Arden Group Clear Winner of New Partner of the Year Award

Arden Group, has been recognised with the Sophos 2017 New Partner of the Year Award for outstanding performance.

Working with Sophos for only a year, Arden Group was a clear winner of the accolade after consistently exceeding quarterly sales targets – leading to the company being promoted from Silver to Gold partner level in the final quarter of its first year, which has never before been achieved. In addition, Arden Group won the greatest amount of organic new business in a calendar year among all partners, adding further justification for its success.

L-R: Michael Valentine (Senior Vice President World Wide Sales), Julian Shaw (Arden Group), James Vyvyan (Regional Vice President UKI & Western Europe), Matthew Butcher (Arden Group) and Kendra Krause (Vice President Global Channels).

Julian Shaw, who takes up the position of Technical Director at Arden Group following the acquisition, accepted the award at an international ceremony in Lisbon. He commented: “Surpassing all of our targets with time to spare is no mean feat, and is testament to the expertise and proactivity of our team. We’ve invested considerable time in comprehensive training for all the team involved, including putting technical staff through the Sophos Academy, and it’s paid off substantially. What’s more, as the Sophos portfolio is continually expanding and evolving, there’s real opportunity for sustained growth.”

Announcing the award win, James Vyvyan, Regional Vice President at Sophos, credited Arden Groups’ commitment to offering customers “award-winning, next-generation network and endpoint protection” and praised the team for a “tremendous year”.

The award win follows the acquisition of CBS by Arden Group – which brings the two industry specialists together to deliver a fully converged IT and telecoms solution. Julian continued: “As part of Arden Group we will continue to build on our success within this field, bringing security to the fore as a key component of our complete managed service offering.”

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