Extreme Networks presents UKI 'Partner of the Year Award’ 2020 to long-term partner and IT consultancy NETprotocol

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22 October 2020

Founded in 1996 and with around 2800 employees worldwide, Extreme’s partner conference is always a big event for IT resellers who specialise in the networking space. Taking place over two days on 20th and 21st October 2020, this year’s was one that NETprotocol will remember above the rest!

Not least because the entire event was delivered virtually – but more so because NETprotocol were honoured to accept Extreme’s UKI ‘Partner of the Year’ Award 2020 – a huge achievement for this Yorkshire based IT consultancy in a year where they have seen unprecedented growth, thanks to the outstanding technical excellence of their team, who are each certified to the highest of standards.

“This award is a big deal not just for our business, but for me personally,” comments Paul Walker, Managing Director at NETprotocol.

“It is the 2nd national award we have received from Extreme in three years, having also been presented with ‘Innovation Partner of the Year’ Award in 2018 – a testament to our strength of partnership with Extreme, and for us, a message that we must be getting it right for our clients too,” he explains.

Bringing together their global channel community, Extreme’s Annual Partner Conference offered each attendee the opportunity to access a range of valuable sessions covering Extreme’s roadmap, marketing strategies, and interactive discussions. A range of hosts from Extreme’s leadership team, engineers and industry experts delivered strategic insights, product updates and best practices over the course of the event.

“We would like to congratulate NETprotocol on this achievement,” remarked Holly Anschutz, Head of Channel Sales – UK&I at Extreme. “This award is so very thoroughly deserved and we would like to thank the entire team for their hard work, dedication and support. Long may our partnership continue!”

The award success has come just three months after NETprotocol received news they had been promoted to be just one of an exclusive group of partners who achieved ‘Black Diamond’ status with Extreme, in July this year.

This recognition marked the high level of investment and time the team has committed to obtaining advanced skills and expertise across multiple networking technologies and solutions within Extreme’s portfolio. To achieve this status, a partner must have achieved three Extreme master specialisations.

As a Black Diamond partner, NETprotocol receives premium benefits which will in turn provide a better service to it’s customers and open up opportunities for clients to access the full range of products at highly competitive rates.

“We would like to thank Extreme for presenting this award to NETprotocol and look forward to working in continued partnership throughout 2021 and beyond,” Paul concludes.