Marlow, UK, 11 July 2013 – Softcat has won the biggest HP annual award, HP Gold Partner of the Year, for the second year running, following a year that has seen substantial revenue growth across all areas of the company’s portfolio.
Hundreds of HP industry partners saw the leading IT reseller collect the award last night at the HP Gold Partner Special Forum at the Hilton in Park lane, London. This time last year Softcat collected the same top award along with ‘HP Storage Partner of the Year’ and the ‘PSG Partner of the Year’.
“We are absolutely delighted with this”, said Martin Hellawell, chairman of Softcat. “HP probably enjoys the best channel in the industry with the most established and largest number of partners. To be chosen as the best of the best for the second year in a row amongst such distinguished and well-respected competitors is very humbling. We enjoy a fantastic relationship with every bit of HP’s business – whether that be servers, storage, networking, services, software, security, personal systems or print. I think our ability to sell and support the entire HP range and our leadership position in every category is a major reason for winning this award. The award is testament to the great collaborative work that goes on every day between the teams at HP, Softcat and the thousands of joint customers we serve together.”
Softcat is accredited by HP as a Converged Infrastructure Gold Specialist, and back in February won the HP enterprise Group Excellence Award for EMEA as a result of increased revenues across the portfolio. Over the past few months alone, the company reached the global finals for Microsoft’s Partner of the Year award, and has also won Sophos’ Mid-Market Partner of the Year, Mimecast’s Premier Partner of the Year and NetApp’s Platinum Partner of the Year.
HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. It explores how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realise their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. It applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way its customers live and work.
No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. It provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. It offers consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps it match the right products, services and solutions to its customers' specific needs.
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £300 million in its last financial year and has been profitable since inception, resulting in a strong balance sheet and very firm financial foundations.
The company sells and supports products and solutions from all the world's leading IT companies. On all its portfolio products and solutions it offers a full range of services, including advice and guidance, technical design, product sourcing, implementation, support and project management. It enjoys a trading relationship with over 5,000 longstanding customers, predominantly from the UK corporate sector but also including large enterprises, small businesses and public sector organisations.
As an organisation Softcat cares passionately about two things – outstanding employee satisfaction and world class customer service. It believes the former drives the latter.