Telstra has honoured its top performing partners across the channel in Australia, recognising excellence from a host of emerging and established businesses.
Revealed on the eve of Telstra Vantage 2017 in Melbourne, VMtech, Resolution Technology and Leap Consulting were the big winners on the night, taking home enterprise, business and emerging partner honours respectively.
From a distribution perspective, TBS Distribution claimed the top prize, with Insite Communications honoured as a standout International partner and Telarus as the leading US master agent during the past 12 months.
“Our indirect channel is a high priority for Telstra Enterprise as we look at new ways to serve our customers and to accelerate the growth of our Enterprise business," Telstra Enterprise global indirect channels director, Nevash Pillay, said.
"Last night we were thrilled to recognise some standout achievements from our channel partners. The nominees have all demonstrated outstanding sales performance and growth in FY17, a focus on customer advocacy and strong alignment to Telstra’s strategy and values," she said.
The awards highlight the expansion of Telstra’s ecosystem of partners across the country, with 1STEP Communications, Diversus Group, Schepisi, Secure Agility and Vita Enterprise Solutions finalists within the enterprise category.
Meanwhile, Exigo Tech, Jasco Consulting, JB HI-FI, Star21 and TBC Box Hill made the shortlist in the business category, while BNW Consulting, Cloud9 Consulting, Insentra, OutcomeX and Total Secure were recognised across the emerging award.
Winners of the Telstra Annual Partner of the Year Awards 2017 are as follows -
Enterprise Partner of the Year - VMtech
Business Partner of the Year - Resolution Technology
National Distribution Partner of the Year - TBS Distribution
Emerging Partner of the Year - Leap Consulting
International Partner of the Year - Insite Communications
US Master Agent of the Year - Telarus