Issue 50 – June 2013
At the NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2013, Xero took out top honours this year, winning the PwC Company of the Year category as well as the HSBC and NZMEA over $5 million export category.
The judges in the Company of the Year category were full of praise for Xero. 'The hallmarks of a great company are focused leadership, rational planning, and superb results in the market. Xero exhibits all of these,' stated one judge. Another international judge remarked, 'Xero is executing the Web 2.0 playbook perfectly, blending brand building, product development, capital raising and value creation, and global expansion. Xero is the new benchmark for product-based tech companies in NZ.'
NZ Hi-Tech Trust Chair Wayne Norrie says the Hi-Tech Awards programme continues to go from strength-to-strength every year, with 2013 seeing a record number of first-time entrants and record attendance at all events.
Summarised from the NZ Engineering News website.