Centrered celebrates its 20th anniversary



A lot has happened in the past 20 years. Australia still holds the Rugby League World Cup title, John Howard is no longer the Prime Minister, and technology continues to evolve rapidly. And in 1996, Kent Forster founded what was to become one of the leading managed service providers for small to mid-sized businesses in and around Canberra.


This July marked Centrered’s 20th anniversary! When our company was founded with a couple of employees and a few servers to our name, we could hardly predict that our company would achieve so much from such humble beginnings. From being named the Innovation Partner of the Year for Kaseya in 2014, ANZ Partner of the Year for Datto in 2016 to partnering with industry leaders like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Kaseya and Datto, these past two decades have truly been eventful.

Of course, we could not have come this far without the loyal support and hard work of each member of the Centrered team. First and foremost, we would like to thank our current directors, Kent Forster, Adele Pickering, Sasha Hajenko, and Hedley Middlebrook, for leading Centrered through the forever changing IT landscape, and without their diligent support Centrered probably wouldn’t have achieved the level of success it enjoys today.

It’s also important for us to acknowledge the technicians and administrative staff that make Centrered better than it was yesterday. This milestone would not have been possible without the incredible work of our talented employees. It’s impressive to see that the same flexible mindset, personalised client support, and innovative solutions continue to burn brightly even after two decades.

Last but certainly not least, Centrered’s achievements were made possible, thanks to you – our clients and business partners. We feel privileged that you have continued to trust the services offered by Centrered, some of you even standing by our service for as long as 10 years.

Centrered has delivered solutions to a wide array of industries, from not-for-profits to healthcare organisations. We have increased office productivity by upgrading our client’s IT infrastructures and migrating them to the cloud. We have also prevented cyber attacks and disasters from ruining our client’s companies with the help of business continuity planning and network security.

Although the technologies we’ve been working with have changed over the last couple decades, what hasn’t changed is our devotion to giving you high-quality service for as long as humanly possible. Watching your business grow with our help has, and always will be a privilege.


It was an amazing 20 years. We hope the years to come will be a blast!