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Press Release -- February 18th, 2011
Source: Colt Group
Tags: Exchange

Colt announces UK winners of the 2010 Partner of the Year Awards

Zenhound Ltd. wins UK’s New Partner of the Year award

18 February 2011

Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced the five winners of the UK heat of its annual European Partner of the Year awards. Now in its fifth year, the Colt Partner of the Year scheme is designed to recognise and celebrate Colt’s top performing partners and is a key feature of Colt’s partner programme, Colt Community, which provides partners with extensive channel support.

The winners of this year’s awards are:

  • Sales & Marketing Agent of the Year: Progressive Consulting Limited (PCL)
  • Sales & Marketing Reseller of the Year: niu Solutions
  • Business win of the Year: The Cloud Networks Limited
  • Innovation Partner of the Year: Redwood Telecommunications
  • New Partner of the Year: Zenhound Ltd.

“The winning partners have continued to demonstrate excellence in their field this year and we are delighted to recognise the outstanding contribution that these five winners have made throughout 2010,” said Nastasi Karaiskos, Sales Director, UK & Ireland at Colt. “The standard of entry for 2010 has been exceptional and highlights the high level of quality partners we have in the UK. At Colt, we are committed to working closely with our partners to provide them with the wide-ranging support, tools and training to help them succeed.”

Colt partners with over 600 partners across Europe, including some of the industry’s leading system integrators, value added resellers and specialist agents. Colt Community offers a range of benefits to Colt partners, based on their accreditation as a Platinum, Premium or Select partner. As partners progress to achieve higher accreditation, they become eligible for an increased number of Community benefits. Colt works closely with its partner community to develop long term strategic relationships with continued investment in sharing knowledge and resources to support the channel partners that sell its award-winning portfolio of communications and IT solutions.

Working with Colt provides partners with access to its powerful information delivery platform, combining network and IT infrastructure with expertise in IT managed services, networking and communication solutions to help grow revenues.

Notes to editors

To find out more about Colt’s Community programme, visit the partner recruitment microsite, www.colt.net/NewPartners-uk.

For further information on niu Solutions, please visit www.niu-solutions.com.

About Colt
Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated networking and IT managed services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 19-country, 33,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 38 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 17,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality modular data centres which are rapid to deploy and power efficient.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

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