Pictured from left: Stuart McColl of J.A. Russell, Sam Crowther of Cablenet, Brad Small of Gallagher Group, Hayden George of Advanced Security Group, Chris Fair of Atlas Gentech, Amanda Moore of IT Engine, Linda Meyer of Dicker Data, Zach Dickson of Dicker Data, Arsh Singh of Soft Solutions.

Advanced Group held a cocktail evening at Waipuna Highbrook last week where they announced the winners of their annual, Supplier Awards.

The Advanced Group converges Advanced Security, (www.asgl.co.nz), ASG Technologies (www.asgtechnologies.co), Cablenet (www.cablenet.co.nz), and IT Engine (www.itengine.co.nz) into one ultimate business. Each company still operates as a separate entity, but the Advanced Group brand better enables them to collaborate on future innovations, ICT infrastructure and systems, cutting-edge IT, and unrivalled physical security solutions.

The Advanced Group businesses honour Aotearoa’s top suppliers each year. The awards celebrate outstanding relationships, and honour those across the supply chain who are integral in delivering enhanced outcomes to customers.

The awards selection process examines every aspect of the relationship through extensive surveys to uncover meaningful feedback, innovations, and integrations between the Advanced Group businesses and their suppliers.

We were thrilled to have most of our suppliers attend the evening, as having a physical celebration was an opportunity to bring people face-to-face and appreciate the connections that contributed to a successful year.

During the event, Hayden George, the Advanced Security GM commented, “It’s really awesome to have people in a room together and not on a screen, it’s like a room full of long-lost friends. Our suppliers have done a sterling job amidst the supply challenges over the last 12 months, and have made a massive difference for us all at Advanced Security”.

As we continue to feel the effects of COVID-19 in the supply chain, we recognise how valuable our relationships are with our suppliers. Amanda Moore, IT Engine’s Business Manager commented “The supply chain issues for the IT industry for the past couple of years have been extremely challenging, but amidst these challenges, our suppliers continue to go above and beyond to deliver to us, and we do really appreciate it. It’s nice to have the opportunity to say thank you.”

Advanced Security Group announced Gallagher Group as their 2021 Supplier of the Year award winner.

Brad Small, Regional Sales Manager, Gallagher, commented, Advanced Security has been a valued Gallagher partner for many years and is an important part of our business ecosystem. It is an honour to be voted by our long-standing partner as supplier of the year once again, especially considering the wide range of people within our company that are recognised through this award. Teams across Gallagher are extremely proud of this win.”

Cablenet announced J.A. Russell as their 2021 Supplier of the Year award winner.

Stuart McColl, J.A. Russell commented “Thank you for the ongoing support and partnership that J.A. Russell Ltd has with the Advanced Group of companies, and in this case Cablenet. We know that a successful team and business is made up of many individual parts, and in this case, we will take this award and thank ALL of our team for their individual roles played. it’s an honour to be recognised, and we look forward to many more years working together.”

IT Engine were thrilled to announce Dicker Data as their 2021 Supplier of the Year award winner.

Simon Nicol, Dicker Data’s Key Account Manager commented on their gratitude and relationship with IT Engine. “Dicker Data is incredibly proud to be named IT Engine’s Supplier of the Year award for 2021. We value the partnership we have together and enjoy working on strategic engagements for enhanced outcomes for IT Engine and their end users. The IT Engine Team are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve on service, support and product positioning to their clients and work closely with the Dicker Data sales and technical teams to achieve this.”

Advanced Group 2021 Supplier of the Year award winners:

  • Advanced Security Winner: Gallagher Group
  • Advanced Security Highly Commended: Atlas Gentech
  • Cablenet Winner: J. A. Russell
  • Cablenet Highly Commended: Total Access
  • IT Engine Winner: Dicker Data (Exeed)
  • IT Engine Highly Commended: Soft Solutions

Advanced Security, Cablenet, and IT Engine sincerely thank all of their supply partners who allow the business to deliver to its customers.

About Advanced Group

Advanced Group consists of 4 businesses; Advanced Security, ASG Technologies, Cablenet, and IT Engine, who are leaders in their respected fields.

Advanced Security deliver innovative and highly effective physical electronic security systems across the country. As one of the largest dedicated corporate and industrial electronic security integrators in New Zealand, they have been trusted to secure New Zealand’s most important organisations in corporate, government and industrial sectors, since 2002.

Founded by Terry Powell and acquired by TPT Group Holdings in 2021, Cablenet is now its third decade of business operations as one of the largest ICT infrastructure companies in the country. During this time, Cablenet has developed a proven ability to complete all types of ICT projects, from time-critical nationwide technical rollouts, to large-scale data, wireless, electronic technology and electrical contracts throughout New Zealand.

IT Engine delivers advanced and innovative IT services and solutions for Aotearoa. They’ve been supporting government, corporate and small to medium businesses as a trusted IT partner since their inception in 1997. Their areas of expertise include infrastructure and hardware installation, cyber security, backups and recovery, cloud solutions, and support services.

ASG Technologies create innovative ways to develop existing and emerging disruptive technologies into capabilities that can deliver enhanced outcomes for customers. As a digital system integrator, they’re at the forefront of future tech, and have a deep capability in software development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT (including LoRa and related technologies), drones, cloud, and robotics.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of ultimate parent company TPT Group Holdings (NZ) Limited (www.tptgroup.co.nz), Advanced Group are proud to be New Zealand owned, and support Aotearoa with 24 offices across the country.

Advanced Group have dedicated offices in Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, Napier, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch and Dunedin.