Essential trade event returns Thursday March 17th at the Lancaster London, lobbying now open

Date and venue set for PCR Awards 2011

Do you deserve a PCR Award? Lobbying has started and the date has been set.

The awards will take place on Thursday March 17th at the Lancaster London Hotel. Now in their fourth year, they will once again provide an evening of entertainment and networking, whilst recognising the best performers across all sectors of the UK trade.

PCR chooses the Finalists per category, but you can lobby for your own company to be considered. You can also lobby on behalf of a supplier or customer.

The categories in the Frontline section are: Independent Retailer, Retail Chain, Store Manager, Online Retailer, Value Added Reseller, Service and Support.

In Distribution: Sales Team, Marketing and PR, Specialist Distributor, Distributor of the Year.

And in the Vendor grouping: Software Publisher, Hardware Manufacturer, Gadget of the Year, Campaign of the Year, Specialist Vendor.

The Grand Prix returns as the highest accolade of the night.

To lobby for a Finalist slot, email, telling us briefly why. Deadline is Friday November 26th.

"Following ever increasing demand, we have decided to move the PCR Awards to the new location of the Lancaster London, a highly esteemed venue which will prove a great venue for us." said PCR publisher Stuart Dinsey. "All the elements that have made the night such as success for three previous years return, and we hope you can all be a part of it.

"One of the key drivers of its success is the transparent judging process, which the trade really appreciates. The fact the event covers all facets of the industry has also made the event tremendously popular, and we were delighted with the response we got from this year’s awards. We look forward to seeing you all in March."

At this year’s awards, over 300 member of the industry gathered to watch Microsoft take home the prestigious Grand Prix, following the strong execution of its latest operating system Windows 7.

EntaTech also performed well, picking up both Sales Team and Distributor of the year prizes in the Distribution category.

In the Frontline category, John Lewis, Amazon and Utopia Computers were among the retailers taking home silverware.

For more information about the PCR Awards 2011 click here.

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