Target Components has announced that the first ever Shop Talk IT Reseller Awards will take place at its Open Day on September 13th.
Aimed at celebrating independent resellers and their place in both the channel and on the high street, the awards are for independent IT resellers, with winners voted for by independent IT resellers.
The awards comprise ten categories including 'Best Marketing/ Promotional Campaign', 'Best Shop Layout', 'Most Innovative/ Original Service Offering' and 'Best Website'. They are open to all independent IT resellers, regardless of whether they are Target customers or not.
Paul Cubbage, Target's Managing Director, explained: "Indies provide the diversity, local support, expertise and passion that large businesses can't hope to match, yet receive little recognition. Shop Talk is all about supporting independent resellers to help them achieve their ambitions. It's a natural extension that we should recognise achievements and celebrate best practice, and it's important that the awards are exclusively for independent resellers with winners selected exclusively by independent resellers."
The Open Day also marks the Target's 15th Anniversary and will feature all-new Shop Talk business workshops and exhibitions from over 15 vendors, including Cooler Master, ASRock, Veho, BullGuard and Three, as well as Microsoft who will be delivering training sessions throughout the day.
Vendors will be highlighting up-and-coming technologies and products, offering advice and help with existing ranges as well as meeting Target customers. Target expects the event - held at the DeVere Village Hotel in Leeds - to be their busiest yet, topping the 400+ resellers that have attended their previous Open Days.
The evening's celebrations will continue with a meal, bar, casino and entertainment set to go on until the small hours.
For more information on Target Components' 15th Anniversary Open Day, you can visit www.targetcomponents.co.uk