Esquire Technologies has won two awards at the African Distributor of the Year Awards. The Distributor Initiative of the Year Award is the top award at the annual EMEA Channel Awards. 
Esquire Technologies has clinched two awards at this year’s 2013 EMEA Channel Academy Awards – the 2013 EMEA Channel Awards title and the premier Distributor Initiative of the Year Award.
This is the second year in succession that Esquire has walked away with top honours. Last year it also clinched the EMEA Channels Awards Distributor of the Year Award (2012).
The EMEA Channel Academy Awards were established by DISTREE EMEA, an event which has become the largest annual gathering of senior executives from vendors, volume distributors, retailers and e-tailers working in Europe, Middle East and Africa’s (EMEA’s) ICT and consumer electronics channel.
For the Channel Academy EMEA Distributor Initiative of the Year Award, the judging panel was looking for a new financing approach through to a bundling promotion, loyalty scheme, logistics improvement or increase in reseller breadth.
The EMEA Distributor Initiative award was judged on a number of criteria including: conception, innovation, creativity, sales performance, impact on margin, reseller engagement, vendor involvement and overall market impact.
Esquire won this award for its  Xpress store concept and its world-first Virtual Reseller Network as – well as the iBonga Rewards by giving back to the resellers.
“We are overjoyed to win this prestigious title for a second year in a row – and to bring home two this year,” says Mahomed Cassim, CEO of Esquire Technologies.
“Winning these awards is certainly no mean feat and it places us firmly on the international and African map, as a leading ICT distributor. We are also the first South African IT distribution company to win two awards in a single year.
“We are pleased to bring this award back home to South Africa and it will service to galvanise us further to bring innovative products and solutions to the marketplace and to our resellers.”