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22 November 2017 Unitec Charity Golf Day 2017 Lexel sponsored a team of four to join in the Unitec Charity Golf Day 2017 in support of the Men’s Health Trust. Hosted by Unitec at the Maungakiekie Gold Club in Auckland.

Men’s Health Trust is encouraging men to take responsibility for living a healthy life by focusing on men’s physical and mental wellbeing. We were delighted as a company to be able to participate and be part of such a worthwhile cause.
17 November 2017 HP Partner Awards HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Lexel was honoured to win HP Marketing Partner of the year in a highly competitive category.

“The team at Lexel are always thinking of innovative ways to take products to market and wrapping their wider offerings around them to create some fantastic events. Their engagement this year with the wider HP team has been exceptional.”

Antony Watts
Partner Business Manager, HP New Zealand
15 November 2017 Mt Hobson celebrates 15 years Lexel exhibited at ALGIM 2017 partnering with Enghouse Contact Centre Solutions. The theme was “The Role of Local Government in a Digital World” and attending were the who’s who of New Zealand’s leading Local and Central Government organisations.

Being our first appearance at ALGIM 2017, we chose to front with our industry leading capability around Skype for Business, and how Enghouse, a stalwart of the Local Government industry, could interface with our solutions to deliver improved efficiencies in the voice and Unified communications space. The combined offering was a huge success with over 100 delegates connecting with our team to discuss their unified communications and contact centre plans, projects and intentions.

The highlight was having all kinds of conversations with delegates, addressing current, future and historical business problems that Lexel can help resolve. With such interest in who we are and what we can deliver, we will definitely be back again in 2018, so make sure you drop in and say hi.
15 November 2017 Mt Hobson celebrates 15 years Mt Hobson recently hosted two speaking events in Wellington and Auckland, led by UK Educational specialist Rob Carpenter, CEO of the Inspire Partnership, and accredited consultant of Matthew Syed.

Matthew Syed is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of high performance and cultural change, and bestselling author of books ‘Bounce’ and ‘Black Box Thinking’. Matthew Syed has worked with some of the world’s largest organisations to help build a mind-set of continuous improvement.

This interactive workshop event featured Matthew Sayed’s ‘Mindset for Education’ which covers what Growth Mind-set is, why it is important, the evidence that supports it and the tools to build resilience in students and staff to enable them to face challenge in a complex world.

Presenter, Rob Carpenter has over 20 years’ leadership experience in the education sector and is passionate about school-to-school support. He is one of a handful of accredited consultants who work for Matthew Syed to deliver these workshops internationally. This New Zealand debut event provided an amazing learning opportunity for educators, professionals and parents.

As part of this event Lexel displayed the new HP Virtual Reality Headset with a focus on the use of VR in education. This proved very popular with the 300+ educators that attended the event.
2 November 2017 Lexel celebrates 30 years Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success, at St Matthews in the City.

The occasion included fantastic company, good food, live music, and a little Vegas flair.

This milestone was made possible by many great partners ensuring Lexel’s continued growth as an IT provider of choice.
12 October 2017 Saint Kentigern 1st XV Rugby Team Sponsorship Lexel has again supported Saint Kentigern’s 1st XV Rugby team. The highly skilled team won the Auckland 1A final 26-19 over Sacred Heart, making the National top 4 championship competition where they finished 3rd.

Lexel is proud to support the team and its sporting achievements in our local community.
12 October 2017 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards - Highly commended mid-market partner Reseller News ICT Industry Awards 2017 recognised the achievements of established and emerging partners in Auckland City last night.

Over 40 partners made the final shortlist. Lexel was honoured to be awarded highly commended in the competitive mid-market partner category.

Over the last 12 months, Lexel grew its services business by 38%, an achievement that required substantial focus and a dedicated team culture. This is an exciting achievement for Lexel with the Reseller Awards honouring the country's leading industry figures.
9 October 2017 Mobile trendsetter prize pack for one lucky winner In September, Lexel promoted the new HP Elite POS and as part of the promotion Daniel Villard of Smith and Caughey won an exciting HP prize pack.

The prize included the HP Spectre X360, HP Elite Thunderbolt 3 dock, HP power pack, HP headset, HP Roar Mini Bluetooth speaker, HP tote and sleeve to make a statement without saying a word.

“It's a very nice package with so many accessories & features, very fast & light laptop. Please pass my appreciation to Lexel & HP for this superb prize.” –Daniel Villard.

The HP Elite POS is a brand new addition to the HP offering and is a versatile point of sale system with security, durability, and flexibility built into its gorgeous design ensuring you are powered to perform.
25 September 2017 Just Launched – Lexel Education Solutions Division dedicated site Lexel believes in educating our future thinkers, our new dedicated platform will provide the latest product information, key technology trends and special services to equip schools with the technology they need to take advantage of the digital world. Our team is dedicated to assisting your school's digital

transformation experience, providing learning opportunities for your staff, students, and wider school communities anywhere and at anytime.
29 August 2017 Make a statement without saying a word – HP Elite POS From traditional to mobile, Lexel and HP are reinventing the customer experience with technology solutions that empower employees and engage customers. Enable your brand with sleek and innovative technology that delivers the stability and reliability your business depends on.
31 July 2017 Buildnz | Designex Lexel and Companion Systems teamed up for the ultimate tradeevent. Lexel, Companion Systems, and HP jointly collaborated at the Buildnz|Designex / National Safety Show exhibiting a wide range of products tailored to the needs of the building and construction industry.

