Sage Accelerate – Inspiring Growth

Yesterday we brought our partner community together for our most ambitious Sage Accelerate Business Partner Conference yet! With business confidence high, growth firmly on the agenda and some exciting developments to our software, 2015 is set to be a landmark year for us and our partners.

At Sage we‘re proud to work with an unrivalled network of Business Partners. Their diverse skills, expertise and experience ensures each and every customer has a solution tailored to their specific business needs.

From helping customers to get up and running to managing complex implementations across multiple sites, our Business Partners play a vital role in the small and medium sized business ecosystem.

This year’s Business Partner Conference, Sage Accelerate, was an opportunity for us to bring together our Partner community, discuss the themes of growth and opportunity, and to celebrate some fantastic successes. But more on that later!

Over 300 of our Business Partners and Developers gathered in London to hear keynote speeches from Steve Attwell, Managing Director of the Small and Medium Business division; Rob Davis, Head of Technology for the Small and Medium Business division; Brendan Flattery, CEO of Sage UKI and even an introduction from Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage Group via video.

Commercial strategist, thinker and speaker Cliff Burgin took to the stage to continue the conversation around business growth and customer acquisition, shortly followed by innovation and leadership consultant Gopal RajGuru. The afternoon allowed for an opportunity to network, meet the Sage team and see product demos of our hotly anticipated Sage 200 2015, which launches in the coming months.

“Sage Accelerate is a hugely important event for our Business Partner and Developer community – the anticipation and interest in the run-up to the event is proof of that! For Sage, it is an opportunity to inspire the community to grow their business, discuss evolving technologies, and share our strategy for the year ahead. It is fantastic to see so many of our valued partner network together in one place, with one goal – to support small and medium sized businesses achieve their growth ambitions” commented Brendan Flattery.

In the theme of celebrating growth, our partner conference was followed by an exclusive Gala dinner and glittering awards ceremony to say thank you to our business partners and developers and recognise the successes of the last financial year.

Our Business Partner of the Year programme recognises and rewards our Business Partners that have shown the highest increase in sales revenues and continue to raise the benchmark in the software industry.

A full list of awards and winners can be found below:

Sage 200 Highest Growth Partner 2014

Sage Ireland Highest Growth Partner 2014

Sage 50 Highest Growth Partner 2014

Sage 50 Accounts Partner of the Year 2014

Sage 50 Payroll Partner of the Year 2014

Sage 300 Partner of the Year 2014

Sage ERP X3 Partner of the Year 2014

Sage ERP 1000 Partner of the Year 2014

Sage CRM Partner of the Year 2014

Sage Mid-Market Europe UKI Partner of the Year 2014

Sage Custom Solutions Partner of the Year 2014

Sage ISV Partner of the Year 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped to make this year’s Sage Accelerate such a successful and inspiring event. We look forward to welcoming you back next year, and working closely with you to realise your growth aspirations and those of your clients!

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