LONDON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BIS Ltd is pleased to announce that they have been awarded COLT's UK Sales and Marketing Reseller for its Partner of the Year 2008 Awards.

Now in its third year, the Partner of the Year scheme is designed to recognise and reward COLT's top performing partners, both on a national and pan-European level.

We are delighted to have been commended by COLT for our activity, said David Pyemont, Chairman of BIS Ltd. Over the last 12 months we have increased our commitment to working with COLT as a result of their focus on supporting partners, he continued.

Andy Horn, Head of SME Division, UK at COLT said, COLT's UK partner channel went from strength to strength in 2008 with more than 30 new partners added to our community. We are delighted to be able to recognise the outstanding contribution that BIS has made during the year. Close partnerships will be more important than ever in this year's challenging market and we are committed to ensuring it's as easy as possible for partners to do business with us in 2009.

Samantha Keating, Sales Director for BIS Ltd continued, We have been working with many of our clients on high availability solutions which are implemented across multiple BIS datacentres. This type of solution often requires new or upgraded network connections. Utilising COLT's network allows us to offer our clients reliable solutions and attractive pricing, Ms Keating continued.

About BIS Ltd

BIS has been designing, building and managing IT infrastructure solutions for over 10 years. The company established its reputation as a customer focused technology partner following a number of high profile implementations with leading clients, primarily in the insurance, shipping, legal and media sectors.

As an independently owned service provider, our UK based team of leading technical, project and operational experts provide impartial advice on how best to meet your IT service delivery objectives.

Information about BIS Ltd and its services can be found at

About COLT

COLT is a leading European provider of business communications. COLT operates a 13-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 18 COLT data centres.

Information about COLT and its services can be found at

For more information, please contact: Samantha Keating BIS Ltd Tel: + 44(0)20-7861-9322

For more information, please contact: Samantha Keating, BIS Ltd, Tel: + 44(0)20-7861-9322