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Awards recognise those demonstrating excellence across seven categories during the past 12 months

11th March 2013 – At a gala dinner in London on Friday night, Insight UK hosted its Channel Partner Awards evening recognising those partners who have shown excellence across seven categories during the past 12 months.

Now in their 5th year and based on votes from the Insight UK sales teams, the annual awards are announced at a ceremony following the Insight Technology Show in London which was attended by thousands of the global technology leader’s UK clients.

Among those recognised for their endeavours were Lenovo, Symantec, Dell, Polycom, HP, Adobe and Cisco.

With the votes having been counted it was announced that Lenovo had scooped the award for Hardware Partner of the Year, with Symantec taking the Award in the Software category.

Praised for its work within the Public Sector, Dell topped the list here, while the award for Specialist Partner of the Year went to Polycom.

On the evening two awards were also presented to individuals who had stood out during the past 12 months. At Adobe, Nicola Chenery was commended as Partner Account Manager of the Year for Software, with Gary Read of Cisco getting the nod as Partner Account Manager of the Year for Hardware.

As the evening drew to a close HP was awarded Overall Partner of the Year to rapturous applause.

“At Insight we’re very lucky to hold relationships with some of the finest technology vendors in the world right now,” said Stuart Fenton, President Insight EMEA. “Our partners are critical to our success and the awards enable us to recognise those who’ve demonstrated first-class skills within their field during the past year.”

The full list of Insight Channel Partner Award Winners were:

* Hardware Partner of the Year - Lenovo

* Software Partner of the Year - Symantec

* Public Sector Partner of the Year - Dell

* Specialist Partner of the Year - Polycom

* Overall Partner of the Year - HP

* Partner Account Manager of the Year – Software - (Adobe) Nicola Chenery

* Partner Account Manager of the Year Hardware - (Cisco) Gary Read

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, 2012. For more information, please visit:

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