Ingram Micro New Zealand has capped off its Showcase week with a win at the HP Partner Awards, in a night which also saw Datacom, Spark Digital, Noel Leeming Commercial, Acquire and Cyclone among the winners.
Ten companies were honoured for their work with HP at last night’s gala event at St Matthew-in-the City in Auckland, with Datacom’s Neth Ky taking out the only individual award for HP Channel Sales Person of the Year 2016.
Ingram Micro took out the fiercely contested Distributor of the Year award in the second annual awards, beating out finalists Exeed and Dove to the trophy.
Victoria Mahan, HP New Zealand commercial and enterprise sales manager, says Ingram Micro had a ‘stellar year across both PC and print, smashing their numbers and achieving outstanding results for the business’.
HP says Ingram Micro’s award recognises its dedication to creating engagement not only with HP but also throughout the wider reseller community.
“Not only this, the team created a whole new level of engagement with HP and their customers, particularly with the Hit the Road tour through the regions, showcasing the best of our technology throughout the country,” Mahan says.
In announcing Ky’s win as HP Channel Sales Person of the Year, Oliver Hill, HP New Zealand printing systems sales manager, noted Ky’s excellence in converting customers from competitors to HP, while cementing the strong relationships between HP and Datacom.
“This award is a fitting recognition of all the support HP has received from Neth this year,” Hill says.
Datacom Auckland was also among the winners, named New Zealand Growth Partner of the Year on the back of ‘amazing triple-digit growth’.
Noel Leeming Commercial took out the Gold Partner of the Year category following ‘incredible’ growth since becoming a gold partner, with Manux Solutions taking out the Silver Partner of the Year after achieving 75% growth year on year and exceeding their target every quarter.
Spark Digital was named HP Direct Partner of the Year, while Warehouse Stationery took out Retailer of the Year and Scotttronic Technologies was named Regional Partner of the Year.
Acquire snapped up the gong for Marketing Partner of the Year on the back of ‘some of the most exciting and innovative campaigns in New Zealand’.
Education Partner of the Year went to Cyclone, with Antony Watts, HP New Zealand partner business manager commenting on the company’s incredible depth of knowledge in the education sector. “The environment is extremely competitive and Cyclone managed to achieve year on year growth, whilst receiving positive market feedback for their work,” Watts says.
Rounding out the winners list was CSG Business Solutions, which won Specialist Partner of the Year award for its focused efforts to drive the HP Pagewide story to market.
“Growing at more than 150% year on year within the category, this is a result of CSG’s ability to provide a best in class service and solution offering,” says Rob Lonie, HP New Zealand partner business manager.
Mahan says HP’s partners have been making their mark and creatively pushing the boundaries within the industry, with the partners working tirelessly to create new, tailored solutions to suit their clients.
“These awards acknowledge their hard work,” she says.
“Our commercial business is represented by an exceedingly talented network of companies, and the HP Partner community is the foundation of this.
“This is our way of thanking our incredible partners for the work they do, celebrate their achievements and recognise their hard work and contribution to customers across New Zealand,” she adds.
The full list of HP New Zealand Partner Awards winners is:
Distributor of the Year: Ingram Micro
HP Channel Sales Person of the Year 2016: Neth Ky, Datacom
HP Direct Partner of the Year 2016: Spark Digital
HP Gold Partner of the Year 2016: Noel Leeming Commercial
HP Silver Partner of the Year 2016: Manux Solutions
HP Growth Partner of the Year 2016: Datacom Auckland
HP Marketing Partner of the Year 2016: Acquire
HP Education Partner of the Year 2016: Cyclone
HP Retailer of the Year 2016: Warehouse Stationery
HP Regional Partner of the Year 2016: Scotttronic Technologies
HP Specialist Partner of the Year 2016: CSG Business Solutions