It was like no time at all had passed.
We were back in Brighton for the 12th annual Network Group Exhibition, Gala & Awards this week, catching up with old friends, peers, and partners, and welcoming lots of new faces into the fold.
We started out on Tuesday afternoon with a peer-led roundtable facilitated by members Scott Clark of Think Cloud and Michael Morgan of Morgan & Morgan, before heading into a security focus group with partners ConnectWise, and an evening in the bar catching up.
The big day finally arrived and Chairman Perry Ashby welcomed everyone back into the room with NG Business updates, followed by an introduction from our headline sponsors Ingram Micro, and a keynote from the actionable futurist Andrew Grill. Chris Atkinson led us through a session on how to make a good team great, and off into focus sessions we went. Partners Ingram Micro, Datto, and TechInsure were up first, followed by ConnectWise, Pax8, and TTG Telco with Gamma.
A quick stop for lunch and networking and the exhibition was open! Partners from across the tech channel joined us to share their solutions and products, and network with the best in the channel.
After much anticipation, the Gala & Awards finally arrived. Once again, Chairman Perry Ashby welcomed us to the room and introduced our chosen charity partners for the event, Andy’s Man Club. AMC were a particularly relevant charity this year, with many people struggling through various lockdowns, lack of interaction, and seismic change in all aspects of life. We’d like to thank all of our members and partners who donated raffle and auction prizes, everyone who took part in Heads & Tails, donated, and bid. Your enormous generosity will provide truly life-saving services for Andy’s Man Club.
We enjoyed some entertainment from magician Ben Hanlin, with many a jaw left open in shock at his tricks and talents! How did that juice get in the can?
And the winner is…
Competition was strong amongst our finalists, after 18 months of providing vital services to their customers both our Members and Partners were all truly deserving of recognition. And without further ado we’re delighted to announce our winners of the Network Group 2021 Awards are…
MSP of the Year (sub 1500 endpoints)
MSP of the Year (1500+ Endpoints)
Reseller of the Year
Next Generation IT
Retailer of the Year
Member Contribution – Support of Group Preferred Partners
Member Contribution to the Group
New Member of the Year
Partner of the Year
Biggest Impact New Partner
Partner Account Manager of the Year
The Datto Team: Greg Jones & Jed Asher
Distribution Account Manager of the Year
Angela McGlone: Ingram Micro
Partner (Value Add) Content Delivery
Inspiring Content Award
Specialist Vendor of the Year
Distributor of the Year
Technology To Go
Business Product of the Year
Terra 1516 Laptop
Consumer Product of the Year
Terra 1500 Ryzen 5 Home
Congratulations to all of our worthy winners, we'll see you at the next one!