Softcat takes Manager of the Year at the CRN Women In Channel Awards 2019

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019
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In the second year of the awards, taking place at The Brewery, London, Carola Van Der Sommen, Head of Programme and Project Management, picked up the Manager of the Year Awards. Softcat were shortlisted in 10 categories.

The CRN Women in Channel awards recognise the achievements of the entrepeneurs, leaders and exceptional employees who can act as role models for young females considering a career in the IT industry.

The evening featured an opening talk by sitting volleyball player, Paralympian and 7/7 London bombing survivor Martine Wright, followed by actor, writer and comedian Suzi Ruffell before the awards commenced.

Pictured with the CRN Women in Channel Softcat shortlisted team and supporters, Carola Van Der Sommen (3rd from left)

Manager of the Year Carola Van Der Sommen joined Softcat in 2017, initially responsible for an underperforming support team, which was transformed into a high performing hub within 6 months. Shortly after she acquired responsibility for the Project Management team, adding the Programme Management team later in the year and, most recently, taking responsibility for the Consultancy team.

Colin Brown, Softcat Managing Director, commented on the win: “A huge congratulations to all our finalists and especially to Carola. She is passionate about delivering an outstanding service experience for our customers, achieving this through the development of talent within Softcat. She is driven by results, with a strong focus on bringing her teams with her on the journey to success.”

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