Softcat is Mimecast’s Premier Partner of the Year for fifth year running

Marlow, UK, 25 May 2012 – IT provider Softcat has won Mimecast’s Premier Partner of the Year award for the fifth year running, thanks to its exceptional sales figures and passion for customer service.

Alan Kenny, general manager at unified email management company Mimecast, presented the award at its black tie event in London last night.

“For the fifth year running, Softcat has added tremendous value to what we do,” he said. “Their hard work and commitment have been instrumental in helping us to retain our customers and maintain our strong year-on-year growth. We are delighted to present them with this award once again.”

Dave Simpson, Softcat’s commercial director, attended the conference and accepted the award. He commented, “We are helping more and more of our customers to enjoy the benefits of Mimecast’s cloud-based approach to email management, removing the need for on-premise storage, reducing risk and improving data security. We would like to thank Mimecast for recognising our efforts, and for being a great company to work with.”

Mimecast Premier Partner of the Year is the latest award in an impressive haul for Softcat in 2012. Already this year, the IT provider has won Cisco Commercial Partner of the Year, HP Gold Partner of the Year, HP Storage Partner of the Year, HP PSG Partner of the Year, Symantec Commercial Partner of the Year, Websense EMEA Triton Partner of the Year, and Sophos Partner of the Year. In 2011, Softcat became the first company to retain Reseller of the Year at the CRN Channel Awards.

For more information please contact:
Robert Hayward
Resonates SLM Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 898 362
softcat@resonates.com
www.resonates.com

About Mimecast
Mimecast (www.mimecast.com) delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimises risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves over 5,000 customers worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.

About Softcat
Softcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 400 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £200 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 2,000 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.

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About SoftcatSoftcat (www.softcat.com) is a leading provider of software licensing, hardware, security and related IT services. Softcat, founded in 1993 by chairman and majority shareholder Peter Kelly, remains privately owned and currently employs more than 500 people. It achieved a turnover in excess of £300 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 5,000 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.

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IT provider Softcat has won Mimecast’s Premier Partner of the Year award for the fifth year running, thanks to its exceptional sales figures and passion for customer service.
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We are helping more and more of our customers to enjoy the benefits of Mimecast’s cloud-based approach to email management, removing the need for on-premise storage, reducing risk and improving data security. We would like to thank Mimecast for recognising our efforts, and for being a great company to work with.
Dave Simpson, Softcat's commercial director
For the fifth year running, Softcat has added tremendous value to what we do. Their hard work and commitment have been instrumental in helping us to retain our customers and maintain our strong year-on-year growth. We are delighted to present them with this award once again.
Alan Kenny, general manager, Mimecast