• VOW announces Venture Awards finalists

        • With the Office Products industry awards season in full swing, with the announcement of the VOW’s Venture Awards finalist shortlist follows hot on the heels of last week’s BOSS Awards.

          Previously, VOW have announced winners at its Green Light event, which is taking place this year on the 6th December but this year, things are being done differently.

           

          The 2018 finalists are:

          Dealer awards for outstanding sales performance, commitment and engagement

           

          Diamond reseller Award

          ACS Business Supplies Commercial

          Complete Business Solutions

          J G Fenn Ltd

          Total Office

          Whittaker Office Solutions

           

          Gold Reseller Award

          A2B Office Technology

          Compleat Office Solutions

          CPS Office Supplies

          DMG Office

          Phoenix Managed Services

          The Office Works

           

          Red Reseller award

          Blutex

          Buyur

          European Cartridge Brokers Ltd

          Millenium Printing & Stationery

          Office 1st Ltd

          Officexpress Europe Ltd

           

          Product category awards for outstanding sales performance

           

          Facilities Supplies Reseller Award

          ACS Business Supplies

          Complete Business Solutions

          Commercial 

          Nectere

          The Irongate Group 

          Total Office

           

          Furniture reseller award

          Futurform Ltd

          Moorside Office Limited 

          Officescape

          Office IS

          Reflex Office Products Ltd 

          Whittaker Office Solutions

           

          Newcomer award

          Choice Stationery Supplies 

          Clare’s Office Supplies Ltd

          DMG Office Ltd

          George Rose Office Products Ltd

           

          Supplier awards for outstanding service, innovation and support

           

          Supplier of the Year

          Acco Brands 

          Pentel 

          Unilever

           

          Account Manager of the Year

          Andy Philips – Bic

          Claudio Beltramini – Nestlé Professional 

          Chris Bratt – Kimberly-Clark

           

          Product of the Year

          Forever Filing range – ExaClair

          Handiroll Bubble Wrap – Sealed Air

          Rexel Auto+300X with Smartech – Acco Brands 

          Cold In’fuse – Twinings

           

          Adrian Butler, VOW MD said, “for our channel to stay competitive in a dynamic market needs the entire supply chain from factory to consumer to work collaboratively and effectively. This is the one time a year when we get to publicly recognise exceptional performance from some of our key partners in that process, manufacturers, account managers and resellers. It gives us the opportunity to say thank you and show that we value the service that they offer. Being a finalist or a winner opens up lots of opportunity for those on the shortlists to make a splash on social media, in newsletters and conversation with their customers and suppliers. We hope it also gives a boost to them all to know that it’s recognised that they are doing a great job.”

          Helen Wade, Marketing Director added, “whilst it’s nice to receive an award in front of your peers at an industry event, its generally the dealer principal who attends. Their team, who often have the day-to-day relationships with VOW and are responsible for delivering the great performance that we want to recognise, miss out. This year, we will be announcing the winners straight after Green Light, but the winners will be presented with their awards in their own premises by a member of our senior management team. It gives us the chance to say thank you to everyone in a more personal way. We’ll take the principal out for dinner and make sure that the staff get treated too. Everyone’s a winner.”

          The winners will be announced on the 10th December and awards presented soon after.

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