Andy Dow collects the Special Recognition Award

PCR Awards 2013: Samsung, Entatech, Micro-P big winners on the night

The PCR Awards have taken place and the results are in. PCR takes a look at who’s celebrating, and who is nursing sore heads this morning.

The Awards, which took place last night at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, were all about championing the hard work of the technology channel over the last 12 months.

Comedian Terry Alderton hosted the night and gave out 19 Awards over three categories and two special awards. Notably, Samsung won Computing Vendor and also took the Grand Prix award.

There were double winners in Distribution, too, with Entatech winning Software Distributor and Marketing & PR, while Micro-P collected Consumer Electronics Distributor and the Distributor of the Year prize.

Computer 2000’s Andy Dow won the Special Recognition Award, run for the first time this year, which saw finalists nominated and voted for entirely by PCR’s Retail Advisory Panel.

Here’s the full list of winners:


Independent Retailer: Utopia Computers

Specialist Retailer: Ebuyer

Non-specialist Retailer: John Lewis

Reseller: Wyvern Business Systems

Service and Support: PC PAL


Software Distributor: Entatech

Gaming Distributor: Gem Distribution

Consumer Electronics Distributor: Micro-P

Components Distributor: VIP Computers

Peripherals Distributor: Computer 2000

Marketing & PR: Entatech

Distributor of the Year: Micro-P


Business and Utility Software Publisher: Microsoft

Leisure Software Publisher: Blizzard

Peripherals Vendor: TP-LINK

Components Vendor: Western Digital

Computing Vendor: Samsung

Special Recognition: Andy Dow

Grand Prix: Samsung

PCR hopes you had fun on the night. Come back and join us again next year.

The PCR Awards were supported by Entatech as Platinum Partner, KMS Components as Gold Partner, VIP Computers as Drinks Reception Host, Meroncourt as Vendor Category Partner, TP-Link as Distribution Category Partner, Computer 2000 as Frontline Category Partner, Micro-P as After-Show Party Host, Channel Assist as Aftershow Photobooth Partner, Philips/MMD, KMS Components, and Centerprise as Gold Partners, and Mad Catz as Event Partner.

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