It was a night of celebration for Logicalis UK at the inaugural CRN Women in Channel Awards, as two of our five shortlisted employees walked away with the top prize in their category.
These awards recognise the achievements of the entrepreneurs, leaders and exceptional employees who act as role models for young females considering a career in this fast-paced, dynamic industry. We were therefore delighted – but not surprised – to see Wendy Paine recognised as Technical Employee of the Year and Natalie Matthews crowned Role Model of the Year.
Natalie, who is Logicalis UK Chief Operating Officer said “it was an honour to be shortlisted, and to be joined by four of my colleagues is testament to the progress that Logicalis is making to address gender equality.” Natalie’s win was not only an acknowledgement of her role as COO but also to her commitment in encouraging other women to succeed in IT through mentoring.
Bob Swallow, MD at Logicalis UK is delighted that Natalie has been recognised “Natalie has been an incredible mentor and role model to so many people in Logicalis. Since taking over as COO in 2016 no-one has delivered more in terms of the development of our people and in more than 40 years in the industry I haven’t met anyone who made a greater positive impact on people.”
Following CRN’s announcement that Wendy had been awarded the Technical Employee of the Year, she tweeted “I’m humbled and proud to be chosen from a group of fantastic women.”
Wendy’s outstanding work as team leader for Technical Integration Services at Logicalis UK is one of the many reasons she was awarded Technical Employee of the Year. In response to Wendy’s win, Mark Best, Services Director said “Wendy takes on challenges with such confidence. She takes ownership, is diligent, conscientious and caring for her team and is an example of the power of women in business.”
Joining the nominees at the event was Gary Lomas, UK Sales Director at Logicalis UK who said, “it was refreshing to attend an IT event that was 80% female as opposed to the usual 80% male.”
“To have five employees nominated and two winners is brilliant, especially considering the size of our business compared to some of the other winners. Logicalis is privileged to have these individuals working for us” Gary added.