Target Components is celebrating 20 years in the business with the return of the ShopTalk National IT Reseller Awards at its annual open day event in September.
The awards are open to all types of independent resellers – from bricks-and-mortar retailers and etailers, to consultants and repair specialists.
Designed to celebrate their achievements and importance in the channel, the awards cover eight different categories across a range of activities such as marketing, business ideas and social media, with the resellers themselves voting for the winners.
“The ShopTalk awards are the climax to the Open Day, a genuine celebration of those on the frontline. They’re there primarily for resellers to share experiences and best practice with each other. Target’s involvement is minimal, other than providing the awards criteria and means to take part – we don’t even vote for the winners, resellers do,” said Paul Cubbage, Target’s managing director.
“2018 marks our 20th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with the people who’ve supported us? We’ve seen some big high-street names disappear in recent years but the indies are resilient. The awards are a way for them to shout about what they do, day in, day out. And by having their peers as judges in deciding the winners, the credit is genuine and nothing to do with spend or personal preference.”
The distributor is set to host over 30 different exhibitors as well as a number of business workshops during this year’s open day.
Nominations for the awards are open now, with the winners being announced during the gala dinner in the evening of the open day on 21st September in Bradford.