M12 and our connectivity arm Giganet are delighted to have been selected as finalists for two categories at this years’ CRN Sales and Marketing Awards. In April, we submitted our entries for ‘Best Company to Work for – Sub £100m Turnover’ and ‘Best Customer Event’ and were extremely pleased to be shortlisted for both categories.
This marks our first entry to the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards following a year of brilliant business growth, significant marketing investment and on-going industry commendations. The CRN awards recognises the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for making the UK IT channel truly great.
We’re proud to be recognised by industry and local awards bodies for the work we do in providing excellent communications solutions and the support we offer our customers, partners and employees. Check out our recent win at the Business Excellence Award here.
Since our foundation in 2003, M12 has evolved to become a family company. The company culture is overwhelmingly positive because our MD Andrew understands his team, knows how to get the best of all involved and often says they are the reason M12 has been so successful.
It’s also one of the reasons why we hold some seriously impressive retention figures, including:
- 100% staff retention last year.
- 67% of our team have been with us 5 years or more.
- 43% of our team have been with us 10 years or more.
Along with ‘Best Company to Work For’, we are also pleased to be shortlisted for ‘Best Customer Event’ for our recent Connected Solent conference.
We have always wanted to run our own event for local business leaders and also wanted to thank our many valued customers. As we passed our milestone 15th business birthday in 2018 and a huge period of growth in 2019, we decided it was the perfect time.
So, last October we welcomed over 100 guests including customers, contacts and local business leaders to the top floor Flight Deck at the INEOS TEAM UK HQ. This stunning location in Old Portsmouth helped make our event one not to be missed. We kicked off the day with our M12 and Giganet update event for our customers and partners. Guest received updates from our team, our suppliers, INEOS TEAM UK and our brand ambassador, cyclist Dani Rowe MBE. 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder Dani was our headline speaker for the morning event and guests were enthralled by her story.
Our afternoon conference welcomed guests from across the Solent region to learn from industry experts, local leaders and motivational speakers. Our headline guest, Nick Hollis, shared his near-death experience climbing Mount Everest, when he became one of only 500 people in the world to complete the Seven Summits challenge. Connected Solent was a huge success with positive feedback, a great time with our existing customers, and a wealth of new business connections for future growth.
We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for CRN’s 2020 awards and look forward to joining the virtual ceremony. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the awards ceremony will be held online from 14th – 16th July 2020.