Colt announces winners of its 2009 European Partner of the Year Awards


Colt, a leading provider of business communications and IT managed services, has announced the winners of its pan-European 2009 Partner of the Year Awards. UK partner, G3 Network Services, won the “New Partner of the Year” category, in recognition of its knowledge, commitment and capability in selling Colt products and services since it became a Colt partner in 2009.

Based in London, G3 Network Services designs, delivers and maintains converged voice and data networks for business customers across the UK using best-of-breed solutions from partners such as Colt.

Rob Jupp, UK Business Unit Director, Midsize Business Division, Colt said, “The indirect model is key to Colt’s business, which means we need to be working with the very best partners across Europe, such as G3. Our Partner of the Year awards scheme is a core aspect of our Community partner programme and we use it to recognise the achievements of our partners at both a local and pan-European level. The standard of entry for 2009 has been excellent and we are delighted to be working with so many high quality partners in the UK and across the region.”

NEWBT Srl from Italy won the prestigious European Partner of the Year award for 2009. This award recognises NEWBT Srl as Colt’s most complete partner in 2009, adding value through their professionalism, quality and financial results, while simultaneously helping to maintain Colt’s position as Europe’s leading information delivery platform.

Other European category winners were as follows:

Sales & Marketing Agent of the Year: ASTERICS SOLUTIONS (France)
Recognised for successfully growing their Colt customer business.

Sales & Marketing Reseller of the Year: Ergatel (Belgium)
Recognised for successfully adding and growing their own customers on the Colt network.

Innovation Partner of the Year: alba technology (Spain)
Recognised for building novel value-added solutions on Colt’s network which clearly meet customer needs.

Business Win of the Year: GW Kom e.K (Germany)
Recognised for a significant transaction of strategic importance to Colt which exemplifies a win-win situation for all parties.

These partners were announced at Colt’s Partner of the Year event, which took place in Madrid last month and was attended by Colt’s top 100 partners. At the event Colt shared its 2010 business strategy and latest developments and gave partners the opportunity to speak openly with Colt executives including Rakesh Bhasin, CEO and Richard Blaustein, Managing Director, Midsize Business Division.

About Colt

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information. Colt is an established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers. Colt operates a 13-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

For more information, please contact:
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