Recognition for your excellence
Nothing shows success like an influencial third party recognising how great you are! it’s so much more tasteful than saying it yourself, right! Plus you normally get a nice night out. This is our list of the awards in the UK that recognise channel excellence and success, whether you are a vendor, distributor, reseller or solution provider.
Many of these awards will influence across regions, but to give it focus I’ve grouped by the main country they aim at and/or where they are based. I’ve also included US/Global awards that influence in EMEA.
|Awards Name||When||Where||Country of focus||Entry deadline||Shortlist||Winners|
|The Channel Awards||28th January 2021||Virtual||Belgium||Complete||View||View|
|Dutch IT Channel Awards||25th March 2021||Virtual||Netherlands||Complete||View||TBC|
|ChannelWorld Awards||31st March 2021||Virtual||Czech Republic & Slovakia||Complete||TBC||TBC|
|European MSP Innovation Awards||27th May 2021||Virtual||European||9th April||TBC||TBC|
|24th June 2021||Royal Lancaster, London||European||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|June 2021||Virtual||Global||24th May 2021||TBC||TBC|
|CRN Sales & Marketing Awards||8th July 2021||TBC||UK||9th April 2021||TBC||TBC|
|CRN Tech Impact Awards||16th September 2021||Virtual||UK||14th May 2021||TBC||TBC|
|Tech Excellence Awards||25th November 2021||Citywest Hotel, Dublin||Ireland||3rd September 2021||TBC||TBC|
|CRN Channel Awards||Announced in April (Usually in November)||Officially TBC, but likely Battersea||UK||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|2021 TBC (The 2020 award winners were announced during the CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference on October 13th and 14th.||TBC||UK||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Usually announced at the Network Group event in July. Date to be announced for 2021||TBC||UK||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|2021 TBC (2020 took place on December 10th)||TBC||UK||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Synaxon Awards||Usually announced at the member conference in August. Date for 2021 to be announced||TBC||UK||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|Channel Excellence Awards||20th Janauary 2022||
G.OP VARIETÉ-THEATER, Munich
|ICT Channel Champions||TBC||TBC||Germany||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|IT Business Distri Awards||TBC||TBC||Germany||TBC||TBC||TBC|
CRN Channel Awards
Their overview – The biggest and most prestigious awards in the channel. Over 20 awards for resellers, distributors, vendors and service providers totally focused on channel excellence.
CRN Sales & Marketing Awards
Their overview – These prestigious awards will recognise and reward the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for making the UK IT channel truly great. The sales and marketing teams sit at the heart of many successful channel businesses and these awards are there to recognise their efforts.
CompTIA UK Spotlight Awards
Their overview – The CompTIA UK Spotlight awards recognise individual and organisational dedication and excellence in bettering the IT industry in the United Kingdom.
UK Cloud Awards
Their overview – The UK Cloud Awards celebrates the diversity, innovation, excellence, customer experience, and digital transformation powered by the cloud industry. Primary technology awards, but does have a cloud channel partner of the year category.
Network Group Awards
Their overview – Network Group is a membership community of resellers and MSPs focused on both B2C and B2B. Each year they recognise and celebrate the members and partners who have succeeded and triumphed.
Their overview – SYNAXON is a reseller buying group and a thriving, dynamic and forward-thinking community that works to advance the development and growth of its members. Each year its members and partners are recognised at the annual conference.
Computing Security Awards
Their overview – The Computing Security Awards are an open vote from Computing magazine readers. Recognising the providers and solutions within the IT security industry. Mainly focused on products, but a number of categories relevant to channel companies.
CRN Tech Impact Awards
Their overview – Technology has tremendous power to reshape the world for the better. The CRN Tech Impact Awards, and also CRN’s wider Tech Impact campaign, will highlight, honour and celebrate those vendors, distributors, IT resellers and MSPs leading the way when it comes to their own environmental and social impact , and that of their technology, solutions and services.
Dutch IT Channel Awards
Their overview – The presentation of the Dutch IT channel Awards is graced by surprising performances, prominent guests and a special episode of IT Inside in which sports reporter Pim Markering talks to Johan Derksen. We will also kick off the campaign of the next edition of the Dutch IT-channel Awards and the theme will be revealed. The show will conclude with the Editor’s choice Award!
The Channel Awards
Their overview – The Belgian Channel Awards is a prestigious event restricted to an exclusive Top and middle management audience of companies active in the distribution to the Belgian market, The Channel.
Channel Excellence Awards
Their overview – The best distributors and manufacturers are recognised by ChannelPartner and Context as part of the Channel Excellence Awards for their performance in the past year.
IT Business Distri Awards
Their overview – Our large-scale reader survey, forms the basis for the award and placement of the award. This means that with your vote you choose the winners of the “IT-BUSINESS Distri Award 2021” in the categories platinum, gold and silver!
ICT Channel Champions
Their overview – Thousands of ICT CHANNEL readers vote between October and November for the Channel Managers of the Year, the ICT CHANNEL Champions.
Czech Republic & Slovakia
Their overview – The ChannelWorld Awards survey is a continuation of the oldest independent survey on the IT distributor of the year , in which business partners in the Czech Republic and Slovakia evaluate cooperation with distributors and manufacturers of information and communication technologies and consumer electronics. Voting for distributors and manufacturers of the year in several categories is announced the ChannelWorld magazine and website .
Tech Excellence Awards
Their overview – The Tech Excellence Awards is Ireland’s principal badge of honour in the IT industry. This Awards programme recognises excellence not only in implementing tech solutions, but also in the business of marketing and implementing technology for business.
European MSP Innovation Awards
Their overview – The European MSP Innovation Awards will celebrate partners – and their vendors – who are serving as extraordinary examples of success in the European managed services market.
European IT & Software Excellence Awards
Their overview – The European IT & Software Excellence Awards will bring together leading Channel Partners, Resellers, System Integrators, ISVs, MSPs, Services Providers, Distributors, Solutions and Marketing Channels from across Europe to demonstrate their ability to provide industry-leading IT solutions for their customers.
2021 Channel Futures MSP 501
Their overview – Every year, MSPs from around the globe throw their hats in the ring to see how they stack up against their peers. The MSP 501 has evolved from a ranking of a handful of partners to an insightful, data-rich, full report that does more than name the top MSPs in the world; it shows you how they got there. Expect 2021 to be our most captivating year yet.
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