Lenovo recognises outstanting work of Australian partners at its annual Business Partner Gala Awards

Silke Barlow, General Manager at Lenovo Australia
Silke Barlow, General Manager at Lenovo Australia

On September 6, Lenovo hosted its annual Lenovo Business Partner Gala Awards, bringing together its top partners across Australia, with recognition awarded across 11 categories.

Taking place at the Museum at Contemporary Art Australia, in Sydney, Lenovo’s event brought together over 100 guests to celebrate the outstanding work done by the company’s partners in the last year. Among the 2023 winners were firms like Datacom Group, Ingram Micro Australia, and Fujitsu Australia. Focus Group’s Phil Jones was also recognised as the Australian One Channel Lenovo Legend of the Year. The complete list of winners is below.

What do the awards mean for Lenovo?

Commenting on the awards, Luke Skinner, Head of Commercial Channel & Distribution, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand, said, “What a remarkable evening it has been, celebrating the achievements of our partners, and the collaborative spirit that drove our success in the past year. Congratulations to not only the winners, but to every partner who has poured their passion and expertise into driving technology innovation and excellence forward.”

“Lenovo is committed to fostering an ecosystem that enables our partners to capitalise on service-led and solutions-based opportunities. I’m extremely excited to continue working hand in hand to shape this landscape across the Australian region,” Luke Skinner added.

“It was amazing to join our partner community to not only recognise their outstanding achievements but also acknowledge the vital role they play in Lenovo’s journey towards success in delivering value to clients,” said Silke Barlow, General Manager, Lenovo Australia.

“A strong partner ecosystem is the cornerstone of Lenovo and together, we fuel innovation, foster collaboration, and strive for excellence. We are excited to further drive even greater milestones and chart an exciting future with our clients and partners alike,” Barlow said.

Who were the award winners?

Categories recognise innovation, YoY growth and outstanding individuals. The winners were ranked on three key criteria: (1) Ability to deliver innovative services, (2) Professionalism and commitment, and (3) Demonstrating exceptional customer service to improve cost efficiencies through best practices and enhanced productivity. Lenovo recognised winners of its annual AP Channel Awards, which awarded two Australian partners: Brennan IT and Invise.

Lenovo Business Partner Gala Awards 2023
Category Winner
IDG Australia Distributor of the Year 2023 Ingram Micro Australia
IDG Australian Reseller of the Year 2023 Datacom Group Ltd
IDG Australian Public Sector Reseller of the Year 2023 Queensland Computer Pty Ltd
IDG Australian Commercial Services Reseller of the Year 2023 Next Technologies Pty Ltd
ISG Australian Distributor of the Year 2023 Ingram Micro Australia Pty Ltd
ISG Australian Reseller of the Year 2023 Invise Pty Ltd
ISG Australian Growth Partner of the Year 2023 CSW-IT
Australian One Channel Reseller Champion 2023 Fujitsu Australia Ltd
Australian One Channel Lenovo Legend 2023 Phil Jones, Focus Group
AP Channel Awards
ISG AP Top SDI Partner of the Year 2023 Brennan IT
SSG AP Top Growth CSP Partner of the Year Invise Pty Ltd


*IDG – Infrastructure Development Group

*ISG – Infrastructure Solutions Group

*SSG – Solution and Services Group

*SDI – Software-defined Infrastructure

*CSP – Cloud Solution Provider