Westcon scoops Avaya EMEA award
Distributor recognised for outstanding revenue growth & partner recruitment
Westcon Group, a value-added distributor for unified communications, infrastructure, data centre and security solutions, has scooped the ‘Best Distributor 2011' award in the EMEA region for Avaya.
The award was presented at Avaya's Connect EMEA Channel Partner Awards 2011 and honoured leading members of the company's partner programme and companies that have demonstrated significant revenue performance, technical expertise and overall growth across key solutions areas.
The vendor, which kicked off a new financial year, also reaffirmed its commitment to a customer-centric, partner-enabled business model across EMEA, recognising the role channel partners played in its success.
"Westcon is undoubtedly a valued partner, and this award recognises the company's outstanding contribution to our business in 2011," said Jan Lawford, senior director, EMEA Channels, Avaya. "During the last year, Westcon demonstrated exceptional technical expertise and an impressive commitment to our business. Through its sales, marketing and service support programs, Westcon also supported both new and existing partners in developing their skills."
Lawford said: "We are asking partners to broaden their commitment to the Avaya portfolio while delivering genuine expertise and value to their customers. Westcon's proactive role in helping partners achieve this, along with an overall commitment to Avaya, is why we recognised Westcon with this award."
"This achievement builds on our deep and longstanding partnership with Avaya," said David Grant, senior vice president, Westcon Convergence Europe. "We work incredibly hard to continually develop our skill set across Avaya's portfolio to effectively align ourselves with their objectives and have the largest number of Avaya accredited staff in EMEA with a proven ability to accelerate partner growth. We are truly honored that Avaya has chosen to recognise Westcon for this commitment."