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In this month’s View from the Channel on page 30, Malek Rahimi, Managing Director of BDR Group, talks about the pride he and his team felt when BDR was named Reseller of the Year at a telecoms industry awards event. He describes the win as ‘great recognition of the quality of our team’.
The hard work staff put in day-in and day-out often goes unnoticed and awards are a good way of bringing employees’ efforts to the attention of management and colleagues as well as potential customers. The impact is even greater when team members are there to accept the award in person – we have all seen the joyous, occasionally riotous, celebratory photos online, in company newsletters and in industry magazines.
There are many other reasons to enter awards, some of which we mention on page 18 in the context of Technology Reseller’s own awards. I know from conversations with readers of this magazine and from the press releases I receive daily that in the last 12 months people in our industry have done amazing things that deserve wider recognition and promotion. The flexibility and creativity shown by vendors, distributors and resellers in meeting the needs of their customers at a time of real disruption caused not only by the pandemic but also by problems in the global supply chain, the skills crisis, freak weather, petrol shortages etc. have been inspirational. The accelerated roll-out of digital transformation initiatives across all industry sectors speaks volumes about the success with which the IT channel has responded to the challenges they and their customers have faced.
The Technology Reseller Awards give you the opportunity to trumpet your own achievements and recognise the efforts of employees for all the hard work they have put in. For resellers and vendors, the Distributor Award categories, which are decided by votes cast, are a way to thank and support those distributors that have really impressed you with their service and support over the last year. You can find out more about how to get involved on pages 18 and 19 or by visitingwww.technologyresellerawards.co.uk.
This will be the last issue of 2021, though of course we will continue to publish stories online, so it just remains for me and the whole Technology Reseller team to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
James Goulding – Editor, Jamesg@binfo.co.uk