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Insight has played a significant role in the success of our UK business in the last year

Insight’s continued ability to win new customers achieves recognition at Lenovo’s annual partner event

London – 21 August 2012 - Insight UK has been awarded SMB Partner of the Year by Lenovo at its awards ceremony in Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. The award, which was presented at Lenovo UK’s annual business partner event, was in recognition of Insight’s continued efforts at successfully acquiring new business customers for both itself and Lenovo off the back of the ‘For those who do’ brand campaign.

Insight beat off strong challenges from Misco, Equanet, PC World Business and TCN to win the award, which Justin Hume Product Manager, Notebooks, Tablets & Mobile Devices at Insight UK, believes further demonstrates the quality of Insight’s partner service teams.

“This is a wonderful achievement and demonstrates what can be achieved when two organisations work together in a true spirit of partnership. I would like to thank the Lenovo Account team for all their hard work – the great support they’ve given to Insight with has allowed us to exceed our growth objectives with Lenovo,” he said.

This recognition from Lenovo builds on Insight’s recent successes on being awarded Microsoft’s Desktop Partner of the Year, NetApp’s Mid Size Enterprise Partner of the Year, and PCR Awards Reseller of the Year.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Darren Phelps, the SMB and channel director for Lenovo UK and Ireland. He explained, "Insight has played a significant role in the success of our UK business in the last year and we're delighted to reward the team there with our SMB Partner of the Year award. For us, this particular award encompasses not only commercial targets such as acquiring new customers, converting line of business and switching customers from competing brands - but also the importance of teamwork. We work in real partnership with Insight and feel that the team there has gone the extra mile this year and helped to significantly propel our SMB business forward."

About Insight

Insight EMEA is a division of Insight Enterprises, Inc., a leading provider of brand-name information technology ("IT") hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Insight is focused on helping organisations move technology goals forward in the areas of Cloud, Virtualisation, Data Centre, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Networking & Security, Data Protection, Mobility & Point of Sale, and Office Productivity. With approximately 5,300 teammates worldwide, Insight is ranked No. 460 on the 2012 Fortune 500 and generated sales of $5.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2011. For more information, please visit:

http://uk.insight.com
http://twitter.com/Insight_UK
http://blog.insight.com/

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

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