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PCR Awards 2015: Everything you need to know

We round up all the essential info about this year’s PCR Awards evening, which takes place this evening (Thursday March 12th).

The event will boast a mix of networking, partying and recognition of achievements in the UK PC and tech industry. Distributors, vendors and retailers will be recognised as usual through a variety of awards and categories. 

Key info

When: Thursday March 12th
Event website:
Where: Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, W8 4PT
Dress code: Smart casual

How to get there

The Royal Garden Hotel is located next to Kensington Gardens; the nearest tube station is High Street Kensington on the District and Circle lines. 

For road directions to the hotel view this PDF printable map. For rail or bus routes to the hotel click here or view the Journey Planner.

It’s also 30 minutes from London Heathrow airport – take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station (15 minutes) where you will need to transfer to taxi or tube for the final part of your journey.

Share your PCR Awards story on Twitter

Make sure you follow @PCR_online on Twitter and use the #PCRAwards hashtag to share your pictures, stories and updates on the night.

Evening schedule

7pm – Pre-dinner drinks and networking
8pm – Dinner
9.45pm – Awards presentation
11pm – Awards After Party (Sponsored by Exertis)
2am – Carriages

How to book tables or tickets

For any last-minute ticket and table enquiries please contact Jess Farnan on or call 020 7354 6001, or alternatively you can book tickets from the PCR Awards website at

How are the awards won?

The winners are voted for by a Judging Panel of 80 to 100 highly regarded representatives from all sectors of the business. They can’t vote for themselves or associated companies.

The top Grand Prix award is picked by PCR.

Our Awards partners

  • Entatech – Headline Partner
  • VIP Computers – Drinks Reception Host
  • Exertis – Aftershow Party Host
  • Acer – Photobooth Partner
  • Smithie UK – Red Carpet Partner
  • BullGuard – Frontline Category Partner
  • Symantec – Vendor Category Partner
  • Intel – Gold Partner
  • Northamber – Gold Partner
  • AOC – Gold Partner
  • The PR Room – Gold Partner
  • PXS Distribution – Gold Partner

The awards

There are 20 awards this year, including new ‘System Builder’ and ‘Online Retailer’ awards. Here’s the full list:

Frontline – sponsored by BullGuard

  • System Builder
  • Independent Retailer
  • National Retailer
  • Reseller
  • Online Retailer


  • Software Distributor
  • PC Gaming & Hardware Distributor
  • Components Distributor
  • Peripherals Distributor
  • Consumer Electronics Distributor
  • Marketing & PR
  • Service and Support
  • Distributor of the Year

Vendor – sponsored by Symantec

  • Software Publisher
  • Peripherals Vendor
  • Components Vendor
  • Computing Vendor
  • Networking Vendor
  • Service and Support

Grand Prix award – the top award of the night is chosen by the PCR editorial team.

See the full list of PCR Awards 2015 finalists here.

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