The 2021 Comms National Awards celebrated the industry’s luminaries in style and reunited the channel at a fully live event staged at the Hilton on Park Lane in London’s Mayfair on October 7th.
The glittering awards extravaganza was hosted by dancer and television presenter Anton Du Beke who kept proceedings Strictly professional with the help of voice of God, Gina Mellotte.
The first award of the night was presented to Zen Internet CEO Richard Tang who was presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Double award winners included Jola, Redsquid, Gamma, CityFibre and Pangea.
Sohin Raithatha, CEO of Reseller of the Year Redsquid, said: "After a year of hard work and a big transformation within our organisation, we are filled with gratitude over these wonderful acknowledgments. We want to thank every single member of our team and all our amazing customers who have helped us achieve this!”
Comms Dealer Editorial Director and awards co-ordinator Nigel Sergent commented: “This was very special night when the channel was able to meet face-to-face again and celebrate everything that is great about our industry. It was fantastic to acknowledge the amazing solutions channel teams have deployed for customers during incredibly challenging times, recognise the support suppliers have given to make those solutions happen and reward innovation and business transformation in all its forms.
“It’s been a tough time for everyone in business, but all the clever, determined people working in ICT have, quite literally, kept the UK communicating during the worst crisis since the second world war.
“I am extremely grateful to our judging panel who gave up their time to judge the awards and once again we had a record number of entries. A final word of thanks must go to our headline sponsor DWS and all our award and hospitality sponsors for their invaluable support."
2021 Comms National Awards winners...
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - Richard Tang, founder and CEO, Zen Internet
RESELLER OF THE YEAR – Redsquid
BEST BILLING SOLUTION – Union Street
BEST ICT DISTRIBUTOR – Giacom
BEST UC END POINT OR DEVICE – Jabra
BEST UC HOSTED PLATFORM FOR COMPANIES UP TO £10M TURNOVER – VanillaIP
BEST UC HOSTED PLATFORM FOR COMPANIES ABOVE £10M TURNOVER – Gamma
BEST UC & COLLABORATION PLATFORM – 8x8
BEST NETWORK – Virtual1
BEST ALTNET – CityFibre
BEST WHOLESALE PROVIDER WITH A TURNOVER UP TO £10M – Pangea
BEST WHOLESALE SERVICE PROVIDER WITH A TURNOVER ABOVE £10M – Gamma
BEST SME UC CUSTOMER SOLUTION - Start Communications
BEST ENTERPRISE UC CUSTOMER SOLUTION – Britannic Technologies
BEST MOBILE OR IOT CUSTOMER SOLUTION – Cellhire
BEST SME VERTICAL MARKET CUSTOMER SOLUTION – swcomms
BEST ENTERPRISE VERTICAL MARKET CUSTOMER SOLUTION – FourNet
BEST SME MANAGED SERVICE CUSTOMER SOLUTION AWARD – Redsquid
BEST ENTERPRISE MANAGED SERVICE CUSTOMER SOLUTION – Uplands
BEST CONTACT CENTRE CUSTOMER SOLUTION – Global4
RESELLER BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION AWARD – Windsor Telecom
BEST CHANNEL SUPPORT PROGRAMME – Pangea
BEST CHANNEL PORTAL – Jola
BEST CHANNEL BUSINESS SERVICE AWARD – IPNetix
BEST RESELLER INNOVATION AWARD – Cobalt
BEST SUPPLIER INNOVATION AWARD – Jola
DIVERSITY AWARD – CityFibre
SUSTAINABILITY AWARD – Zen