Software firm Re-Leased wins accolades at ExportNZ Awards
Napier software firm Re-Leased has won the ExportNZ Hawke's Bay ASB Exporter of the Year Award.
Re-Leased won the award for its technology-agnostic offerings, which stood about from many strong entries.
According to the judges, Re-Leased's offering allowed the company to co-create with any other partner "for a common good and scaleability". The company was also recognised for its "awareness towards developing a future product set, turning data into meaningful insights and analytics across connected sectors, such as insurance and electricity", its ability "to win in a big market", and its "openness and desire for a fresh external perspective".
Re-Leased also won the inaugural T-G Global Best Medium to Large Exporter Award.
The judging panel included New Zealand Trade and Enterprise board member Wayne Norrie, ASB head of international Trade Mike Atkins, Callaghan Innovation's Jenny Brown, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise customer director Dan Taylor.
"This is the fifth year ASB has sponsored these awards, and every year we are impressed by the quality of companies that put their names forward. Hawke's Bay companies do an amazing job on the world stage and this year's winners continue that tradition,” says Atkins.
“We're incredibly proud to play a role in helping Kiwi companies to progress and succeed. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the hard work and achievements of the export sector, so congratulations again to all of this year's finalist and winners."
ExportNZ Hawke's Bay executive officer Amanda Liddle says ExportNZ was thrilled with the entries.
“I want to congratulate the winners and finalists for having the courage to believe in themselves and their teams."
The full list of winners from the ExportNZ ASB Hawke's Bay Export Awards 2019:
ASB Exporter of the Year Award: Re-Leased
ContainerCo Best Emerging Business Award: LilyBee Wrap
T-G Global Best Medium/Large Business Award: Re-Leased
Tomoana Food Hub Excellence in Innovation: Phoenix Firepumps
T-G Global Unsung Hero Award: PetfoodNZ International's Adele Williams and LilyBee Wrap's Megan Williams.
Business Central oversees ExportNZ Hawke's Bay. Chief Executive John Milford says he was impressed by the huge interest in the awards and the quality of the entrants.
"They do us all proud as they go about their vital work on the world stage,” he comments.
Business Central represents employers across the lower North Island, providing employer, health and safety, and human resources advice, and advocating policies that reflect the interests of the business community.
Event sponsors included Hawke's Bay Airport and Napier Port, and other sponsors Great Things Grow Here, Napier City Council, Grundy Productions, Trinity Hill, Singapore Airlines, OPure, Business Hawke's Bay, and New Zealand Trade - Enterprise.