SCC has been named as one of the few UK resellers to be awarded HP Platinum Partner status by Hewlett Packard.
The prestigious status, introduced to create an elite qualification for partners who have invested heavily in training sales people, presales and technical teams to support the sale of all HP technologies, has been awarded to SCC’s operations in both the UK and France. The new Platinum level, awarded for the first time this year, has been created to give customers confidence they are working with a partner that truly understands the full HP product suite and has the capabilities required to quote, deliver and implement to the highest possible standards.
Andy Isherwood, Managing Director and Enterprise Group VP, Hewlett Packard UK & Ireland, commented: “I am pleased SCC has been awarded the highest level HP Platinum Partner status in the UK and France, reflecting the significant investments SCC has made in people, training, development and accreditations combined with leading edge demonstration facilities. SCC has always been one of our most established primary partners in both the UK and EMEA, so we are delighted they will enter HP’s FY14 as a strategic HP Platinum Partner, capable of delivering end to end solutions and services based on the full HP Converged Infrastructure and Cloud portfolio to our mutual customers.”
Achieving Platinum Partner status required staff from both SCC’s sales and technical departments to undergo a rigorous course of training and assessment prior to receiving the accreditation.
Andy Wright, Director, Vendor Alliances, SCC, commented: “At SCC we have always understood the importance of vendor accreditation schemes and the value that they bring to our business and our joint customers. SCC has always made sure that it maintains the highest level of accreditation with HP, and is pleased and proud of reaching the new and exclusive Platinum accreditation. It has required a team effort across the business – with many hours of training and exams completed – and we will use this new accreditation to ensure that customers clearly understand the value we can build around the market leading HP solution sets.”