t need to be a compromise on cost or productivity to the end-user, so to be Highly Commended for sustainability is a great testament to this.”
Sharp Business Systems UK
Paul Leach, Dealer Sales Director:
“We are delighted to have been named as this years’ PrintIT Award for Best Partner Programme at the inaugural PrintIT Awards ceremony. At Sharp, our partner programme is centred on exactly that – partnership. We are committed to providing our partners with the best support and guidance to let them grow – whether that’s helping to identify the technologies that will make a true difference, expand their service portfolio, or training teams. Receiving this award is testament to all of the ongoing hard work and commitment from our team, and reflects what our partner programme can offer. We are excited to see how the programme grows this year and what it’ll continue to achieve.”
Dwayne Cowans, Strategic Partner Manager:
“It was really special to be awarded Account Manager of the Year at the inaugural PrintIT Awards. It’s fantastic that the industry now has awards that recognise the work of the people from within the industry, and I am very grateful to not only be nominated, but to have won the award also.”
UK Channel Sales Manager:
“It was a pleasure to take part in the first PrintIT Awards, and we are pleased that the Lexmark GO Line series has been recognised with a Highly Commended in the MFP Line of the Year category. Whilst it was a virtual event this year, we look forward to meeting with our industry peers at the PrintIT Awards for years to come.”
James Pittick,Director of B2B Indirect Sales:
“We are thrilled that uniFLOW Online has been recognised as the Cloud Print Management Solution of the Year. As workforces dispersed overnight and operations moved online, businesses urgently required flexibility, security and efficiency. As UniFLOW Online can be fully integrated with Microsoft Universal Print, it supports this new way of working and provides a truly serverless and completely secure solution. Every detail of uniFLOW Online, from touchless operations to tracked remote printing, speaks to the new normal. We’re proud to assist partners and businesses as we all adapt to the future of work.
“Working closely with our partners, we have unlocked new possibilities for enterprise print, bringing the cost-saving benefits and confidentiality of cloud to businesses of all sizes. In what has been a challenging year, we hope that uniFLOW has helped our partners to diversify their offerings and meet changing customer needs.”
Mark Davitt,Channel Printing Solutions Manager:
“I’m humbled and honoured to have been recognised as Channel Leader of the Year. It has been a different and difficult year for everyone. We care about the way we work with our partners and we’re committed to developing long-lasting relationships with our valued channel partners. Thank you to all who nominated me, and to the judges for this award.
“We are proud that our MFPs have been awarded MFP Line of the Year.Our products include the very best of laser and ink technologies coupled with strong functionality, and we are pleased to provide our channel partners with printers that are reliable, cost-effective, secure and sustainable. It is also fantastic to see our refreshed desktop range highlighted in the 2020 awards with the Desktop Printer Line of the Year accolade. These printers have been specifically developed to address essential business printing needs – they are smaller, faster and energy efficient. We are proud to continue offering recognised desktop printers to our partners with unrivalled propositions to help their businesses grow.”
Director of Channel & Partner Alliances:
“We are thrilled that HP has been recognised as Vendor of the Year. With 95% of every product and contract being sold through our partner community, this is an award that recognises their brilliance. It’s a true testament to the efforts of every member of the HP team and our partners, who consistently work together to deliver strong results.
“We understand the emphasis our customers and partners place on device, document and data security, and the importance of staying ahead to secure against evolving threats. To have our security efforts and innovations recognised independently by the judges and to win the PrintIT Award for Securityis a fantastic achievement for HP and our partner teams supporting our customers.”
Alpesh J. Unalkat,CEO:
“Fantastic to gain this award, especially as it’s the inaugural one from PrintIT Resellerwhich is fast becoming the ‘go-to’ community for all things related to this sector. I’m delighted on behalf of the team to accept the award as it’s a validation of their ethics, innovation and hard work which has shone through especially in the challenging past 12 months that we’ve had.
“And I’m really pleased for the brand of Aura which was only formed a year ago through the merger of Karlson and Intevi and has plans to rapidly innovate and accelerate growth in the workspace technology sector – this award reflects he forward-thinking and dynamic nature of our business and is especially welcome as we were up against some strong, well established brands. Finally, I’d like to say thank you to the team at PrintIT Reseller– it’s wonderful to see you guys bringing the sector together and I really look forward to meeting you and my peers at the after-show party soon!”
Mike Anderson,Head of Marketing:
“A successful marketing team always has its finger directly on the pulse of the industry and keeping pace with the changes over the last 12 months has been both a marathon and a sprint. It’s been a challenging period and this recognition as OEM Marketing Team of the Year is a fantastic reward for a team that’s continually championed our ‘At your side’ vision. We’ve strived to be a valued extension of our partners’ in-house marketing teams and I’m so proud of everything that the team has achieved. We’re looking forward to working alongside our reseller partners rom creating compelling content that helps to shape customer decision-making, to providing lead generation and CRM support that underpins their sales activity – as we tackle new challenges and opportunities together as the world of work changes.”
Phil Jones MBE,
“The entire PrintIT team worked their socks off to make these awards happen. And they nailed it, giving the industry a positive distraction at a time when everyone needs a lift. The night served as a reminder of how the industry is a tight knit, fun and strong community and it’s a real honour to be chosen for Industry Leader of the Year award. It’s also a poignant year to be recognised on the backdrop of a seriously challenging and quickly changing market. Yet the print IT sector and Brother UK, has weathered many a storm in its long history and I see lots of confidence in the sector looking ahead.
Brother UK only runs smoothly because I have an outstanding team of dedicated people who work hard to build and execute excellent strategies. This recognition is as much for them as it is for me.”
Learning & Organisational Development Manager:
“We firmly believe that our employees are our strongest asset and we’re proud of how our apprenticeship scheme has continued to provide opportunities for young people to shape their careers from the ground up. The last 12 months have been challenging for everybody and we reshaped our programme to ensure our apprentices had the tools and experiences they needed to continue learning new skills and fulfilling their potential. While the Best Apprenticeship Programme award recognises this wonderful effort, it really is a testament to their dedication and their ability to adapt with us as we transform how we work.”
Gabriela Garner, Product Marketing Director:
“MFPs can be the catalysts to accelerate digital transformation strategies and deliver exponentially more value. By augmenting these powerful devices with Kofax ControlSuite’s intelligent automation capabilities, like capture workflows connecting to business systems and delivering secure print management, MFPs are becoming digital transformation on-ramps. Enterprises are flocking to ControlSuite because of the productivity, compliance and security value it delivers, and we’re honoured to be recognised for that contribution with the Best MFP Business App award.”
Steve Holmes,EMEA Regional Director:
“With PrintIT Reseller the ‘go-to’ publication for the industry, to be recognised by such a distinguished and respected title is a real honour for PaperCut. We’re proud of the work that we have done to be a sustainable organisation, and thrilled that our efforts have been rewarded, not least because we were up against outstanding competition for this award. We’re very much looking forward to participating in the Print IT Awards in 2021.