Without partners, MVNO’s would struggle to offer the amazing service they do. It was felt that Three Wholesale had demonstrated an innovative approach to support their partners and provided them with cost-efficient & flexible enabler services.
Managed Service Provider of the Year
Mobliciti’s desire to go beyond mobile and deliver a very impressive end to end managed service meant that they were a worthy winner of this inaugural crown
Best Unified Comms Dealer
The One Point
A commitment to ensuring every customer had a positive experience and impressive growth was what made this company stand out. Congratulations to The One Point.
Best Distributor - Mobile Solutions
With an impressive range of devices and solutions, Exertis demonstrated once again what a great job they are doing for their customers.
Best Distributor - Emerging Technology
A service led approach beyond a pure hardware play coupled with impressive testimonials is why Brightstar win this inaugural crow
Best Distributor - Consumer Technology
Tech Data are truly evolving the traditional role of a distributor in the UK market. Congratulations on being crowned Best Distributor for Consumer Technology.
Sky Mobile have had an incredible year and their impressive financials and innovation stood head and shoulders above the rest
Best Business Network
EE is constantly working towards meeting the needs of businesses of all sizes and is always looking for new ways to improve its service
Business Growth Award
Following Daisy’s strong entry which showcased impressive finances and growth, we are delighted to be able to reward them the very first Business Growth Award.
Most Innovative Service
With impressive testimonials supporting the impact this innovation has made and recording 150% increase in sales following its announcement, 4GEE Home Router is a worthy winner of the Most Innovative Service.
Best Recycling & ReCommerce Service
O2 / Redeem
O2 Recycle Supported by Redeem demonstrated that this partnership truly provides customers with a stand out service and is a worthy winner.
Mobile Accessory of the Year
The Google Home Mini harnesses the power of the search giant's smart assistant into a cute, clever and cost-effective device that's a perfect complement not only to your smartphone, but also your smart home.
Best Ruggedised Device
Congratulations to the team at Bullitt Group, the Cat S41 continues to be a firm favourite of users who work in extreme conditions and was the judges choice for this year's crown.
Best Online Retailer
Creative marketing, ease of use and stand out customer service made this year's winner, O2, hard to beat.
Best High Street Retailer
This award recognises that with a passion for being a people first led business leads to success - Congratulations Three.
Best Value Phone
Honor 9 Lite
Widely considered as one of the best looking value smartphones, the Honor 9 Lite was praised for packing a punch without breaking the bank.
Best Mid-Market Phone
OnePlus has enjoyed real progress in recent years, and the OnePlus 5T marries striking design with top performance, matching the abilities of many top phones without the sky-high price.
Best Manufacturer Field Marketing Team
The entries presented to our judges in this category gets stronger every year, and it is clear that the role that field marketing teams play in the industry is more important than ever. Congratulations to the team from Samsung.
Phone of the Year
The iPhone X marked a big change for Apple as it introduced the world to its impressive Face ID technology and amusing Animoji, while also embracing a full-screen design making it worthy of the phone of the year title.
Hottest New Phone 2018
Huawei P20 Pro
The Huawei P20 Pro is the result of listening to partners and customers, and it's resulted in a phone with a beautiful design, fantastic cameras and a whole lot of power.
Best Consumer Network
A commitment to improving both the geographical reach and network reliability for consumers as well as bringing 4G to more customers than anyone else were the main factors in this victory for EE.
Huawei continues to go from strength to strength, with 2018 already a standout year for the firm with impressive new smartphones, and we are looking forward to seeing what's next.
Person of the Year
CEO of BT’s Consumer business (EE)
2018's Person of the Year, Marc Allera from BT, has helped lead a technological shift within the industry. As the market leader in terms of coverage and customers, it would have been easy for Allera to rest on his laurels but ongoing network expansion, new customer service initiatives and a focus on innovation are setting the bar even higher. The expansion of Allera's role is testament to the faith that so many have in him and this has been rewarded with solid revenues and direction.
Joshua Higgings from Carphone Warehouse excelled in all the challenges put in front of him, wowed our judges, and beat rivals from up and down the country. This was one of the closest finals in Shop Idol history, but the judges all agreed that Higgins was one step ahead of the rest and well- deserved winner of Shop Idol 2018.