Over three days 10,000 industry professionals visited the ASB Showgrounds to share ideas, assess latest trends, innovate, and develop business relationships.

This event provided a unique opportunity for Lexel to promote key product and services including HPs range of Elite mobile solutions powered by Windows 10, HPs ZBook Workstations, OnSite Companion software and Office 365.
It was great to see many of our existing clients at the show and to meet many new organisations who can gain considerable benefits from the business automation provided by OnSite Companion partnered with the latest HP devices.

As part of the event we gave away a brand new HP Elite x2 1012 G2 - Caleb Pearson from Wilshire Group was our lucky winner, enjoy!

From traditional to mobile, Lexel and HP are reinventing the customer experience with technology solutions that empower employees and engage customers. Enable your brand with sleek and innovative technology that delivers the stability and reliability your business depends on.
24 July 2017 New Starter Lexel is proud to announce the appointment of Brett Boulle as the General Manager of Cloud and Support Services. With over 20 years experience in ICT business and operations management, service management, software development, program delivery and consulting, Brett brings a wealth of experience to Lexel’s Senior Management team.

Prior to joining Lexel Brett was the General Manager of WEX NZ, a global leader in fuel card payments solutions. Before moving to New Zealand five years ago, Brett lived and worked in London for 13 years.
13 April 2017 IDC Executive Workshop Lexel in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise hosted key customers for 'The Internet of things IDC Executive workshop's run by Peter Wise and Shane Minogue from IDC.

The morning was spent discussing the status of IoT in New Zealand. IDC sharing valuable local and international market insights to help attendees better navigate the challenges and opportunities IoT presents.

The day was finished with a lunch at Habourside providing a delicious opportunity to network and discuss all things IoT.

IoT is here and now, harness this potential and position your business as ready, contact your account manager today to learn more.
12 April 2017 Microsoft Award Finalist Lexel has been acknowledged as a finalist in the category's Communications Partner of the Year's at the 2017 Microsoft partner Awards.

It's expected that 450 people from the partner community will gather at the Langham Auckland to celebrate partners delivering outstanding outcomes in the market place.

Lexel's 2017 submission outlined how we created a world-class solution for Unitiec - New Zealand's largest institute of technology, using a fully integrated Skype for Business solution.

This is the third year running Lexel have been recognised in this category highlighting our capability as the strongest and largest Skype for Business integrator in NZ.
29 March 2017 New 84" Microsoft Surface Hub at Lexel Lexel has installed a second Microsoft Surface Hub, this time the larger 84" to enhance how the team collaborate and create.

The 84" is ideal for larger settings like medium and large conference rooms. With 4K resolution on a very large display, it makes a great place to share and analyse data. With natural inking and advanced touch capabilities at its core, the 84" model makes collaborating on a large screen both inviting and easy.

Microsoft Surface Hub is a first-of-its-kind collaboration device that brings the Lexel team together in a way that feels completely natural, with technology that helps ideas flow.

Contact your account manager to reimagine the meeting experience.
17 March 2017 Shake it, Whisk it, Whip it! As part of our ongoing Food for Thought Series, HP and Lexel hosted an indulgent dessert and cocktail masterclass at Social Cooking in Auckland.

Participants learnt to unleash mobile productivity with Windows 10 and HP’s new Elite range.

The HP Elite range enables you to revolutionise your work place and energise your workforce. The afternoon was a sweet success, constructing tasty treats and delicious cocktails. As part of the event, attendees were given the opportunity to win their very own HP Elite x3.

Congratulations to Brett Noonan from Premiere Lifestyle Villages who was our lucky winner! Thank you to all who attended.
16 March 2017 Lexel Systems has been announced as a finalist in the New Zealand Microsoft Partner Awards nominated for the title of 'Communications Partner of the Year'.

The 2017 Partner Awards is a celebration of Microsoft partners delivering outstanding outcomes in the market place.

Lexel's 2017 submission outlined how we created a world-class collaboration environment at Unitiec - New Zealand's largest institute of technology, using a fully integrated Skype for Business solution.

This is the third year running that Lexel has been named finalist in this category highlighting our position as the strongest and largest Skype for Business integrator in NZ.

The 2017 Microsoft Partner Awards will be held on Tuesday 11th of March at the Langham Hotel in Auckland.
7 March 2017 Lexel expands into a second building Lexel has recently expanded into an additional office building, next door to its current head office in North Harbour Auckland.

The expansion will initially accommodate Lexel's Professional Services team who experienced a growth of 25% in 2016.

The new facility provides Lexel the additional space needed to ensure continued growth and development of key service and consulting capabilities. This move also ensures its continued status as ICT Integrator of choice for employees based in northern Auckland.