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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.”

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