Pinnacle Leads Channel at Annual Sage UKI Partner Awards
May 19, 2016 | News
The elite of Sage’s Business Partner Channel gathered for its annual conference and awards ceremony, this year hosted at Sage’s headquarters in Newcastle. Pinnacle who operates across the UK & Ireland won the top award of the evening, for the 2nd consecutive year, as Sage’s “Sage 200 Business Partner of the Year”.
Sage's Business Partner of the Year programme recognises and rewards its leading business partners that have shown the highest increase in sales revenues, and continue to raise the benchmark in the software industry.
James Spencer, MD of Pinnacle, commented on the achievement.
“This award is a hallmark of the professionalism and success we have worked so hard to achieve in selling, implementing and supporting Sage 200. This is a tremendous achievement for the Pinnacle team as it provides solid recognition of a track record of delivering world class business software to the SME market.
The award also validates the growing demand for cutting edge business software in the SME market. We are seeing an increased demand from businesses wishing to review both On Premise and Cloud Accounting software across key sectors, particularly in business services where we are experiencing rapid growth”.
Gary Boyes, Sage UK & Ireland Indirect & Partner Channel Director, said
"As the Champion of Small and Medium Business, Sage is committed to supporting our customers in the best way possible. Working with partners who share that vision and dedication to support customers is key to delivering what Small and Medium Business needs – our partnership with Pinnacle is a great example of this and I’m delighted to recognise that with this Sage 200 BP of the Year Award.
Sage 200 has evolved more than ever with the Sage 200 2015 release with an increased focus on subscription and Online, and extra emphasis on selling business management solutions. Pinnacle has embraced the opportunity to engage with Sage and work together to bring these solutions to customers, with fantastic insight on appropriate deployment and payment flexibility, building on an already impressive customer base and maintaining one of the highest customer retention rates by supporting their customers to grow and thrive.
Pinnacle is a business partner in the true sense of the word – not only are they number 1 from a revenue point of view, they have strategically located 12 offices across the UK and Ireland to service our customers locally, they have put an increasingly strong focus on being a national Sage 200 centre of excellence, and the close and collaborative working relationship we have with the management team at Pinnacle has been instrumental to the success of the Indirect & Partner channel".