Connected Distribution, the exclusive Russound UK distributor, has been awarded the Russound “Distributor of the Year” accolade and “RCI Partner of the Year” during the recent ISE Show in Amsterdam.
Announced at the annual Partner Reception event, Charlie Porritt, Russound’s CEO, presented awards to the company’s partners, culminating in the “Distributor of the Year” award handed to Mike Bonnette, product director at Connected Distribution. The award recognised the phenomenal growth achieved across all product categories by Connected Distribution during 2015.
The company was also honoured for its implementation of the Russound Certified Installer (RCI) programme. This initiative is designed to ensure consumers receive the benefits of working with certified installation professionals and, at the same time, drastically reducing unauthorised online and grey import sales of its products. Products are shipped “locked”, requiring a certified Russound installation professional to unlock them. Connected Distribution has worked with a considerable number of its customers to ensure they are properly trained, which was recognised with the “RCI Partner of the Year” award.
Mike Bonnette, reacted to the awards by saying, “Russound has been a long-standing supplier of ours, starting in the early 2000s, and we have consistently enjoyed a fantastic business relationship with the company. We are extremely grateful to Charlie and the team for the recognition they have shown to us through these awards and look forward to an ongoing partnership that continues to benefit our respective businesses, our customers and end-users.”