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The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) celebrate the best of the channel recognising those that have delivered the best service, products and support.  

Cast your vote below for this year’s Reseller categories.



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    Simon Quicke Editor, MicroScope

    Simon Quicke has been Editor of MicroScope for a decade and has covered the channel industry for 16 years. He graduated in Politics and Government, before pursuing a career in Journalism, where he took further study and gained a PG Diploma in Newspaper Journalism and an MA in Historical Research.

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    Clive Longbottom Service Director, Quocirca

    Clive is a service director at industry analyst group, Quocirca, specialising in how technology can be used to facilitate business processes. Taking a pragmatic view of technology, he is only interested in what IT can do to provide tangible business benefit, rather than what is just "of the moment". Quocirca's output is freely available at

  • Ian French Founder, SICEO

    Siceo was originally formed by Ian French, an IT industry veteran with over 32 years experience in manufacturing, distribution and value added reselling. Ian has been a main board director of UK and US listed companies and served as CEO, MD and EMEA President for different organisation. His experience gained in running global businesses with multi-billion dollar revenues and complex geographical structures is now being applied to helping other channel involved companies to succeed. His vast range of contacts at all levels of industry give him unparalleled access to senior decision makers and management of a wide range of vendor and channel organisations. Ian is also a popular speaker at many industry events.

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    Keith Warburton CloudPresence

    Keith Warburton has spent the majority of his career providing guidance to ICT professional - from sales, to consultancy for national and international clients, to moulding businesses into a national industry association. Among the 18 years spent at The Technology Channels Association, he played a major role in the transition the TCA into becoming the UK Channel Community of CompTIA. He also concluded his 24 year career with Ordermakers as the Managing Director and is now the Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Telepresence and VideoConferencing Insight News.