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ProVu Awarded European Distributor of the Year by Sangoma!

We’re delighted to have been awarded European Distributor of the Year by Sangoma!

Having been distributing Sangoma products for over five years, we have worked hard to develop our services around the Sangoma offering. We’re thrilled to have been recognised for our efforts – Thank you to Sangoma for their continued support, we look forward to achieving more great results in 2018!

ProVu Shortlisted for ‘Best Convergence Distributor’ Award in 2017 Comms National Awards

We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the ‘Best Convergence Distributor’ award in the Comms National Awards. As one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the Channel, to be named a finalist is a huge achievement for the ProVu team.

Now in their 16th year, Comms Dealer created the awards to recognise excellence within the Channel. With categories covering a variety of reseller, vendor and distributor awards, the ceremony is a key event in the Channel calendar.

Taking place at the Hilton Park Lane, in London on the 12th October we are looking forward to joining our fellow Channel partners and celebrating the various successes of the last 12 months.

Also shortlisted for awards are our vendor partners 3CX, Sangoma, Snom, and Yealink, we would like to wish them all the very best of luck.

Congratulations to ITSPA Awards 2017 Winners!

ITSPA Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise) Winner VTSL

The ProVu team had a great day last week at the ITSPA Awards – this year’s ceremony was held at The Tower of London on the Tuesday 9th May.

As proud sponsors of the ITSPA Awards, we would like to congratulate all finalists and winners of the 2017 ITSPA Awards. Having sponsored the awards for the last 5 years, we believe the ITSPA Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements in the industry over the last 12 months, and this year saw some exceptional accomplishments!

For those who have missed it, here is a list of this year’s winners and highly commended entries:

Award Winners
Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise) – Hello Telecom
Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise) – VTSL
Best Business ITSP (Corporate) – NFON
Best VoIP CPE – Panasonic
Best VoIP Infrastructure – Gamma
Best VoIP Innovation – Edgewater Networks
Best ITSP Reseller – Arrow Business Communications
ITSPA Members’ Pick – NICC
ITSPA Champion – Peter Cox

Highly Commended
Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise) – Voipfone
Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise) – Orbtalk
Best VoIP CPE – Snom
Best VoIP Infrastructure – aql
Best VoIP Innovation – Vonage
Best ITSP Reseller – Sprint Convergence


Kate Stolworthy, Muhammad Bajwa, Darren Garland and Alison Mattimoe – Enjoying a day out at The Tower of London

ProVu Shortlisted in the 2017 Comms Business Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Distributor of the Year award in the 2017 Comms Business Awards!

Due to take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on 15th June the awards will be hosted by comedian, Al Murray. We are looking forward to attending the awards and joining our Channel Partners for what is set to be a fantastic night celebrating the various achievements throughout the Channel over the last 12 months.

Congratulations to all finalists, we look forward to seeing you next month!

ProVu Win 2 Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards!

It’s that time of year again when we don the ‘posh frocks’ and kick off the year’s Channel awards. One of the first industry awards in our calendar is the Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards, for which we were shortlisted for five awards! Designed to celebrate the work and achievements of Sales and Marketing teams throughout the Channel, the awards are a great event to celebrate success throughout the industry.

Taking place at the Park Lane Hotel on 4th May myself, our Managing Director, Darren and Sales Team Leader, Anna travelled down to London to attend the awards. Having been shortlisted for five awards, we were sceptical about how we may perform; all 5 awards had strong competition and following our success at last year’s awards, we didn’t think we’d do it again.

Much to our delight, we were named winners of the following awards:

  • Distributor Channel Sales Team of the Year
  • Distributor Channel Marketing Campaign of the Year

We were also thrilled to be highly commended for the Distributor Marketing Team of the Year award.

The last 12 months have seen some great achievements for the ProVu team, with yet another record-breaking year in the bag. We are continuously striving to bring more to the Channel and develop our services. But, for us, there are four core messages that we believe stood out to the judges.

  • We have an incredibly dedicated, passionate team who carry out everything in-house; we do not outsource anything we do.
  • We listen to and value our partners’ feedback, enabling us to tailor our services and develop our sales and marketing strategies in response to this.
  • We hold strong relationships with all of our vendor partners, by working with them closely, we are able to offer them marketing support and run joint marketing campaigns for maximum ROI.
  • We’re a great team and we know our stuff – did you know that over 50% of our team are trained technical engineers?

Compared to many of our fellow entrants, we are a very small team – to be named among them is a great achievement in itself!

We would like to congratulate all finalists and thank our Channel and vendor Partners for your continued support over the past year. But most of all, well done to each and every member of the ProVu team, without your hard work and determination this simply would not have been possible! Here’s to another great year!

We’re listed on the Northern Tech 100 League Table!

We’re delighted to have featured in the Northern Tech Awards for the third consecutive year!

