Marlow, UK, 24 October 2013 – Softcat has won Dell’s ‘EMEA Platinum partner of the Year’ award and ‘UK Reseller of the Year 2013’ award following a strong financial year that has seen it grow revenue across Dell’s product portfolio by 64%. After appearing on the stage earlier in the day as part of Michael Dell’s keynote speech, Softcat’s chairman Martin Hellawell and the Softcat Dell team accepted the awards last night at the Dell Partner Direct EMEA Solutions Conference in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse. Nearly 400 people attended the invitation-only conference and awards ceremony.
As a Dell Premier Partner, Softcat designs, delivers and supports a range of Dell products from server, networking and storage through to virtual desktop infrastructure. Dell has previously recognised Softcat’s performance with its UK and EMEA Partner of the Year awards.
Martin Hellawell said of the awards, “Dell is a key partner for us, and we’re not the kind of business to rest on our laurels on the basis of previous success. It’s incredibly important for us to maintain and improve our performance as a leading partner, and these awards serve as recognition of our determination to remain competitive and maintain customer service excellence. We’re delighted to have achieved these accolades.”
Softcat has won a number of partner awards and accreditations in recent months as a result of its concerted sales efforts. It recently announced its new status as a Cisco Gold partner and HP Platinum Partner. Its commitment to partners is reflected in its overall company growth; this year it announced 30% growth, which took its turnover to £400m.
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by the then chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs 600 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £400 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 8,000 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.