Softcat wins the double at Sophos partner conference

Marlow, UK, 14 May 2012 – Softcat won two major awards – Partner of the Year and Corporate Reseller of the Year – at the EMEA Partner Connections 2012 conference hosted by Sophos, the developer of security software and hardware, at the Grand Hotel Princesa Sofia in Barcelona.

The IT provider is Sophos’ biggest partner in the corporate market. It generated £3.2m revenue from Sophos products in the year ending 31 March 2012, which represents a 28% increase on last year’s sales. Softcat attributes much of this growth to new business: its Sophos sales to new customers in the last year were roughly twice what any other partner achieved.

Dave Simpson, Softcat’s commercial director, attended the awards breakfast and collected the trophies. “We would like to thank our colleagues at Sophos for helping us to win these awards,” he said. “Their mobile security and encryption products are very popular with our customers at the moment. It also helps that we enjoy such a positive relationship at every level within the organisation.”

James Vyvyan, director of channel sales at Sophos, said, “The team at Softcat never fails to impress. We are proud to call them our Partner of the Year. This is a tribute to their outstanding year-on-year revenue growth and burning passion for customer service.”

The Sophos Partner of the Year and Corporate Reseller of the Year are the latest awards 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, Mimecast Partner of the Year (for the fourth year in a row), Symantec Commercial Partner of the Year, Websense EMEA Triton Partner of the Year, and Sophos Mid-Market Reseller of the Year. In 2011, Softcat became the first company to retain Reseller of the Year at the CRN Channel Awards.

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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 1,500 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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Softcat won two major awards – Partner of the Year and Corporate Reseller of the Year – at the EMEA Partner Connections 2012 conference hosted by Sophos
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The team at Softcat never fails to impress. We are proud to call them our Partner of the Year. This is a tribute to their outstanding year-on-year revenue growth and burning passion for customer service.
James Vyvyan, director of channel sales at Sophos
We would like to thank our colleagues at Sophos for helping us to win these awards. Their mobile security and encryption products are very popular with our customers at the moment. It also helps that we enjoy such a positive relationship at every level within the organisation.
Dave Simpson, Softcat’s commercial director