TOP TEAM: Company-X director David Hallett (centre) talks to developers Jason Kelly (left) and James Brunskill.

Company-X is among a powerful line-up of finalists in two prestigious awards.

The Waikato-based software specialist is a finalist in both the independent software vendor category of the new-look Reseller News Innovation Awards as well as the Westpac Waikato Business Awards.

“This year sees increased focus on customer innovation and excellence,” said Reseller News editorial director James Henderson on the Reseller News website.

“Reseller News asks the CEOs, managing directors and channel managers to put forward these unsung heroes, and for partners to recognise outstanding work that makes their business successful.”

Finalists were selected by a shortlist panel comprising Henderson alongside Reseller News president and publisher Susan Searle, Reseller News associate publisher Cherry Yumul and Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee Keith Watson.

The winners of the fourth annual Reseller News awards will be selected by a panel of more than 70 industry judges and announced at a celebratory dinner in Auckland on October 10.

Reseller News has tracked, reported on and championed the New Zealand ICT Industry for 20 years.

Company-X won the Homegrown Innovators Independent Software Vendor award at last year’s Reseller News ICT Awards.

Company-X was named a finalist in the Westpac Waikato Business Awards by Waikato Chamber of Commerce chief executive Chris Simpson at the finalist announcement evening at Waikato Museum on September 13.

Company-X entered the business growth, service excellence and global operator categories of the Westpac Waikato Business Awards. The winners will be announced on November 2 at an awards dinner at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton.

Company-X has experienced tremendous growth in its work and team, earning a ranking on last year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.

The software specialist was also a finalist in the global operator category last year.

“Company-X’s successes are down to our ever-growing world-class team of more than 50 project managers, business analysts, software architects, designers and developers,” said Company-X director Jeremy Hughes.

“We’d like to thank them for their hard work, which has got us to where we are today.”