Westcon Group Named Polycom EMEA Distributor of the Year 2012

Convergence Business Practice Recognised for Excellence at TEAM Polycom 2012

Burgess Hill, April 18th 2012 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its convergence business practice has been named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Polycom.

Westcon was honoured at Polycom's annual global sales and partner conference, TEAM Polycom, held in Orlando April 1st-3rd. Westcon was also recognised as Partner of the Year in the Benelux region. These awards were given to partners that  demonstrated excellence in sales performance as well as innovation, industry focus, services and integration from a community of nearly 7000 alliance and channel partners.

  About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon’s teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organisation enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customised financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group’s portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Juniper Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, F5, Avaya, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit

David Grant, Senior Vice President, Westcon Europe, commented: "We are delighted to be recognised at this level by Polycom. It is an outstanding achievement and reflects the collective efforts and commitment of our staff and reseller partners. We are seeing strong adoption of Polycom's unified-collaborative solutions and are excited to have now expanded our relationship with Polycom into the Nordics and Italy. We look forward to continued success throughout 2012."

"We are delighted to announce Westcon Europe as Polycom's EMEA Distributor of the Year. This award recognises that Westcon has displayed business excellence in selling Polycom’s solutions and services over the past year and for their ability to demonstrate great customer impact, solution innovation, implementation and optimisation of Polycom solutions to consistently meet the critical business needs of our customer."  Keith Carter, Polycom Vice President for Channel Partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

For more than 25 years, Westcon has built a reputation as the market's leading distributor of convergence technology. Holding relationships with the most strategic players in the market – and offering unmatched experience working with the full range of solutions - Westcon provides the services and support necessary for partners to realize new revenue opportunities associated with the market’s premier unified communication offerings. For more information on Westcon, please "Like" our Facebook page at: and tweet us @WestconPolycom


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