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Have you voted for ProVu yet?

You may recall from one of our previous blog posts that ProVu have been nominated again for the Comms Business Distributor of the year award 2015. We were delighted to have won this award in 2014 and would love to win it this year but we need your help as the winner is determined from customer votes.

If you have been happy with the service and support you have received from us over the last 12 months we would be really grateful if you could register your vote for ProVu at the link below. It is a very straight forward process and will take just a few minutes. You will need to register yourself first and then it is a simple matter of registering your vote for ProVu.

Vote here

We really appreciate all your business over the last 12 months and hope that you will be able to find the time to register your vote for ProVu.

ProVu Nominated for Distributor of the Year 2015 in Comms Business Awards

We are delighted to let you know that ProVu have been listed for the second year running as a nominee for the Comms Business Distributor of the Year Award.

As you may recall we did win this award last year thanks to the great effort and support we received from so many of our resellers who took the time to register and vote for us. We would love to win this award again and if you feel that we have provided you with good service and support over the last 12 months we would really appreciate it if you could again take the time to vote for us.

To register your vote you will just need to visit the Comms Business Awards web page which you can find here. And in order to place your vote you will need to register yourself which takes around 1 minute.

Many thanks for your time and business over the last 12 months and we very much hope you will be able to vote for us.

Distributor of the Year award

A few months ago ProVu were nominated along with 25 other companies for the Comms Business Distributor of the Year Award. ProVu have never really been involved in anything like this before and there was a ripple of excitement around the office when we were nominated. We decided that we should ask our customers if they would be kind enough to vote for us to give us the best shot of being short listed for the award. Unlike most of the awards at this event the winner is decided by a readers vote and not by a panel of judges.

I have to say I was extremely sceptical about our chances of winning. If you do not know, ProVu are a niche distribution house specialising in VoIP and although we are successful and growing we are a relatively small company compared to some of the fellow entrants for the award. Because of our size I felt it was an extremely long shot for us to be able to out gun the competition on customer votes.

To our surprise and delight a few weeks ago we found out we had been short listed into the finals along with 4 other distributors. There was much talk in the office about what are chances were and who was going to get to go to the awards to see Jimmy Carr! I was working out the best way of leveraging any PR we could make out of being short listed. I think at one point I said to the team; we have only a few weeks to make the most out of this news as when someone else wins it will be very old news.

So on Thursday evening last week, Ian Godfrey (ProVu Founder and Sales Director) and I were sat in the ball room of the Lancaster Hotel in London for the awards. Much to the disappointment of some of the team we had pulled rank and decided we were going. For both of us it was our first time at the awards, I was a little surprised at the scale of the event, there was a lot of people in the room and it looked just like the type of awards ceremony you see on the TV, with big screens, auto cues, a camera crew etc etc. We had a great meal, Jimmy Carr did a great set and then we won, for those sat on our table they can probably verify that it was a bit of a surprise. The rest of the night was a bit of a blur, but we managed to get the trophy back to the office the next day and raise a glass with the team.

I have spent the weekend mulling over how we could have possibly won and I have come to a rather pleasing conclusion and that is we must care very much about our customers and in return they care enough about us to make this award happen for us, which makes me very happy indeed.

I did not get the chance to make a speech when we picked up our awards and so I have chosen this blog post as the vehicle for my thanks, so:

To the ProVu Team I would say a huge thanks for all your commitment, dedication and hard work and if this award teaches us one thing it is to remember our business is all about the customers, because without them we would be nowhere. So please keep it up.

To our customers I would just like to say – Thank you, we are very grateful.

Darren

Distributor of the Year 2014 finalist

Comms Business Awards 2014 Finalist - Distributor of the Year
We are pleased to announce that ProVu have been short listed as a finalist in the Comms Business ‘Distributor of the Year’ Award 2014. There were originally twenty four distributors nominated for the award and as a result of the readers vote we are now down to the last five.

This year’s awards will take place on the 19th June at the Lancaster Hotel in London …wish us luck

Whether we are to win or not, we are extremely grateful to all of our customers who have voted for us.

View a list of all the finalist here: Comms Business Awards Finalists Announced!

ITSPA Awards 2014

Another great evening at this years ITSPA Awards. It was fantastic to see many of our partners and vendors win Awards.

ProVu sponsored the “Best VoIP Innovation” Award category, this was won by Voipfone for their innovative GeoDivert Smartphone App.

Soho 66 won two Highly Commended titles, the first was for Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise), the second was for the Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service for their “Quvu” service.

Babelisk also got a highly commendable title for the Best VoIP Infrastructure Award for their fantastic Bdeye billing software.

Localphone took the Best Consumer VoIP award.

Gradwell took the Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise) award

Telappliant took the Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise) award

snom also got recognition and highly commendable title for their fantastic 7xx Series range of IP desk phones.

The ProVu Team

ITSPA Awards 2014: ProVu sponsor the “Best VoIP Innovation” Award

snom platinum logo

This years ITSPA Awards is taking place on Wednesday 5th March 2014 at Millbank Tower in London.

ProVu are proud to be sponsoring the “Best VoIP Innovation” Award. Our Sales Director Ian Godfrey and Managing Director Darren Garland will be attendance, so be sure to say hi.

All the details can be found on the ITSPA Awards website, entry information for each category can be found on the “Awards” tab.

Join industry colleagues across the UK for an evening of networking, including a 2 hour all-inclusive drinks reception with canapés and bowl food. Enjoy stunning views across London and toast the industry’s award-winning successes.

The evening is hosted by Dr Julian Huppert MP, Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum

The tickets are priced at £25+VAT for members and £45+VAT for non-members. If you wish to attend please RSVP to admin@itspa.org.uk with the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

We looks forward to seeing you there.

The ProVu Team

Congratulations to all ITSPA awards 2013 winners


Ian, Alison, Moh and Darren having a great day at the ITSPA awards 2013 at the Houses of Parliament.

As proud sponsors of the award category Best Consumer VoIP, ProVu would like to congratulate all the finalist especially the award winners and highly commended entries:

Award Winners:
Best Consumer VoIP: Localphone
Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): iNet Telecoms (Voipfone)
Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Telappliant
Best Business ITSP (Corporate): Ciptex
Best VoIP CPE: Sangoma Technologies – NetBorder Lync Express
Best VoIP Infrastructure: Metaswitch Networks – Perimeta 3.3
Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: Voxhub – Voxtop Apps Platform
ITSPA Members’ Pick: Mark Spencer for developing Asterisk

Highly Commended:
Best Consumer VoIP: BT
Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): VoiceHost
Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Voxhub
Best Business ITSP (Corporate): Timico
Best VoIP CPE: Grandstream Networks – GXP2200 Enterprise Application Phone for Android
Best VoIP Infrastructure: Genband – GENBAND Web Application Manager (WAM)
Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: Alcatel-Lucent – OpenTouch Conversation