Taking a slightly different approach this year, award organisers GP Bullhound teamed up with Tech North to compile the first ever Northern Tech 100 League table.

Revealed last night at a glamorous awards ceremony in Newcastle, we were thrilled to be named 75th fastest growing technology company in the North!

We would like to congratulate all other companies who featured in the league table and the awards.

For the full list and to read more about the awards, please see the Tech North newspaper.

Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards – We’re shortlisted for 5 Awards!

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in 5 categories in the 2017 Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards! Following our success at last year’s awards, we are delighted to have been recognised among some of the most prestigious companies in the industry for the second year running.

This year also sees the addition of a number of new categories, including Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year and Best Customer/Partner Portal. Our shortlisted categories include:

  • Distributor Channel Sales Team of the Year
  • Distributor Channel Marketing Team of the Year
  • Distributor Channel Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Best Partner/Customer Portal
  • Best Apprenticeship Scheme

The awards are due to take place at the Park Lane Hotel, London on 4th May 2017. We would like to wish all shortlisted companies the very best of luck!

ProVu Shortlisted in Comms National Awards


We are delighted to be named finalists in the 2016 Comms National Awards. Shortlisted for the ‘Best Convergence Distributor’ Award, we are looking forward to attending the ceremony on 13th October at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.

Congratulations to all shortlisted companies, we look forward to seeing you on the night!

2016 Comms National Awards – Have you submitted your entry?


There’s just over 2 weeks to go before the entry deadline for the 2016 Comms National Awards and our entry is beginning to take shape. With a number of awards targeted at resellers and Service Providers, we wanted to share with you some of the categories up for grabs and the benefits of entering the awards.

Categories up for grabs:

  • Best SME Contact Centre Solution
  • Best Enterprise Contact Centre Solution
  • Best SME Vertical Market Solution
  • Best Enterprise Vertical Market Solution
  • Best SME Cloud Solution
  • Best Enterprise Cloud Solution
  • Best SME M2M/Wireless Solution
  • Best Enterprise SME M2M/Wireless Solution
  • The Nine Group Customer Service Award

So why enter the awards?

  • The build up to the awards helps to generate a buzz internally and helps to acknowledge your team’s hard work and dedication.
  • If you are shortlisted for an award you’ll receive free PR and be recognised among other leaders in the Comms and IT Channel.
  • A shortlist announcement gives you something exciting to talk about and share with your customers and stakeholders.
  • Entry is completely free!

To enter, simply register and download the application form from the CNA website, the deadline for entries is 29th July.

Top Tip: Nigel Sergent, Editorial Director at Comms Dealer is always happy to help with any entry enquiries, any questions can be directed to him at:

The Comms National Awards are prestigious awards and having been shortlisted for the past 2 years, we would encourage you to get involved – who knows you could be named champions at the ceremony which will take place on 13th October at the Hilton on Park Lane, London.

We look forward to seeing you on the night and raising a glass to your success!

The ProVu Team.

ProVu Win Independent Software Vendor Award at 2016 Comms Business Awards!


In May, we were named finalists in two categories in the 2016 Comms Business Awards, our shortlisted categories included: Market Maker Distribution Award and the Market Maker Independent Software Vendor award. Last week both our Managing Director, Darren Garland and Sales Director, Ian Godfrey travelled down to London to attend the awards and we are delighted to have been named winners for the Independent Software Vendor award!

Our independent software, ProSys was launched in 2006 and continues to be developed in-house by our development team. For those who are not familiar with ProSys, it is our online portal which allows resellers and service providers to access a range of tools designed to ease the fulfilment of Customer Premise Equipment, more information can be found on our ProSys information page.

As part of our entry process we were asked to submit a case study which demonstrates how ProSys has revolutionised our customer’s processes. For this we chose to focus on how we adapted our systems to work better for a leading Service Provider, here’s a glimpse of some of the work our development team carried out:

Among our range of value added services, we offer zero touch automatic provisioning for phones, and an API that enables resellers and service providers to integrate their services with ours. Through our API, customer orders can be placed on their websites and fed directly through to our despatch queueing system, however sometimes we need to unwrap our services a little to make them work for our partners.

The service provider in question had their own phone provisioning systems and their own ordering systems which they wanted to feed directly through to us in order to automate their order process. In response to this we created a completely bespoke API for them.

Through our developments, ProVu now sit in the middle with this service provider’s orders; we receive the order from them, translate part codes to their own part codes, ship the items and then they pull the order status information back from us to display on their system and populate their own provisioning server.

This particular service provider had a unique set of requirements which were not available elsewhere in the market. As our systems are developed in-house, we were able to solve their problems and they now have a solution which is entirely within their control, but has all the benefits of the automated ProSys workflow.

Our team work exceptionally hard to develop our systems to ease the fulfilment of CPE and it is a great honour to win such a prestigious award. We are delighted to have been recognised among other leaders in the Channel and are very happy to receive such recognition.