1Centre announced as a finalist for the NZ International Business Awards 2023!

Nomination Spotlights 1Centre’s Dedication to Excellence in Export and Strong Māori Roots

The New Zealand International Business Awards celebrates businesses that showcase exceptional export performance and innovative strategies. The New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA) have been held for more than 50 years with winners including some of New Zealand’s most dynamic businesses and inspirational leaders. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Te Taurapa Tūhono (NZTE) is the New Zealand government’s international business development agency, working to grow companies internationally for the good of New Zealand.

He kai kei aku ringa Award 

The “He kai kei aku ringa for Māori Excellence in Export Award” is a prestigious recognition celebrating the accomplishments of Māori founders and CEOs. Miriana Lowrie, the CEO of 1Centre, Ngā Rauru and Te Ātiawa descent, holds her Māori heritage close to her heart and deeply cherishes the values associated with Māori culture. Yet, in her journey as a business leader, Miriana rarely places her identity at the forefront, choosing instead to let the innovation, diligence, and success of 1Centre speak for itself. Nonetheless, Miriana is always keen to stand alongside her Māori brothers and sisters who are also building great businesses on the world-wide stage, knowing that together, they collectively uplift and showcase the potential and brilliance of the Māori community. While she is humbled by this nomination, her focus remains on driving excellence through her work and championing the merits of her team and the solutions they create. 

1Centre’s nomination reflects its continuous efforts to own innovation in the Credit Management space, while also emphasising its commitment to integrating Māori excellence in its business fabric.

Miriana Lowrie, CEO and Founder of 1Centre, remarked, “Being nominated for this award is a testimony to the dedication of our team and the Kaupapa Māori values that guide us. It’s an honour to be recognised alongside other exemplary businesses. Alongside 1Centre, notable nominees include AWWA, ŌKU New Zealand, OSACO Group, and Sentient Software, illustrating the fierce competition and high standards of this year’s awards. 

This nomination reinforces 1Centre’s position as a leader in the Credit Management sphere, promising even more groundbreaking initiatives on the horizon.  

About 1Centre

1Centre, headquartered in Auckland, is a FinTech innovator reshaping the landscape of trade credit management. This cutting-edge B2B SaaS platform is founded on the principles of simplifying and streamlining the credit process, making it accessible to businesses of all sizes. By leveraging the latest technologies – including real-time business credit checks with multi-bureau integrations, ID verification, guarantees, and trade reference checks – 1Centre empowers businesses to process trade credit applications in mere minutes as opposed to traditional durations of days or even weeks. Such robust capabilities, coupled with an intuitive design, ensure a seamless and user-friendly experience for both suppliers and customers, all underpinned by stringent security measures. Trusted by prominent organisations in New Zealand and Australia, such as Mitre 10 New Zealand, CSR Group, and Bidfood New Zealand & Australia, 1Centre stands as a testament to efficient and confident trading. To discover the future of trade credit management, visit 1centre.com.

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