Leading systems integrator and IT Solutions provider ITQAN Al-Bawardi Computers was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Sales Department of the Year - Computer Services category in the sixth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service this week.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, contact center awards, and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on Monday, February 27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. More than 350 nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended. The presentations were broadcast live by the Business TalkRadio Network.
More than 1,000 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of almost 30% over 2011. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 93 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 27 categories for customer service professionals, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 38 categories for sales professionals, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
More than 100 members of seven specialized judging committees determined Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging this year.
“It is certainly an honour to have been recognized by a prestigious international award such as the Stevie Awards,” stated Feras Al Jabi, General Manager of ITQAN, “ITQAN has always strived to be at the top of its game, our team of dedicated and qualified IT professionals - in addition to a corporate culture of firsts - contributed to ITQAN being the first company in UAE to receive a Stevie award, I am particularly proud of our sales team for this great achievement in Sales and Customer Service, I appreciate their efforts in facing the daily challenges in such a constantly evolving market such as IT”
“We’re delighted to kick off our celebration of the 10th year of the Stevie Awards movement with the 2012 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer, which is the first program in which we conferred Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition.”
“ITQAN boasts a large number of local awards in addition to many international awards, and it’s really interesting to see a company from the UAE make a ripple in the international IT world, playing side by side with the industry giants. I would like to congratulate our Sales team who are spread in our offices all across UAE covering Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and the Western region”, said Rola Al Satari, Accreditation, Quality & Communications Manager at ITQAN.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/sales