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Telstra, Dicker Data, Spark NZ and Ingram Micro NZ win big at Poly A/NZ awards 

By Shannon Williams, Wed 22 Sep 21

Poly has announced the winners of the Poly A/NZ Partner Awards, a programme that recognises exceptional channel partners who have achieved incredible success through leadership, innovation and resilience in the region.

Held via a virtual awards ceremony. Spark NZ was named NZ Partner of the Year with Ingram Micro NZ taking out the title for New Zealand Distributor of the Year. Telstra was awarded AU Partner of the Year, while Dicker Data took out the gong for Australian Distributor of the Year

Andy Hurt, Poly A/NZ managing director, says it was extremely difficult to pick the winners from an outstanding group of finalists.

"We are delighted to honour these exceptional partners, who have weathered a very challenging year yet still delivered service excellence to customers," he says.

"The standard of all the finalists was exceptionally high, with all entrants going above and beyond to meet the needs of our joint customers. 

"We have seen our resellers smash sales targets, excel at providing hybrid solutions, and overall offer amazing support to customers trying to navigate the 'new normal' of distributed working and difficult lockdowns."

While this year's awards were held as a virtual ceremony, Poly says the recognition of the winners achievements is no less a celebration.

"Telstra won our Australian Partner of the Year awards for achieving the greatest number of sales as well as demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions," Hurt says.

"Similarly, the New Zealand Partner of the Year celebrates Spark NZ for continuing to collaborate and grow with Poly. We congratulate all our winners and look forward to another productive year."

The full list of 2021 winners include:

Reseller Award Categories

Reseller - Emerging Partner of the Year: PB Technologies

Reseller - Enterprise Smasher: Telrex

Reseller - AV Partner of the Year: One Diversified

Reseller - Hybrid Solutions Partner: Data 3

Reseller - Call Centre Partner: Optus

Reseller - Services Partner of the Year: Telstra

Reseller - NZ Partner of the Year: Spark NZ

Reseller - AU Partner of the Year: Telstra

Distributor Award Categories

Distributor - Best in Class Marketing Campaign: Ingram Micro NZ

Distributor - Most Valuable Player: Kate McElhinney

Distributor of the Year - AU: Dicker Data

Distributor of the Year - NZ: Ingram Micro NZ

Individual Award Categories

Individual - Technical salesperson of the year: Greig Hodgins, POMT

Individual - Salesperson of the year: Brett Dwyer, IComm

Award winners are part of the Poly Partner Network, a global ecosystem of alliance and channel partners. More than 7000 Poly Partner Network members embrace and extend Poly;s open standards-based video collaboration solutions to deliver comprehensive UC&C solutions for the enterprise as well as applications to support a growing number of use cases across vertical industries such as healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, financial services, media and entertainment. 

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