Growing overseas market makes software specialist stand out.

Company-X has been named a finalist in the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards.

The fast-growing Hamilton-based software specialist, founded by directors David Hallett and Jeremy Hughes in 2012, is a finalist in the BDO Best Medium Business for Services category.

Company-X clients include large, multi-national, businesses headquartered overseas, for whom Company-X team has designed and developed bespoke software solutions.

The company, based in Wintec House on the corner of Anglesea and Nisbet Streets, was ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2017 index of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region.

Company-X entered the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 at number 330 in December, having achieved revenue growth of 138 per cent over three years.

The number of Company-X jobs has almost doubled since November 2016, from around 30 to more than 50.

Company-X won the Services Exporter of the Year award at the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards last year for businesses with export revenue of up to $10 million.

“Our awards showcase a cross-section of some of our most ingenious and innovative businesses in the export sector,” ExportNZ Waikato Manager Sharon Robertson says.

This year, the category winners from the respective ExportNZ regional awards programmes automatically qualify for entry into the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA), run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).

ExportNZ Auckland and ExportNZ Waikato are divisions of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. The 2018 awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday, June 28 in Auckland.

Hallett and Hughes thanked the Company-X team after becoming finalists.

“We’re finalists in this award because of our hard-working and dedicated team,” Hallett said.

“We only hire the best and the brightest, that is why we do so well,” Hughes said.