In the immortal words of Sahlamar “We’re gonna make this a night to remember…” and it was! The NG annual Gala and Awards 2018.

What a day – full of extreme learning, exploring and networking with the best people in the Channel in the glorious sunshine of Brighton!

What better way to start the Annual Gala & Awards event than by engaging our members in a morning of insightful knowledge exchange and peer learning. In the true spirit of Network Group, members shared their insights on leadership and business philosophy and followed this up with a practical accountability session.

The vendor-centric element of the day was launched by Epson, with an exciting and inspirational headline presentation. Members then had the opportunity to meet old and new vendor partners at the exhibition, where debate, enquiry, conversation and laughter resulted in a lot of common ground and opportunities for all.

We need to offer our heartfelt thanks to our key sponsors for their contribution to the day. Our Gold Sponsors, Auvik, ConnectWise, Datto+Autotask, Continuum, HP PC & HP Print and Webroot who delivered key Focus Sessions throughout the afternoon, providing insights into making our businesses more profitable and our wonderful Silver and Bronze sponsors who created such a buzz in the Exhibition hall, making the day a huge success.

We enjoyed a fabulous evening of entertainment with music from Henson’s Hot Club and comedy from the remarkable Justin Moorhouse.  A massive thanks to all of our guests, members and partners for their generosity in supporting our chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK. We raised a not-too-shabby £5,500!

It was a bittersweet day, as our Chairman Wayne Cockerill bid farewell to the group after a mammoth 15-year service as captain of the ship – with a memorable tribute from MD Phyl Morgan in the medium of song! The Group will forever be grateful for his leadership through good times and interesting times – here’s to the future of NG, and another hugely successful year for all.

Network Group Awards 2018 – WINNERS

Network Group Best Growth In Spend – MIGHTY MICRO

Network Group Retailer of the Year – UTOPIA COMPUTERS

Network Group Vendor Account Management of the Year – MARK TAYLOR & OSCAR BARRIENTOS: CONTINUUM

Network Group Business Product of the Year – Microsoft 365

Network Group Consumer Product of the Year – HP PCs & LAPTOPS

Network Group Distribution Account Management of the Year – EXERTIS TEAM

Network Group Business to Business Reseller – ATG-IT

Network Group Vendor of the Year – EPSON (UK)

Network Group Specialist Vendor of the Year – CONTINUUM

Network Group Distributor of the Year – INGRAM MICRO

Network Group Specialist Distributor of the Year – UFP

Network Group Greatest Impact Partner – TERRA

Network Group Managed Service Provider – URBAN NETWORK

Network Group Special Recognition Award 2018 – DAVID HORTON: GRENKE

Congratulations to all nominees, finalists, and our worthy winners