Avnet scoops top award for outstanding contribution to the channel in the past twelve months

Bracknell, UK – 2 December 2015 – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor today announced that it has won two top accolades in the UK at the recent CRN Awards. Avnet was named as Distributor of the Year 2015 and Storage Distributor of the Year 2015. Now in their 22nd year, the CRN Channel Awards recognise and reward outstanding performance in the IT channel. Avnet was presented with the awards at the annual CRN Awards gala dinner, held on 19th November, Battersea Park Events Arena, London.

Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, Avnet Technology Solutions, North region, EMEA, said, “Winning the CRN award for Distributor of the Year, in addition to Storage Distributor of the Year, is great recognition of the value that that we are delivering to our customers and suppliers and is thanks to the expertise and hard work of all of our staff. It underlines the leading role that Avnet plays in the industry, working with channel and vendor partners to grow and maintain profitable businesses.”

The CRN Channel Awards is a key event in the IT channel calendar, attended by representatives from many leading companies in the business arena, including resellers, systems integrators, solutions providers and system builders through to distributors and vendors.

Entries for the awards were reviewed by two rounds of judging panels, formed of directors and executives from the IT industry, including the editor of CRN.
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