Wrapping up Xerocon NZ

Phew, what a day. Feedback’s been rolling in, with accountants and bookkeepers agreeing on one thing: Xerocon NZ was an event to remember.

Partners were really thrilled to hear about:

  • Our acquisition of WorkflowMax
  • Big updates coming up in Xero — like major improvements to Report Packs
  • New ways to run an accounting practice from co-founder Hamish Edwards

I left the Xerocon Live Blog to get beautiful for the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, where we really cut loose with our Accounting, Bookkeeping and Add-on Partners.

Tina Cross getting the party started.

The best part of the night was recognising our top Partners with some awards. Here’s who won this year:

Fastest-growing Partner: Slater & Co 

Partner Innovation Award: Cloud Accountants

Xero Knowledge Award: James Galloway from Winstanley Kerridge and Teresa Johnson from Teresa Johnson Consulting.

Best Partner website: Judith Cambridge Limited

100% Xero award: Engine Room and Wise Advice

Emerging Add-on Partner: Spotlight Reporting

Training Partner of the year: Training and Beyond

Add-on Partner of the year: Vend

Bookkeeping Partner of the year: Red Office

Accounting Partner of the year: DJCA

Justin Keen from Cloud Accountants accepts his Partner Innovation Award from NZ Country Manager Leanne Graham

James Galloway accepts his Xero Knowledge Award from CEO Rod Drury

CEO Rod Drury, Red Office Bookkeeper of the Year Louise Holmes and NZ Country Manager Leanne Graham

Rod Drury, Leanne Graham and the DJCA team

What a night! Next up is Xerocon Australia, on 21 July. If you’re as excited about it as I am you can register early here.


Gayle Buchanan
February 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Fantastic conference, thanks so much to the organisational team – content, people and food (salmon – yum) were awesome – so great to meet the xero staff in the flesh (special mention – Tokes for his incredible plumbing, Mr Orange Girl and Sue for being great table mates!) of course NZBAI rocked! See you next year

#xerocon 2012 (NZ) Wrap Up accounting | technology | music | life Guy Pearson
February 9, 2012 at 6:47 am

[…] The following awards were given out, a huge congratulations to all of the following (see more information here): […]

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