2018 NZIBA Winners

New Zealand International Award winners standing together with trophies

08 November 2018

An innovative software company that shows the world how to understand what lies beneath the land and the oceans has won the Supreme Award at the 2018 New Zealand International Business Awards.

Seequent, based in Christchurch, is a global leader in the development of visual data science software. They have advanced 3D graphic solutions which enable people to create rich stories and uncover valuable insights from geological data, and ultimately make better decisions about the earth, environment and energy challenges.

The judges were impressed with how well Seequent portrayed the emerging story of New Zealand on the global stage – advanced technology, focussed on making the world better, operating in a high-value niche and executed with precision, tenacity and ambition. Seequent demonstrates how you can grow a global business from New Zealand and have a positive impact on some of the world’s biggest problems.

Earlier, Seequent won the ANZ Best Medium Business Award before winning the overall title.

More than 500 people at a black-tie event in Auckland celebrated the 31 leading export companies that made it through to the finals of the awards. They came from around New Zealand and represented an array of sectors, demonstrating the nation’s business diversity and innovation.

For the first time at these awards, recognition was given to Inspiring Women Leaders. Seven outstanding businesswomen were nominated for this award, and the judges could not separate two of the nominees. The joint winners were Sarah Kennedy and Aliesha Staples.

The New Zealand International Business Awards are run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and supported by Strategic Partner, ANZ New Zealand Limited. They celebrate the success of New Zealand businesses on the world stage and recognise excellence and innovative practice.

See here for the full list of winners.