Friday 14th March/...00:01, London
The inaugural PC Retail Magazine Awards were held last night at the Café Royal, London, where over 300 industry executives gathered to honour, celebrate and reward the industry's high achievers.
Hosted by comedian Bob Mills, the PC Retail Awards rewarded companies across 15 categories voted for by a panel of industry experts pooled from the magazine's influential readership. In addition, a special overall 'Grand Prix' Award was presented by the magazine's editorial team to a company which has taken great strides in the sector over the past 12 months.
The biggest winners on the night were Entatech which picked up both sales awards, whilst Gem bagged the night's biggest accolade: The PC Retail Grand Prix Award. John Lewis was crowned best High Street multiple retailer, whilst YoYoTech was voted the High Street's best independent.
PC Retail (incorporating CTO) is the only trade magazine dedicated to home computing. It is read by 15,000 members of the PC trade, including independent retailers, multiples, value-added resellers, system builders, distributors and vendors.
Its emphasis on quality editorial such as interviews, sector guides and news analysis draws the PC retailer and reseller community together with the common interest of ensuring the most desirable products and services are made available to the UK consumer and small business markets.
Stuart Dinsey, managing director of Intent Media, publisher of PC Retail, says: "Up until now, the PC retail and reseller sector has been poorly served in terms of recognition, but even we were surprised by the enthusiasm for the inaugural PC Retail Awards. There are some phenomenal companies and individuals driving this hugely important business - and we're delighted to, finally, celebrate their endeavours with such a prestigious event."
The full list of winners is as follows:
HIGH STREET INDEPENDENT
HIGH STREET MULTIPLE
VALUE ADDED RESELLER
BEST TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SALES TEAM: HOME
SALES TEAM: BUSINESS
MARKETING AND PR TEAM:
SALES TEAM: HOME:
SALES TEAM: BUSINESS:
MARKETING & PR TEAM: HOME:
MARKETING & PR TEAM: BUSINESS:
S PECIALIST VENDOR:
For more information about the PC Retail Awards please contact:
Lisa Foster - Managing Editor, PC Retail
01992 535646 / Lisa.Foster@intentmedia.co.uk