• Winners announced for 2018 VOW Venture Awards

        • Manufacturers and resellers who have delivered exception performance in the past 12 months have been recognised with the announcement of the winners of the VOW Venture Awards. 

          The nine award categories reflect the journey from the design board to the factory, through the account manager to the reseller and on to the consumer. 

          Adrian Butler, VOW MD said, “the UK wholesale channel has been tremendously successful for a long time, and one of the key reasons for this is the collaborative way that we have worked with our partners in the supply chain. I’m talking about both manufacturers and dealers, identifying opportunities, finding efficiencies, driving sales and delivering great service. VOW is really happy to be able to highlight the best-performing of all, and to give them these awards as a sign of our appreciation for what they have been doing.” 

          The winners are as follows:

          Product of the Year - ExaClair for its Forever Filing range

          The Supplier of the Year - Acco Brands who continued to innovate in its product ranges, proactively support promotional activity and deliver exceptional service

          Account Manager of the Year -Claudio Beltramini of Nestlé Professional, who edged out Andy Philips of Bic and Chris Bratt of Kimberly-Clark

          The Newcomer Award - Clare’s Office Supplies. The award is presented to a dealer who is new to the VOW business and who engages across all elements of the business and its programs. 

          There are two awards that relate specifically to product categories that offer resellers the opportunity to extend their businesses beyond traditional office supplies. Awards are presented to resellers who deliver outstanding sales performance in terms of volume and value, real and percentage growth. 

          The Furniture Reseller of the Year was won by Office IS and the Facilities Supplies Reseller of the Year went to ACS Business Supplies. 

          The Reseller of the Year recognises outstanding sales performance, commitment and engagement and is split into three categories to ensure that all resellers have the opportunity to win. The 2018 winners and runners-up were; 

          Red Reseller award 

          Winner: Office 1st Ltd
          Runners-up: Blutex and European Cartridge Brokers Ltd 

          Gold Reseller Award 

          Winner: The Office Works
          Runners-up: CPS Office Supplies and Compleat Office Solutions 

          Diamond reseller Award 

          Winners: Complete Business Solutions Runners-up: ACS Business Supplies and Commercial 

          Helen Wade, VOW Marketing Director added, “this year we saw exceptional performance from so many suppliers and customers it was incredibly difficult to whittle it down to 9 awards. I wish we could have given out 90. We are delighted for all of the winners and they, along with all of those who made the shortlists, should be very proud of their achievements. Members of our Senior Management Team will be presenting the awards to the winners in their own premises, so we can say thank you to everyone involved personally.” 

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE Channel Info online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the Channel Info app

        • Related Articles

        • BOSS Business Supplies Charity Day to go ahead

          BOSS Business Supplies Charity Day to go ahead

          Friday 30th Apr 2021
          This year’s annual BOSS Business Supplies Charity Day is being held on 15th September at Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, the same date, and venue as the BOSS AGM, which will take place at the beginning of the day. The Charity Day offer...Read More...
          Dedicated VOW Account Management Team for Office Friendly members

          Dedicated VOW Account Management Team for Office Friendly members

          Monday 26th Apr 2021
          VOW Wholesale and Office Friendly have announced a new and exclusive dedicated VOW Account Management Team due to be introduced over the next month. Officially launching on 1st May this team will work closely alongside the Office Friendly Business De...Read More...
          Ocean Media Group encourages consumers to #shopstationery

          Ocean Media Group encourages consumers to #shopstationery

          Friday 9th Apr 2021
          Ocean Media Group is using its stationery brands to spearhead a campaign encouraging consumers to support the high street and independent retailers, as non-essential retail reopens on 12th April in England. Stationery and gift retailers were forced ...Read More...
                • About Us

                  Channel Info is the leading source of business news and information for the office dealer and reseller market. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, supplements, website, digital editions, apps, newsletters and bespoke communications with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the team behind Channel Info has over 60 years experience collectively in the office products, furniture, equipment and technology markets Channel Info continues to develop and adapt in order to meet the changing information needs of its readers.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue