Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Orion Health is two-time winner of Hi Tech Company Award

Orion Health becomes only two-time winner of the New Zealand Hi Tech Company of
the Year


Orion Health reconfirmed its status as the leading hi tech company in New Zealand by taking out the Exporter of the Year (over $5M) and Company of the Year awards at the New Zealand Hi Tech Awards on Friday evening in Christchurch.

Currently in its 22nd year of business, the eHealth software leader beat three other exceptional hi tech companies, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Serko and accounting software giant Xero, in being named the night’s big winner.

“Given the calibre of the finalists, we are obviously immensely proud to be named as the leading Hi-Tech Company for 2014,” said Orion Health CEO Ian McCrae. “The companies we were up against are not just leading New Zealand businesses, but are well on their way to becoming global leaders in their respective industries.”

Supporting Mr McCrae’s views were the comments from judges who believed the task of selecting winners this year was harder than ever before.

They commended Orion Health for “demonstrating outstanding year on year growth, substantial business acumen in a terribly complex and competitive market and amazing international diversification. Orion Health is simply a standout example of a New Zealand company.”

The accolades for Orion Health come on the back of strong global revenue growth of almost 40%, led by its leadership position in the North American market where it over exceeded targets and achieved revenue growth of over 60% for the past 12 months. This revenue growth was combined with an expansion in office locations to 27 across 25 countries and significant growth in headcount. “In the four month period between the end of September and the end of January we undertook a mammoth spell of growth where we were hiring 100 new employees a month,” says Mr McCrae.

Orion Health has now won the New Zealand Hi Tech Company of the Year for the second time, 13 years after its first. This ability to continue as a highly influential technology company with sustained global excellence is a remarkable achievement and something Mr McCrae believes is the highlight of the win.

“It is with great pride that I have watched these awards grow over the past 20 years. Each year I come back the number of new emerging companies and innovative products amaze me. To have now been recognised as the Hi Tech Company of the Year for a second time is testament to the unbelievable amount of hard work and dedication shown by all our staff over the last 21 years.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media: Fairfax Moves To Create Modern Newsroom

Fairfax Media New Zealand continues its newsroom transformation this week, with a proposal to further organise its editorial operations into focused, local teams and specialist national topic areas. More>>

ALSO:

Dairy: Fonterra Forecast For 2015/16 Season

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Along with its previously announced forecast dividend range of 20-30 cents per share, the change amounts to a forecast ... More>>

ALSO:

BusinessDesk: SkyCity Lifts Minimum Convention Centre Investment To $430M

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino operator, has lifted the minimum it will invest in the Auckland International Convention Centre to $430 million and said total costs including land may be $450 million to $470 million. More>>

Statistics: Drop In Dairy Prices Leads Fall In Exports

Total goods exports fell $240 million (5.5 percent) to $4.2 billion in April 2015 compared with April 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More>>

BusinessDesk: APN's NZME Sees Future In Paywalls, Growth In Digital Sales

APN News & Media has touted a single newsroom concept for its NZME unit in New Zealand, similar to what Germany's Die Welt uses, saying an 'integrated sales proposition' is helping it win market share, including ... More>>

Labour Party: Global Milk Prices Now Lowest In 6 Years

The latest fall in the global dairy price has brought it to the lowest level in six years and shows there must be meaningful action in tomorrow’s Budget to diversify the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “Dairy prices ... More>>


BusinessDesk: NZ Inflation Expectations Creep Higher In June Survey

May 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand businesses lifted their expectations for inflation over the next two years, sapping any immediate pressure on the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates, and prompting the kiwi dollar to jump higher. More>>

BusinessDesk: Lower Fuel Costs Drive Down NZ Producer Input, Output Prices

May 19 - Producer input and output prices fell in the first quarter, mainly reflecting lower fuel costs and weakness in prices of meat and dairy products. More>>

Media: Fairfax Media NZ Announces Senior Editorial Team

Fairfax Media New Zealand has today confirmed its new editorial leadership team, as part of a transformation of its newsrooms aimed at enhancing local and national journalism across digital and print. More>>

Science: Flavonoids Reduce Cold And Cough Risk

Flavonoids reduce cold and cough risk Research from the University of Auckland shows eating flavonoids – found in green tea, apples, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions – can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The research, ... More>>

BusinessDesk: RBNZ House Alert Speech The Catalyst For Government Action

Prime Minister John Key all but conceded that pressure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for concerted action on rampant Auckland house prices was one of the main catalysts for the government's weekend announcements about tightly ... More>>

BusinessDesk: How To Fall Foul Of The New Housing Tax Rules: Tips From IRD

Just because you rented out your investment property doesn't absolve you from paying tax, says the Inland Revenue Department in a summary of commonly made mistakes by non-professional property investors when it comes to their tax liability.More>>

Legal: Superdiversity Law, Policy And Business Stocktake Announced

Mai Chen, Managing Partner at Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law Specialists and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, today announced the establishment ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news