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 (NZIBA) celebrates businesses that display exceptional export performance and innovative strategies. The NZIBA have been held for over 50 years. Winners include New Zealand’s most dynamic businesses and exciting leaders. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Te Taurapa Tūhono (NZTE) is the international business development agency of the New Zealand government. They work towards 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 achievements 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 embraces the values associated with Māori culture. However, in her journey as a business leader, Miriana rarely places her identity at the forefront. Rather letting the innovation, efforts, and success of 1Centre speak for itself.

Nonetheless, Miriana is always keen to stand with her Māori brothers and sisters who are also building great businesses on the worldwide stage. She knows that together, they uplift and show the potential and talent of the Māori community. Miriana is humbled by this nomination. Her focus remains on driving excellence through her work and backing the merits of her team.

1Centre’s nomination shows its ongoing efforts to own innovation in the Credit Management space. Additionally, it shows its commitment to including Māori merit in its business fabric.

Miriana stated that, “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. They show the fierce competition and high standards of this year’s awards. 

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

About 1Centre

1Centre, based in Auckland, is a FinTech innovator transforming trade credit management. Founded on simplifying and streamlining the credit process, this cutting edge B2B SaaS platform is making trade credit automation available to businesses of all sizes. 1Centre uses the latest technologies: real time business credit checks with multi bureau integrations, ID verification, guarantees, and trade reference checks. Thus, 1Centre enables businesses to process trade credit applications in minutes as opposed to days or weeks. Such robust capabilities, coupled with an intuitive design, ensure a smooth and user friendly experience for both suppliers and customers. This is all backed by strict security measures.

Leading organisations in New Zealand and Australia, such as Mitre 10 New Zealand, CSR Group, and Bidfood New Zealand & Australia trust and use 1Centre. 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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