Post stamped best partner

It sounds unlikely, but Australia Post was named Lexmark's Partner of the Year at the printing vendor's Business Partner Awards.

Announced at this year's Indy 300 on the Gold Coast, the gong was passed down for the company's work in the areas of performance, growth, loyalty, vendor engagement and long-term strategies.

Volante Systems was awarded Hardware Channel Partner of the Year; Famill IT - Solutions Channel partner of the Year; Tech Pacific - Supplies Distributor of the Year; Dick Smith Electronics - Supplies Retailer of the Year; Computer Alliance - SMB Reseller of the Year; and Computer Technical Services - Service Partner Achievement.

OEM Print Solutions was recognised as the most successful Channel Partner and Boise Technology claimed Supplies Channel Partner title. The Hardware Distributor of the Year award went to Ingram Micro, and Comsonic Business Solutions obtained the Premium Service Partner of the Year. Upstream Technology won the Customers for Life accolade. Managing director, Neil Tilley, got to drop the green flag and start the main Champ Car race.