CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

    - All categories are free to enter

    - Word limit: 800 words

    - If you are submitting a video entry it must be under 5 minutes

    - All submissions  must be from companies with a UK presence

    - All entries must be submitted by Friday 20 May 2021 at 5pm

    - Additional testimonials, videos and supporting documents are welcomed, but please ensure the main entry does not exceed this word limit

    - All entries must be submitted online. View guide to entering here.

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      Reseller/MSP/IT Service Provider Categories

      Non-Profit Initiative of the Year - Reseller

      The UK channel is notoriously generous when it comes to its charity and non-profit/not-for-profit work. This has been especially true during the pandemic, when they have used their unique position as technology suppliers and experts to benefit wider society. This award will go to the non-profit or charity initiative that has demonstrated the greatest impact over the last 12 months, whether directly related to Covid or another sphere.

      Open to:

      Any reseller, MSP or IT solutions provider, or equally any employee or employees with a reseller/MSP/IT services provider background that has set up a non-profit/not-for-profit or launched a charity endeavour off their own back.

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainable Solution/Service of the Year

      If you work for a channel partner that has developed a packaged service, solution or customer framework that is instrumental in helping clients cut or minimise their carbon footprint, this new category is the one for you. You may have developed the service in partnership with a vendor or ITAD, or even created some intellectual property yourself. The award will go to the most innovative and/or effective offering.

      Open to:

      Resellers/MSPs/IT solution providers/any other breed of front-line channel partner

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainable Customer Project of the Year

      Technology solution providers are playing an important role in helping UK organisations decarbonise. This award will go to the reseller, MSP or IT solutions provider that has delivered the most ground-breaking or impactful sustainable customer project in the last 12-24 months.

      Open to:
      1. Resellers/MSPs/IT solutions providers/any other breed of front-line channel partner,
      2. Vendors, distributors and other channel solutions providers (on projects they have delivered in partnership with a reseller/MSP/IT solutions provider)

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Social Impact Customer Project of the Year

      Using the latest technological innovations, the channel is on the front line of efforts to transform society and make the UK – and world – a better, more equitable place. This award will go to the reseller/MSP/IT solutions provider that has delivered the customer project with the biggest social or community impact over the last 12-24 months. This could be a ground-breaking IoT project that has helped citizens or a community in a particular town or city. It could be a project that has helped the NHS, a school or a non-profit. In any case, the project must have had a positive social impact. NB: this category is distinct from the 'Non-Profit Initiative of the Year' category, which is for charity/non-profit initiatives rather than commercial projects.

      Open to:

      1. Resellers/MSPs/IT solutions providers
      2. Vendors, distributors and other channel solution providers (on projects they have delivered in partnership with a reseller/MSP/IT services provider)

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Clean Energy Leader of the Year - Reseller/MSP

      Organisations of all sizes must play their part in the move to renewable energy as the UK government targets a 78 per cent cut in Co2 emissions by 2035. This award will go to the reseller, MSP or IT solutions provider that can demonstrate the most enlightened use of renewable energy when it comes to its buildings, vehicle fleet, or employee footprint, or can demonstrate the most far-reaching progress in terms of its own carbon reduction/net zero strategy.

      Open to:

      Resellers/MSPs/IT solutions providers/any other breed of front-line channel partner

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. The judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit. They will be looking for strong evidence to back up any claims. Be as candid as you can about your carbon footprint (or estimated carbon footprint) and how this is being addressed.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainable IT Solutions Provider of the Year

      This flagship award will go to a genuine visionary that is leading the way when it comes to sustainability and ESG. Are you at the vanguard when it comes to helping reduce the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of your customers, and within your own organisation? Are you also a wider ESG leader in areas such as social impact and governance? If yes, then this is the category for you. If you have a strong entry elsewhere in these awards, you may also consider entering this flagship category.

      Open to:

      Resellers/MSPs/IT solutions providers/any other breed of front-line channel partner

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit. They will be looking for strong evidence to back up any claims, particularly around carbon reduction.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Distributor/Channel Services Provider Categories

      Non-Profit Initiative of the Year – Distributor/Channel Services Provider

      The UK channel is notoriously generous when it comes to its charity and non-profit/not-for-profit work. This has been especially true during the pandemic, when they have used their unique position as technology suppliers and experts to benefit wider society. This award will go to the non-profit or charity initiative that has demonstrated the greatest impact over the last 12 months, whether directly related to Covid or another sphere.

      Open to:

      Any distributor/channel services provider, or equally any employee or employees with a distribution background that has set up a non-profit/not-for-profit or launched a charity endeavour off their own back.

