Westcon Group Achieves Named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Jabra

Distributor Recognised for Outstanding Revenue Growth, Strategic Alignment Second Year in a Row

Burgess Hill , UK, February 6th, 2013 - Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its convergence business practice has been named "EMEA Distributor of the Year" by Jabra for the second consecutive year.


Westcon Group wins Jabra award


Westcon was honoured at Jabra's EMEA Partner Conference in Amsterdam January 30th – February 1st bringing together more than 200 partners. Celebrating the "Power of Partnership," award winners were noted for outstanding revenue growth and alignment to Jabra's strategic objectives.


Westcon's sales across unified communications have grown dramatically year-over-year, in line with user demand for headsets as the UC accessory of choice. The acceleration is driven by changing working behaviours, such as an increase in remote and flexible working practices.


Joel Hamon, EMEA President Jabra CC&O, said, "Through close alignment and strong geographical coverage within the region, we have been able to build a robust partnership and business plan with the Westcon team. They have an expert understanding of the requirements today's enterprises face and demonstrate outstanding drive and commitment to growing our mutual business. Westcon also works closely with many of our alliance partners such as Microsoft and Avaya and this has created a solid ecosystem which benefits our partners greatly. We look forward to continued growth in 2013."


David Grant, Senior Vice President Westcon Europe commented, "It is a true honour to receive this award for the second year and recognises the efforts of the collective Westcon team to drive our Jabra business. Westcon has developed a number of initiatives to help onboard partners and support the increasing demand for UC-optimised headsets into our growing UC partner base. We anticipate further growth in 2013."

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About Westcon Group

Westcon Group, Inc. is a value added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Westcon's teams create unique programs and provide exceptional support to accelerate the business of its global partners. Strong relationships at every level of the Westcon Group organisation enable partners to receive support tailored to their needs. From global logistics and flexible customized financing solutions to pre-sales, technical and engineering assistance, the company works with partners to respond with agility and speed to changing market conditions so they can achieve the fastest time to revenue. Westcon Group's portfolio of market-leading vendors includes: Avaya, Juniper Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Polycom, F5, Check Point, and Blue Coat. For more information, please visit:


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