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Victory of the Company-X software specialist superheroes

November, 2018

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND, November, 2018: Company-X’s ever-growing team of software specialist superheroes won two top accolades at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards.

The Hamilton-based company, founded by David Hallett and Jeremy Hughes in 2012, won the Service Excellence and Global Operator categories at the annual business awards at the Waikato Chamber of Commerce organised event at Claudelands Event Centre on November 2.

Jeremy was asked, at the awards, which trophy Company-X would like to take home if it could claim only one.

“I’d choose the Service Excellence Award,” said Jeremy. “If you provide excellent service to your clients, the rest will follow.”

The award recognises Company-X’s consistent dedication to superlative service and its commitment to the customer through its service values.

“Company-X has built a reputation for delivering exceptional service to its clients by consistently exceeding expectations of what’s possible,” said the judges. “The refreshing people-centric approach to software design and delivery ensures that the right staff are working with the right clients to keep projects on time and on budget. David and Jeremy lead the company’s service philosophy by embedding service excellence into all aspects of their operation.”

The Global Operator Award recognises Company-X’s work within the global market, outstanding international trade achievements, sustainable growth and results.

“Company-X are an impressive Waikato-based global operator that have an unrelenting focus on strong relationships with their customers and partners while building the best teams,” said the judges. “They have a clear strategy that is articulated and understood throughout the organisation. Making decisions about which work they take on and who to partner with is always pulled back to theirs values and strategy.

“The partnering approach to overseas markets has proven successful, and the focus on key customer and partner relationships is providing further opportunities as they become more widely known for their customer service, expertise and delivery.”

The Company-X team does a lot of brainstorming when solving client’s problems.

“Before we start, we ask who is going to come up with the stupidest brilliant idea, and who is going to ask the stupidest question,” Jeremy said.

“It’s between the cracks of those queries that we sometimes find the seeds of our best solutions and it’s up to the ever-growing Company-X team to feed and water those seeds through to a complete and successful working system.”

Company-X clients include multinational companies headquartered overseas and domestic businesses.

“That’s really exciting for us as a company,” David said. “We are contributing to the trade surpluses in New Zealand. When we work for overseas companies, we are growing the Waikato and growing New Zealand. The tax we pay for that income helps pay for hospitals and schools and it is a really great feeling.”

The Westpac Waikato Business Awards wins follow Company-X being named the Fastest Growing Technology Company in the Central North Island in the Deloitte Fast 50.

Company-X also sponsored the Innovation Award at the Westpac Waikato Business Awards, which was won by Montana Group. The Innovation Award recognised Montana’s success through innovation - both in thinking and implementing of an idea. Montana also won the Business Growth Award, the Strategy, Planning and Governance Award and was Supreme Winner.

“It was absolutely fitting that the winner of the Innovation Award should be the Supreme Winner,” Jeremy said.

“Montana’s win was very well deserved,” David added.

“Entering the Westpac Waikato Business Awards is like entering the 100-metre sprint at school and running against the best of the athletics team,” Jeremy said. “One of the reasons these are such special awards is looking at the finalists gave us the same feeling. We were in exemplary company.”

About Company-X

Company-X is an innovative multi-award-winning software specialist based in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Clients range from large, multi-national, businesses headquartered overseas, to small and medium sized enterprises in New Zealand.

Company-X’s world leading team design, develop and test bespoke software solutions for its clients.

Company-X won the Service Excellence and Global Operator awards at the prestigious Westpac Waikato Business Awards in 2018.

Deloitte named Company-X the fastest growing technology business in the Central North Island in 2018.

Company-X was ranked at number 330 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2017 index of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the Asia Pacific region. Rankings were based on percentage revenue growth over three years.

Company-X won the Services Exporter of the Year category at the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2017.

Company-X also won the Homegrown Innovators Independent Software Vendor Award at the Reseller News ICT Awards 2017.

The Company-X developed One Network Road Classification Performance Measures Reporting Tool won the Roading Asset Management Innovation Award at the Road Infrastructure Management Forum in 2017.


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