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Clean Energy Leader of the Year – Distributor/Channel Services Provider

      Organisations of all sizes must play their part in the move to renewable energy as the UK government targets a 78 per cent cut in Co2 emissions by 2035. This award will go to the distributor or channel services provider that can demonstrate the most enlightened use of renewable energy when it comes to its buildings, vehicle fleet, or employee footprint, or can demonstrate the most far-reaching progress in terms of carbon reduction/net zero strategy.

      Open to:

      Distributors/channel services providers

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit. They will be looking for strong evidence to back up any claims. Be as candid as you can about your carbon footprint (or estimated carbon footprint) and how this is being addressed.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainable Distributor/Channel Services Provider of the Year

      This flagship award will go to a genuine visionary that is leading the way when it comes to sustainability and ESG. Are you at the vanguard when it comes to helping reduce the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of end users (via the channel), and within your own organisation? Are you also a wider ESG leader in areas such as social impact and governance? If yes, then this is the category for you. If you have a strong entry elsewhere in these awards, you may also consider entering this flagship category.

      Open to:

      Distributors/channel services providers


      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit. They will be looking for strong evidence to back up any claims, particularly around carbon reduction.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Vendor Categories

      Non-Profit Initiative of the Year - Vendor

      The UK channel is notoriously generous when it comes to its charity and non-profit/not-for-profit work. This has been especially true during the pandemic, when they have used their unique position as technology suppliers and experts to benefit wider society. This award will go to the non-profit or charity initiative that has demonstrated the greatest impact over the last 12 months, whether directly related to Covid or another sphere.

      Open to:
      IT Vendors

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Clean Energy Leader of the Year – Vendor

      Organisations of all sizes must play their part in the move to renewable energy as the UK government targets a 78 per cent cut in Co2 emissions by 2035. This award will go to the vendor that can demonstrate the most enlightened use of renewable energy when it comes to its UK buildings, UK vehicle fleet, or UK employee footprint, or can demonstrate the most far-reaching progress in terms of carbon reduction/net zero strategy.

      Open to:

      IT Vendors

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit. They will be looking for strong evidence to back up any claims. Be as candid as you can about your carbon footprint (or estimated carbon footprint) and how this is being addressed.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainable Product/Service of the Year

      Vendor innovation is vital as the IT industry looks to accelerate its sustainable transformation. This award will go to the vendor that has broken new ground with an innovative product, solution or service that is helping the customers it serves via the channel cut or minimise their carbon footprint or boost sustainability. The judges will be looking for solid evidence of innovation in areas such as sustainable product design, circularity or energy efficiency, or around how the product/solution/service helps customers cut or minimise their carbon footprint.

      Open to:

      IT Vendors

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainable Vendor of the Year

      This flagship award will go to a genuine visionary that is leading the way when it comes to sustainability and ESG. Are you at the vanguard when it comes to helping reduce the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of your customers (via the channel), and within your own organisation? Are you also a wider ESG leader in areas such as social impact and governance? If yes, then this is the category for you. If you have a strong entry elsewhere in these awards, you may also consider entering this flagship category.

      Open to:

      IT Vendors

      This category is now closed
      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit. They will be looking for strong evidence to back up any claims, particularly around carbon reduction.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Special Categories

      Sustainable Partnership of the Year

      Collaboration between all tiers of the channel is vital if the industry is to make headway on sustainability. In acknowledgement of that, this new category will recognise the best example of partnership or collaboration between two organisations in the IT channel on sustainability. This is open to any combination of pairings including, but not limited to, vendors, ITADs, distributors, MSPs, resellers, finance firms or consultancies.

      Open to: Any company in the IT channel ecosystem

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your partnership should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Circular Economy Company of the Year

      The UK channel sells billions of pounds of new IT hardware each year. Through its efforts to recycle or reuse this equipment once it has reached ‘end of life’, the winner of this category will be playing a leading role in helping to create a more circular economy. The winner of this award will be a genuine visionary that can demonstrate strong sustainability credentials and evidence of innovation and best practice in their areas of specialism.

      Open to:

      Any company in the IT channel ecosystem

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 800 words outlining why your company should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry. Judges may penalise entries where they feel supporting documents have been used to circumvent the word limit.

      Word limit: 800 words

      Sustainability Unsung Hero

      The channel’s sustainable transformation is being driven as much by passionate individuals as it is by companies. Is there a sustainability unsung hero within your business, or one of your partners? It may be your CEO, or someone working in sales, marketing, HR, accounts or a technical role. If you know someone who fits the bill, please tell us – in 400 words – why they should win this new category.

      Open to:

      Anyone who works in the IT channel

      This category is now closed

      Please write up to 400 words outlining why this person should win this award. You can back up your entry by attaching videos, customer/partner testimonials and any other supporting documents. These should be purely to add context to your entry.

      Word limit: 400 words