About us

Professional Affiliations
We were founder members of:
  • NZ Software Exporters Association
  • Internet Service Providers Association
  • Web Designers of New Zealand
  • Canterbury Software Cluster
All aimed at supporting professional, high quality business practice and collaborative relationships.

We bring a number of important business philosophies to our work, including:

Here's the quick run-down on the company:

Established:1989 (as South Pacific Information Services (SPIS) Ltd)
Primary focus:Custom software development (specialty: Delphi)
Electronic publishing
Major Clients/Users:IBM (US) and its Gold clients: Kodak, Xerox, Amex etc
Knight Ridder/New York Times (US)
MIR (Japan) and its clients: Vodafone, Merrill Lynch etc
Fulton Hogan (NZ)
Foodstuffs (SI) Ltd (NZ)

We have been recognised with a number of awards for our services and products, but we believe it is our highly skilled, well educated, cheerful staff are really what makes the difference to our clients.

Here is a small sample of the feedback we've had: "rapid friendly response", "impressed by the personal nature of the contact", "friendly instantaneous help", "efficient, experienced and very understanding of our needs".

When necessary, Webcentre draws on a range of regular, reliable sub-contractors in specialist fields, many of whom have worked alongside the company for the past decade. In addition, the company has strong ties with leading Web automation and content management developers internationally. This gives us access to a broad range of capabilities and support to complete jobs reliably and provide on-going services year after year.

Key Personnel

Peter Hyde, Development Director, BTech (Hons) in Industrial Engineering, Massey
Peter has over two decades in software engineering, including six years managing an international software development team in Japan. He is well-versed in all aspects of software development, including strategic analysis for major projects, management of technical issues and personnel from a variety of cultures, through to planning international product release, support and marketing. Over the past 15 years, Peter has led our development team and built a focus group of reliable, regular contractors to provide extra added depth to our skills and experience as and when needed. The fact that these relationships have remained strong over the years is indicative of the professionalism he brings to project development and strategic planning.

Vicki Hyde, Managing Director, BSc (Psychology), BA (Sociology), Canterbury
Vicki concentrates on the strategic overview, design and human resources operations, while ensuring that our technical staff have the resources and training to consistently produce quality results. Vicki has a broad international outlook and experience professionally and personally, and strongly champions New Zealand capabilities.

If you'd like to know about the rest of our talented staff, check out Our People page.

If you'd like to see examples of the sorts of services we have provided to others, check out our portfolio section.

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