Canon Europe recognises key partner successes at annual European Premier Partner conference

LONDON, 5 October 2016 – Canon Europe, leader in imaging solutions, recognised highest performing and most loyal Partners at the 2016 European Premier Partner Conference. The annual European Premier Partner Conference was held in Prague and was attended by Canon Europe’s top 60 B2B reseller partners, representing 12 countries across Europe.

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IT@Spectrum receiving the award from Canon Europe. From left to right: Fabian van Hoegee, Sales & Marketing Excellence Senior Director, Canon Europe Markus Naegeli, Executive Vice President, Business & Information Services, Canon Europe Takanobu “Taz” Nakamasu, Executive Vice President of Document Solutions, Canon Europe Ken Sturdy, Managing Director, IT@Spectrum Mr. Yoshinori Ikeda, Deputy Chief Executive of Office Imaging Products Group, Canon Inc

The Conference provided Premier Partners with the opportunity to hear from Canon Inc. VIP, Mr. Yoshinori Ikeda, Deputy Chief Executive of Office Imaging Products Group, as well as from Canon Europe’s Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Directors.

It featured breakout sessions introducing some of Canon’s newest technologies, as well as workshops on service transformation, solutions, and ways in which the breadth of the Canon portfolio could be utilised. There was also an external speaker to promote the importance of digital presence and offer new services to this exclusive group.

The two-day conference included a Gala Dinner at the iconic Lobkowicz Palace in Prague. At the Gala Dinner, an Awards Ceremony was held to celebrate Partners’ success in key business areas including Business Generation, Growth, Solutions, Customer Value and Partner Innovation.

Markus Naegeli, Canon Europe’s Executive Vice President – Business Imaging Group, said of the award winning Partners “We wish to recognise those Partners who show great strength in selling a range of hardware, solutions and services within the Canon portfolio and those who show great innovation achieving new business and targeting new markets.”

Fabian van Hoegee, Canon Europe’s Sales & Marketing Excellence Director added “It is important to further strengthen relationships with our European Premier Partners, both on a European and local level, working in close collaboration to ensure our strategies are complementary.”

Winners of the European Premier Partner Awards include:

Solutions Award
Winner: IT@Spectrum (UK)
IT@Spectrum is a widely respected partner in the solutions space and a company the Canon Partner community considers to be a trail-blazer. The continued growth of the business is fuelled by strong innovations to print more efficiently and automate business processes. Managing Director Ken Sturdy has applied a logical, process driven approach to structuring and growing a customer focused, sales led business that consistently achieves spectacular results.

Business Generation Award
Winner: C’PRO (France)
C’PRO’s long and collaborative relationship with Canon is one that drives joint growth and success. The evolution of C’PRO’s business from a traditional copier vendor to a hugely successful IT company has been driven by President, Pierre-Eric Brenier. C’PRO brings together a blend of quality services and highly skilled support that complements Canon technology in strong customer offerings. This award identifies them for being Canon’s leading Partner in an outstanding field.

Growth Award
Winner: Dustin (Norway)
Dustin has enjoyed impressive success functioning as a link between Canon’s portfolio and customer requirements, working hard to clearly identify the right mix of Canon hardware and solutions to allow customers to remain focused on their core business. The passion and knowledge of their employees contributes to growth in new markets and broadening offerings with services and solutions. This award recognises them for the most outstanding growth out of Canon’s highest performing Canon Partners across Europe.

Partner Innovation Award
Winner: PCI Nederland (Netherlands)
This award highlights PCI Nederland for strong innovative practices within their own business that has led to them winning key customers, as well as earning respect from other Canon Partners for being best in class. Their success with large corporates demonstrates the pro-active support and consultative sales approach they offer along with impressive knowledge of the Canon portfolio to deliver new and innovative paths to profit for their customers. In the last year they have secured a major customer project incorporating uniFLOW across all national locations of a large corporation. PCI Nederland demonstrated pro-active support at all stages of the project that was built around the benefits of uniFLOW to greatly increase the customer’s profitability.

Customer Value Award
Winner: M2 Digital Ltd (UK)
This award recognises a Partner that signed a large deal providing tangible customer benefits, using a range of hardware, software and services from the Canon portfolio. M2 Digital continually demonstrates a strong culture of excellence to successfully transform the print infrastructure of their customers, putting the customer relationship and a strong consultative approach at the heart of all that they do. Their stand-out nomination this year was for recently securing a large deal worth in excess of one million euros with a strong consultative approach and a range of hardware and solutions including uniFLOW and Prisma Prepare.

To find out more about Canon Europe’s partner programme, visit: http://www.canon-europe.com/for_work/partners/

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