On Thursday 16 December 2021, Telstra celebrated its best-performing Enterprise partners at the Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards. This year, Telstra has received over 130 nominations across 22 award categories, and the pool of judges sifted through entries to find the partners that delivered outstanding performance and customer experiences aligned with strength in values and ethics.
The Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards has recognised the efforts and innovations of partners across different Australian regions and technology domains. In another unprecedented year, Telstra acknowledges the expertise—and courage—of its partners to help deliver unforgettable experiences, facilitate digital transformations, and make positive impact with customers.
Star 21, an integrated ICT services company, was recognised as the Telstra Enterprise Partner of the Year for demonstrating consistently impressive results and significant incremental sales across all domains. With a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of +85, the company has shown its commitment to putting customers first and empowering them in a connected world.
“We congratulate all of our winners, and in particular, Star 21 for taking home Telstra Enterprise Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year,” said David Burns, Telstra Enterprise Group Executive. “Star 21's customer-first strategy and collaborative approach to working with our sales teams across all of our domains saw it have a great year in mobility and services.”
“Our partner channel plays an incredibly important part in Telstra Enterprise’s business model and is critical to us in achieving our growth ambition,” added David. “The Telstra Partner Awards are our way to say thanks to our partner network for continuing to add value to our business through sales, service, and collaboration.
It’s an exciting time to work with partners that have deep expertise across multiple domains. Together with our Enterprise partners, we can help our customers continue to drive greater digital acceleration. I look forward to collaborating with many of our partners on new growth opportunities in the new year.
Andrew Stormont, Head of Enterprise Technology Sales and Enterprise Partners.
The best of the best
Top awards of the night include:
- Telstra Enterprise Partner of the Year: Star 21
- Telstra Australia Deal of the Year: Rubicon 8
- Telstra Distributor of the Year: Dicker Data
- Telstra Emerging Partner of the Year: Genisys
The Domain Specialisation Award categories highlight the achievements of partners that deliver dynamic, innovative, and positive impact for Telstra customers across specialty domains. This Category includes the newly introduced Services Partner of the Year award. This year’s winners are:
- Telstra Mobility Partner of the Year: Telestar
- Telstra Data and IP Partner of the Year: 1Step Communications
- Telstra Unified Communications Partner of the Year: IComm
- Telstra Cloud Partner of the Year: Azured Consulting
- Telstra Enterprise IoT Partner of the Year: Azentro
- Telstra Services Partner of the Year: IMEI
The Alliance Award categories recognise partners that work closely with Telstra’s alliance partners.
“This year, we received such a high calibre of nominations that we decided to present two Microsoft partner awards for the first time,” said Rachel Bondi, Chief Partner at Microsoft. “Congratulations to Digital Armour (Telstra Microsoft Infrastructure Partner of the Year) and Generation-E (Telstra Microsoft Modern Workplace Partner of the Year), two premier Telstra and Microsoft partners that pride themselves on high levels of customer satisfaction and outstanding performance in 2021.”
Another valued Telstra alliance partner, Cisco, presented two partner awards for the first time as well.
“Our congratulations to 1Step Communications (Telstra Cisco Infrastructure Partner of the Year) and Ericom (Telstra Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year),” said Rodney Hamill, Partner Organisation Director at Cisco, said. “[These organisations] are leaders in promoting Telstra and Cisco solutions that meet the needs of their customers.”
The Excellence and Values Award categories highlight how partners have worked to provide a premium customer experience within the Telstra community. This year’s winners are:
- Telstra Customer Excellence Award: One Solution Group
- Telstra Partner Innovation Award: MobileCorp
- Telstra Channel Champion Award: Pia Veloz, Partner Success Specialist in Telstra Enterprise
The Partner State awards recognise the best partner from each state and territory. The 2021 winners are:
- Telstra NSW and ACT Partner of the Year: Ericom
- Telstra VIC and TAS Partner of the Year: Star 21
- Telstra QLD Partner of the Year: Entag
- Telstra WA Partner of the Year: Connectiv
- Telstra SA and NT Partner of the Year: Wireless Communications
“We want to thank all of our partners, finalists, and winners for their continued hard work and support to deliver for our customers throughout a challenging year. As 2021 draws to an end, we’re excited to be celebrating these achievements together,” David concludes.