Planet IT Awarded Sophos Partner of the Year for Mid-Market Business at 2018 London Partner Conference

sophos award winners Partner of the year

May, 2018 – Planet IT has won the award for Sophos Partner of the Year for UK at the 2018 Sophos Discover Partner Conference in London.

The annual conference celebrates the successes of Sophos partners throughout the UK and delivers the company’s strategies and innovations that will help partners take advantage of opportunities within the fast-moving IT security marketplace.

Planet IT won their award for their outstanding performance in the past year and their commitment and dedication to selling Sophos.


James Vyvyan, Regional VP at Sophos, said:

“It is always a great pleasure to be able to meet our partners face to face at these events as they play a crucial role in our success as a business. It’s a fantastic opportunity to gather feedback, to hear our partners’ validation of our strategy across the endpoint and network and to see it helping to make their businesses a success. I am delighted Planet IT has won the award for Sophos Partner of the Year for medium business. They have had a fantastic year and it’s very well deserved.”

Planet IT have shown what’s possible with great focus, great products, a great team and a great partnership.

Gavin Jones & Sean Smith, Managing Directors and owners of Planet IT have commented:

“Planet IT have shown what’s possible with great focus, great products a great team and a great partnership. Having worked with Sophos for over 10 years and worked our way from Silver, to gold to Platinum partner status is something we are tremendously proud of. Having expert sales people and technical engineers who get fully accredited with not just the online course, but the technical architect certification at Sophos Labs has been a key driver for us and has helped push our business in the MSP (Managed Services Provider) space which gives our clients greater flexibility as to how they can control their IT.”


At the 2018 Discover conference in London, members of the Sophos executive leadership team delivered keynote sessions on Sophos strategy, its partner commitments and the broader future of the IT security industry in front of more than 150 attendees at the Sophos sales and partner event.

Partners also attended a packed agenda of breakout sessions delivered by key business, product, technical and sales experts.

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