Well, we finally found out whodunnit and whowunnit! It truly was a ‘Gala’ event like no other. We had of course hoped to pull off a physical event in Brighton but unfortunately and unsurprisingly that couldn’t go ahead. But, as always, our community knows how to come together to truly make it a night to remember, wherever we may all be across the globe.

We kicked off with a few updates from our vendor partners, Terra, AppRiver, and Liongard who joined us from the US. Thank you as always for your contribution and commitment to the Group.

An award announcement followed for our vendor partners (full list below), and a few words from their representatives. We had a strong list of finalists full of well deserving companies and individuals, it was tough whittling them down to just one in each category.

But then, a murder most foul shook us all! Poor Laurel Hardy dropped to her untimely death in front of us all – but whodunnit?! Our murder mystery began unravelling with twists, turns, and the appearance of more than one unsavoury character.

Thank you to our willing volunteers for being good sports and playing a part: Ron Weatherup, Mark Matthews, Alicia Shepherd, Peter Hough, Scott Clark, Becky Manning, Troy Midwood, Richard Alford, Perry Ashby, and John Snyder – it wouldn’t have been the same without your comedic timing and choice of outfits!

So, whodunnit?! You just had to be there to find out.

With the mystery solved, and Pearl Button safe from another outfit change, we moved on to our member awards. As with the partner awards, there was stiff competition across the board and all finalists were more than deserving of a win.

MEMBER AWARDS

Technology Service Provider (TSP) of the Year
(sub 1500 endpoints)

Sync IT

MSP of the Year (1500+ Endpoints)
Resolution IT

B2B Reseller of the Year
Holistic IT

Retailer of the Year
Powerhouse Jersey

Member Contribution – Support of Group Preferred Partners
CWL Systems

Member Contribution to the Group
Neal Somaia

New Member of the Year
Lugo IT

PARTNER AWARDS

Partner of the Year
Datto

Biggest Impact New Partner
WatchGuard

Partner Account Manager of the Year
Vicki Edler (Terra Computer)

Distribution Account Manager of the Year
Vicky Siddall (Technology To Go)

Partner (Value Add) Content Delivery
ConnectWise

Specialist Vendor of the Year
Grenke

Distributor of the Year
Ingram Micro

Business Product of the Year
KnowBe4

Consumer Product of the Year
Xiaomi Mi M365 Scooter

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for your continued support throughout one of the most difficult years in business any of us have ever seen. We hope you display your #NGJelly in pride of place, and we’ll see you for a real-life event next year! #LoveNG