COLT announces the winners of its 2008 European Partner of the Year Awards


COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, has announced the winners of its 2008 Partner of the Year Awards. Recognised as its top performer and being praised for the part it has played in building COLT’s reputation in the market, Cazalla Gestion from Spain won the prestigious award for 2008 European Partner of the Year.

Carl Robertson, director of product and marketing for COLT’s SME Division, said, “The Partner of the Year Awards programme is a core element of our Community partner programme. It is about promoting COLT’s best partners and recognising their achievements at both a local and pan-European level. We had the very highest standard of entries this year and we are proud to be working with so many great partners.”

In addition to the 2008 European Partner of the Year Award, COLT also recognises excellence in specific categories. The European winners of these categories are as follows:

Natale Oliveri, from Italy: Sales and Marketing Excellence Agency Partner of the Year
Recognised for engaging creatively and successfully with clients, expanding a market and increasing market penetration.

Ecotel communication ag from Germany: Sales and Marketing Excellence Reseller of the Year
Recognised for engaging creatively and successfully with clients, expanding a market and increasing market penetration.

Jean-Philippe Reyss from France: Account Management Partner of the Year
Recognised for managing its customer base most effectively, leading to customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Savecall telecommunication consulting GmbH from Germany: Innovation Partner of the Year
Recognised for combining a deep understanding of customer requirements with its knowledge of COLT’s services to provide an innovative solution that delivers measurable and exceptional business value to all parties.

Redwood Telecommunications from the UK: New Partner of the Year
Recognised as a new partner to COLT which has demonstrated its knowledge, commitment and capability in selling COLT products and services.

Telefonbau Schneider AG from Switzerland: Business Win of the Year
Recognised for a significant transaction of strategic importance to COLT that exemplifies a win-win situation for all parties concerned.

COLT’s local Partner Sales and Marketing teams nominated partners for each of the six categories based on 2008 results. Winning nominees were invited to attend COLT’s Partner of the Year award ceremony in Rome where the 2008 winners were announced. The event, created as a forum where COLT can share its future business strategy with it partners, offers the opportunity for partners to speak openly with COLT executives and hear about COLT’s latest developments while experiencing fine food, drink and entertainment in a spectacular location.

For more information on COLT’s Partner of the Year Awards please click here.

About COLT

COLT is a leading European provider of business communications. COLT specialises in providing data, voice and managed services to major businesses, SMEs 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 18 COLT data centres.

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

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Email: henny.valder@colt.net

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