Growing our UK footprint

2012 has been big transitional year for us in the UK as we progressed from being tiny, seven-person virtual team in March to what is today a fully fledged and grown up business with the capacity and talent to go on to win the UK market.

And we’re lucky to have recruited some great new people this year to join the cause. Most recently we welcomed Nick Longden to Team UK as National Sales Manager. He’ll be leading and building out a world class sales operation for us as we head into 2013. Nick joins from global giant Wolters Kluwer CCH where he had been the UK sales director for a number of years and so brings with him a ton of valuable sales leadership experience and ability.

Here’s what Nick had to say about the UK opportunity when he visited Wellington last month:

Nick’s building out his 2013 team now, so if you’re looking to jump to the next wave and think you have what it takes, pop over to and get in touch.


Therese McEllgitt
November 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I would like some information regarding when purchase orders and quotes will be established in xero? These items are valued in our business and I dont see why I need to have a different system to product purchase orders when I enter payabls in xero.

Rod Drury Xero
November 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Hi Therese, discussed in other posts. We’re working on Purchase Orders now and Quotes soon after that.

A focus of our team is to complete what we call the Order to Cash workflows, including simple stock progressively over 2013. We’re well into that program of work now and already delivered Remittance Advices.

We’d love to have everything for you today, but we’re working hard to get this stream of work done.

Tina Kaye
November 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Glad to hear the UK team is growing fast!!

David Kime
November 15, 2012 at 12:32 am

I hope that this will lead to a larger rise in the UK – which will push the UK up in importance in Xero. Perhaps we will then we could get some VAT improvements (EC sales lists, Intrastat and online filing from Xero). I love Xero and recommend it everywhere but this is always a shortcoming when firms deal with EC countries

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