Established in 1956, New Zealand-based Baycorp means a great deal to businesses, co-ops and mutuals included, as the go-to solution to help with non-payment from debtors. Baycorp’s experience, processes and people help its clients to unlock debt, with robust credit reporting, in-house specialist legal action and field services options.
Safe365 is smart Kiwi software which is rapidly changing the game when it comes to workplace health and safety. Launched in September 2016, the online application assesses your organisation, develops your personalised health and safety action plan and provides you with the support you need to improve.
Established in 1869 in Southland, SBS Bank is believed to be the first building society in the world to have achieved bank registration while retaining its mutual structure. In 147 years, the ‘member bank’ has sustained mutual trust, mutual benefits and mutual respect.
Our second Corporate Associate Member, Total Utilities Management Group, is an independent utility broker which manages utility contracts worth $385 million annually on behalf of business customers such as Zespri & Harvey Norman.
Loomio is a Kiwi-American worker-owned co-operative, established with social impact and business mission in mind. True to its core co-operative ethos, the open source software it develops is focused on improving collaboration and decision-making.
Farmers Mutual Group (FMG) is the inaugural winner of this award and Chief Executive Chris Black, pictured, was on hand to receive it on behalf of the 111-year-old mutual.
Twenty-five years on and one of the enduring things about ITM is that the Members are local owner-operators with skin in the game and while still independent, remain united on those things that really matter.