IN PICTURES: 2015 HP Partner Awards - Meet the finalists...

A top to bottom rundown of the Kiwi finalists for 2015 HP Partner Awards in New Zealand - honouring the best of the local channel for HP Inc.

  • To be held on November 26 in Auckland, the 2015 HP Partner Awards will honour Kiwi partners across nine categories, ranging from print, PC, education, distribution and retail.

  • Established in January 2001, Acquire is a leading e-commerce website specialising in supplying IT products within the New Zealand market. Since its early beginnings, Acquire today has over 50,000 registered customers and has become a multi-million dollar enterprise.

  • Although the Advaro brand is new it represents the merger of two well-known finance entities, Rent Plus and Speirs Finance, each of which has a rich history in the New Zealand Leasing, Rental and Finance sector. As such, Advaro is now better positioned to support Kiwi businesses and organisations to acquire a broad range of technology assets.

  • Since starting in 1994, Bondwell has worked from one mantra - “make IT accessible”. In showcasing a range of HP printers, notebooks and other devices, Bondwell also operates a wholesale division, which serves a whole range of resellers in every town and city across New Zealand.

  • CodeBlue was established in 2004 to provide mid-sized New Zealand organisations and companies with access to the sophisticated, enterprise-level IT services, support and the benefits and cost savings available to larger organisations. At present the growing Kiwi business is the largest nationwide IT services company serving mid-sized companies and organisations in the 20-300 seat space.

  • After 20 years in business, Corporate Consumables is recognised as a leader throughout the printer supplies and IT industry in New Zealand. Spending years developing business relationships and processes to provide customers with reliable and efficient solutions, a large number of customers have been with company for many years.

  • Cyclone is a 100 percent New Zealand owned provider of ICT hardware, software and professional services to some of the country’s largest organisations. Originally established in 1988, Cyclone’s key customer segment is the education sector, in which its customers include some of the largest ICT users in New Zealand including most universities, polytechnics and a large number of schools.

  • With nearly 50 years’ experience in technology, Datacom - the Wellington division included - has grown to be one of Asia Pacific’s leading locally-owned IT-based service providers. At present, the Kiwi owned and operated company has offices across New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

  • Having been established over 40 years ago, Dick Smith is now a leading technology retailer of computers, GPS, mobile phones, gaming, TVs, home entertainment systems and more. With 388 stores in Australia and New Zealand, there are over 5300 people that work for Dick Smith, offering advice and devices from its huge 30,000+ product range.

  • In operating as a New Zealand owned and operated IT distributor, Exeed partners with best of breed brands such as Hewlett Packard. Based in Auckland, the distributor provides New Zealand IT resellers and retailers with the products, services and solutions their customers want and need.

  • Fujitsu is a leading Japanese ICT company, with a strong local presence in New Zealand. Offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services, Fujitsu utilises its experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with its customers.

  • Ingram Micro helps businesses fully realise the promise of technology - helping them maximise the value of the technology that they make, sell or use. With its vast global infrastructure and focus on cloud, mobility, supply chain and technology solutions, Ingram Micro enables business partners to operate more efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve.

  • JB is New Zealand’s largest home entertainment specialist with 14 entertainment superstores nationwide. JB stores carry the country's biggest range of CDs, DVDs, and games plus TVs, computers, cameras, MP3s, iPods, sound systems and in-car entertainment.

  • Lexel is an ICT company that is made up of 'best of breed' capability pillars that customers take individually or together as a complete solution. Lexel operates nationwide within New Zealand and Australia and is one of the region's largest privately owned ICT integrators in New Zealand.

  • Across education, from students and teachers to ICT managers, New Era empowers educational organisations to bring the digital education revolution to life. The company seeks to revolutionise the delivery of the curriculum through leading edge technologies and thereby empower both teachers and students to become active participants in the 21st century.

  • Noel Leeming Group is a nationwide chain currently consisting of more than 80 retail stores - offering a superior standard of service and a broad range of branded consumer technology and appliances. The Group’s retail heritage extends over 100 years - during that period a solid foundation has been laid from which to grow business in to new and complementary areas.

  • Origin’s beginnings reflect attitudes that are still integral to the business today. Origin began in a west Auckland garage as a conviction among three like-minded individuals to provide world-class IT solutions and support to New Zealand businesses, helping them use IT differently to gain an edge to their business.

  • Sektor is an expert, highly focused, innovative solutions provider of Retail Technology, Data Capture, Label Printing, Network Infrastructure, Security, Surveillance and Mobility products. As a result, Sektor exists to enhance Kiwi businesses with seamless provision of technology solutions via expert advice, service and support.

  • Softsource is an ICT systems integrator providing specialist Technology Solutions, Professional Services, Technical expertise and Data Centre Services to the SMB, Government and Enterprise markets. Founded in 2004 and built from the ground up, Softsource is able to offer clients new levels of customisation and efficiency around cloud solutions.

  • Billed as the backbone of New Zealand's digital future, Spark Digital helps connect millions of New Zealanders to each other, to businesses and to the world.

  • Through its retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in store, online or on mobile devices. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Operating since 1985, The Laptop Company provides the tools that keep many of New Zealand's most successful organisations productive. The growing organisations provides laptops, mobile devices, complex infrastructure and workforce systems management for businesses across New Zealand.

  • ThinkConcepts specialise in high end, customer focused technology solutions for clients who want to leverage technology to grow their business. As such, the aim of ThinkConcepts is to offer the best solutions encompassing IT, telephony and other peripheral systems as a one stop shop technology provider.

  • Warehouse Stationery has enjoyed huge growth since opening its first store in Wairau Park, Glenfield in October 1991. The company has since revolutionised the stationery retail business in New Zealand by replacing the traditional stationer with the larger format stationery supermarket concept.

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