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We’re celebrating a double win at the prestigious 2023 CRN awards

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The CRN Channel Awards are the most prestigious in the UK IT channel. With hundreds of entries and a rigorous judging process, winning an award is the highest accolade in the UK channel industry.

We’re thrilled to announce that we secured not one, but two accolades at the 2023 CRN awards. The UK awards are a testament to our commitment and dedication to Partner Success and our relentless pursuit of providing top-tier support for our partners. We’ve specifically been recognised for our excellence and innovation in the realms of ESG, networking and communications. We won the following awards:

Best ESG Project/Initiative of the Year

Our dedication to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles led to us standing out for our efforts in implementing sustainable and impactful initiatives. Our commitment to being a responsible business by reducing our environmental footprint, promoting social responsibility, and upholding high governance standards has set a new benchmark within the industry.

We’ve made bold ESG targets and it’s humbling to have been recognised. The judges even called out specifically that ESG is at the heart of everything we do. Here are our headline targets:

  • Net Zero emissions across Scopes 1,2 and 3 by 2025
  • 50% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030
  • 25% reduction in absolute Scope 3 emissions by 2023
  • 80% of our suppliers having science-based targets by 2025
  • 100% renewable electricity powering our global operations by 2030

The award is a testament to our understanding of the importance of integrating ESG programs into our business strategy, signalling a positive direction for the industry as a whole.

Networking/Comms Distributor of the Year:

The second triumph of the night came in the form of the Networking/Comms Distributor of the Year, award, solidifying our position as a leader in the world of networking and communications distribution. Not only is it an honour to win this year, but it’s the third time in a row we have won this award. Our innovative approaches, strategic partnerships, and unwavering commitment to partner satisfaction have undoubtedly set the standard for excellence in the industry.

The double victory for Westcon-Comstor at this year’s awards is a momentous occasion that not only celebrates our achievements but also highlights the importance of ESG initiatives and exceptional distribution practices in the business world. We have a proven track record of helping partners and customers successfully implement and manage complex networking and communications technologies. Our mission to achieve Partner Success is based on:

  • Deep technical expertise
  • Strong partner ecosystem
  • Customer-centric approach

Clive Hailstone, Managing Director, Comstor UK, had this to say about our award wins:

“It’s amazing for our colleagues to be applauded and the Channel Awards gives us the recognition we deserve. The Channel Awards are the ones we all want to win.”

Clive continues:

“It means a great deal to be recognised as the best in what we do. Everyone in our great team contributes to our success, and winning as a team makes it more worthwhile. Being the first global distributor to have our net zero targets approved by SBTi has been another remarkable achievement for us in 2023.”

John Nolan, Managing Director, Westcon UK/I, added:

“In our fast-evolving industry, getting recognition at the CRN awards isn’t just an honour; it’s a validation of our pursuit of excellence. These wins underscore our commitment to Partner Success and the impactful strides we’re making in areas like ESG, leading the way for responsible business practices.”

Our ability to stay ahead of technological trends, provide unparalleled support to partners, and consistently deliver cutting-edge solutions has positioned us as the distributor of choice for many in the field.


Find out more about our Responsible Business Report and Our Networking and Communications solutions.