How it works

By using our business intelligence services, our analysts measure metrics such as sales, availability, pricing, most searches and more, to work out the top products, vendors and distributors in each category.

Each month we will give an analysis of the different categories, what metrics and weighting we use, and what the top products and brands are, culminating in the final nominees being revealed in November.

The users of Stock in the Channel will then have their chance to have their say by voting for their favourite nominees. These votes will be added to the analytical data from Stock in the Channel.

The winners will be announced at our Virtual Awards Ceremony in November, followed by an After-Party in London where the winners can collect their awards and party the night away!

Networking & Hardware

Hardware is one of the most searched categories on Stock in the Channel and features products such as Laptops, Computers, Work Stations and other Computer Components.

We will be presenting an award for the Best Laptop of the Year as well as Best Vendor for Laptops and PC’s and Best overall Hardware Distributor of the Year.

Awards:

Data Centre Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

APCHPEEatonFujitsuVertiv

Metrics Used

Network Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

CiscoHPEDraytekTP-LINKStarTech.com

Metrics Used

Networking & Hardware Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

WestcoastIngram MicroTD SYNNEXExertisWestcon Comstor

Metrics Used

UC&C

This is one of the fastest growing categories on Stock in the Channel due to the rapid growth in Unified Communications and the convergence of products within.

We will be presenting awards for the best product overall, as well as the Best Vendor and Distributor of UC&C products.

Awards:

Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

JabraPolyCiscoEPOSLogitech

Metrics Used

Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

Ingram MicroNuvias UCNimansWestcoastExertis

Metrics Used

Printer Consumables

Although this category is easy to describe, it is still one of the most searched categories due to price sensitivity within the printer consumables market.

Awards will be given to the Best Vendor and Distributor within the Printer Consumables category.

Awards:

Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

HPEpsonLexmarkCanonBrother

Metrics Used

Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

WestcoastUFPExertis SuppliesVOWIngram Micro

Metrics Used

Print & Scan

There are a variety of Printers and Scanners in the category which can be further divided into sub-categories such as Inkjet, Laser, Desktop, Multifunctional, Label, Large Format, Handheld and much more.

We will be presenting awards to the Best Printer and Best Scanner overall as well as a specific award for the best data capture or point of sale device of the year. Finally we will be awarding the Best Vendor and Distributor of the year.

Awards:

Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

ZebraHPRicohEpsonCanon

Metrics Used

Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

Ingram MicroJarltechVOWTD SYNNEXNorthamber

Metrics Used

AV

Audio Visual is one of our most exciting categories and one which is changing greatly with the convergence into UC&C.

It features some of the most creative products such as Signage Displays, Interactive Whiteboards, Cameras and Camcorders, Projectors, Portable Audio and Headphones, Audio Visual Equipment and Sound Equipment to name a few. We will be awarding the Best Audio product of the year, Best Visual product of the year as well as Best Vendor and Distributor of the Year.

Awards:

Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

LenovoDELLHPSamsungiiyama

Metrics Used

Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

TD SYNNEXIngram MicroWestcoastExertisMidwich

Metrics Used

Storage & Security

This is a constantly changing category with newer and higher specification products being added every year. Awards will be given to the Best Storage Device (hardware or consumable) as well as the Best Network Device of the year.

We will also be giving awards to the Best Vendor and Distributor of the year.

Awards:

Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

Western DigitalKingston TechnologySeagateQNAPHPE

Metrics Used

Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

TD SYNNEXIngram MicroCMS DistributionSimms InternationalExertis

Metrics Used

Peripherals & Accessories

The Peripherals and Accessories category presents the greatest assortment of products and sub-categories, rendering it the most fiercely contested award.

We will be giving awards to the best product of the year as well as Best Vendor and Distributor of the year.

Awards:

Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

LogitechDELLMicrosoftCherryKensington

Metrics Used

Distributor of the Year

EPOS

Shortlisted

WestcoastTD SYNNEXEETTerra ComputerIngram Micro

Metrics Used

Speciality

This is the highlight of our awards and is given to the best product overall, Best Vendor overall and Best Distributor overall, across all categories (not just in those categories listed above).

We also have a special award for best marketing campaign of the year and finally the Rising Star Award, given to the best product that was launched in 2023.

Awards:

Overall Vendor of the Year

Shortlisted

HPJabraLenovoKensingtonXerox
MicrosoftLogitechCanonSamsungKingston Technology

Metrics Used

Overall Distributor of the Year

Shortlisted

WestcoastIngram MicroTD SYNNEXExertisUFP

Metrics Used

Specialist Distributor of the Year

Metrics Used

Distributor Platform of the Year

Shortlisted

Ingram Micro / XvantageWestcoastExertisTD SYNNEXWestcon / Comstor

Metrics Used