Print.IT Reseller - issue 83

PRINTITRESELLER.UK 37 PRINTIT AWARDS 2021 We’re delighted to welcome four new industry experts to the judging panel for the PrintIT Awards 2021, we will introduce the rest of our judges next issue Meet the judges: Part One a national organisation. Derrick’s motivation has always been about providing solutions to customers’ pain points and this led him to set-up Claritas Procurement, a business focused on delivering independent strategic consultancy, procurement support and contract verification services, designed to help organisations to select high calibre service providers, access significant discounts, provide clarity over leasing terms and conditions, ensure best-in-class service level agreements and best value for money. Jason Howells, VP, MSP International Sales, Barracuda MSP Jason previously worked for companies such as McAfee and Secure Networks, before becoming Regional Sales Director at Barracuda Networks in 2011. He has over twenty years of sales and management experience driving profitable growth in IT security and data protection. He is responsible for building the MSP business unit for Barracuda Networks internationally and executing the international business strategy. Alison Haley, Marketing Specialist, Tangerine Design and PR Alison Haley is a highly experienced marketeer within the office equipment industry. With a career spanning 28 years, at the heart of the office equipment dealer channel, she has an excellent reputation within the industry, for building valuable relationships and helping reseller businesses to achieve their potential through creative tailor-made marketing, in-house and external communications, PR and events. For the last 17 years she has driven channel marketing activity as the UK Marketing Manager of Olivetti and, previously, spent 11 years raising the profile of Konica Minolta, and its dealers, as Advertising, PR and Events Manager. Now, running her freelance creative marketing services business, Tangerine Design and PR, Alison continues to devote her time to the wider channel arena as well as providing marketing expertise to many other industry segments. Jeremy Spencer, Founder & CEO, Gaia Together Having lived in the print and IT industry for 25 years, seeing the market evolve and develop at pace, Jeremy has an objective and informed reasoning of the landscape. He has worked with independents and manufacturers, covering all aspects of delivery from MPS and IT services, marketing strategies and sustainable business practices. Having founded Gaia Together, Jeremy is now following his passion as an environmental proponent and firm believer that sustainable business is good business. He is currently working with companies to help them interpret their environmental impacts, providing advice and guidance in delivering innovative carbon management strategies, reducing carbon footprints and demonstrating environmental commitments. Derrick Murphy, Managing Director, Claritas Procurement Derrick has over 30 years’ experience working within the office print and technology sector. He established Reflex Digital Solutions, a successful independent office technology services business, delivering transparent managed print and professional services consultancy to schools and businesses within the Thames Valley for over 28 years, before selling to HEADL INE SPONSOR continued... KEY DATES ENTRIES NOW OPEN Final entry deadline 30 July (5pm) Shortlist announced 14 September Awards Dinner 7 December Jeremy Spencer Derrick Murphy Jason Howells Alison Haley