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Xero Partner Awards recognise outstanding performance in 2013

Posted 4 years ago in Advisors by Amanda Armstrong

Xerocon New Zealand 2014 closed on a high as we celebrated the contribution of some of New Zealand’s leading small business experts at the Xero Partner Awards dinner on Friday evening.

Honoring our partners’ increasing innovation and enthusiasm, we presented nine awards ranging from the Accounting Partner of the Year to the Xero MVP Award, which celebrates the winner’s impact on the accountancy profession in 2013.

These awards are a wonderful opportunity for us to acknowledge our partners for their provision of Xero services and corresponding delivery of high quality marketing.

Congratulations to the winners!

Accounting Partner of the Year 2013

Curtis McLean (now Deloitte Private) –  Wellington

Xerocon Partner Awards

Long standing Xero partner Curtis McLean has been recognised for its contribution to referring new organisations to Xero, and as a thought leader in acquiring and retaining clients.

Bookkeeping Partner of the Year 2013

GoFi8ure – Wellington

Go Fi8ure wins an award at Xerocon Partner Awards

GoFi8ure is fully focused on going the extra mile for its clients. Having positioned Xero at the core of its business, it has been recognised for providing excellent service and effective use of co-marketing of both the GoFi8ure and Xero brands.

National Practice of the Year 2013

Enable Business – Auckland, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay

Enable Business wins an award at the Xero Partner Awards

With offices in Auckland, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay, and clients across the country, Enable Business and its team of proactive, business-savvy accountants have demonstrated that location is no barrier to running a successful practice.

Add-on Partner of the Year 2013

eWAY – Auckland

eWAY Xero partner

eWAY’s integration with Xero online services has been game changing – allowing many New Zealand businesses to greatly reduce their receivable days through real time payments. Appointing a Xero ambassador, and providing free training & certification to Xero advisor partners, the eWAY team has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Xero customers and partners.

Emerging Add-on Partner of the Year 2013

Re-Leased – Auckland

Re-leased Xero Partner

Since launching in 2013, the Re-Leased team has shown an impressive rate of growth. Marketing Re-Leased and Xero to the commercial property sector as a combined solution, this is a Kiwi startup that is opening itself and Xero up to new markets around the world.

Industry Partner of the Year Award 2013

Leading Edge Services – Waitakere

Leading Edge services wins award at Xerocon

Leading Edge provides expert financial advice and accounting services, tailor made for schools. The team has been recognised for its efforts in going the extra mile, working alongside schools to help them develop the capability to manage their day to day finances.

Marketing Innovation Award 2013

Enable Business – Auckland, Wellington & Hawke’s Bay

Enable Business wins an award

Awarded for its creative approach to marketing, and producing an integrated marketing story around its central theme of being its client’s “wingman”, Enable has done a superb job putting customer stories front and centre of its marketing.

100% Cloud Award 2013

Findlay & Co. – Wanaka, Queenstown, Christchurch

Findlay and Co win the Xero 100% Cloud Award

With its entire team Xero certified, Findlay & Co. has fully embraced being a 100% cloud-based Xero partner. It works closely with a wide range of add-on partners to provide the best possible value to its clients.

Xero MVP 2013

Neil Sinclair– Blenheim

Neil Sinclair win the Xero MVP award

Neil has been a valued advisor in bringing together Xero Farming in the Cloud during 2013, helping to guide the development of our resources for partners with farming clients. As Director of Winstanley Kerridge (2012 Partner of the Year), Neil’s contribution as a referee for those looking to make the jump to Xero has also been invaluable.

Visit Xero TV to watch a video of the evening.


Gayle Buchanan
February 24, 2014 at 4.51 pm

Congrats Gofi8ure – fabulous bookie firm in Welly, Re-Leased – Tom and Inga – incredible last 12months and Findlay & Co, wow, what an awesome year.
Milk it for all it’s power and see you all soon – cheers from the Number Nurse Clan

Lisa Martin
February 24, 2014 at 5.24 pm

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you (that’s 8 from the 8 present!)
To be in the company of Curtis McLean, Enable Business, eWay, Re-Leased, Leading Edge, Findlay and Co and the awesome Neil Sinclair – we couldn’t be more proud of an amazing achievement and the cherry on top of the last 3 years of dedication and determination! Like I said we *&^%ing love Xero – here is to the future!

Heather Smith
February 24, 2014 at 6.21 pm

Congrats Gofi8ure – Lisa you are such an inspiration!! & cyan shoes impressive!!

Congrats to all the winners!!

Mitch Uzelac
February 24, 2014 at 7.36 pm

Congrats to all winners…Well done!

Elaine Mullen
February 25, 2014 at 2.51 am

Congrats to all.

Anna Vinci
February 25, 2014 at 8.43 am

Perfect celebration. Congrats to all winners.

Margaret Gimpel
February 25, 2014 at 4.10 pm

Findlay & Co were stoked to be recognised for our commitment to cloud accounting and to be in the company of those leading the way for the profession.

Neil Mackenzie
February 27, 2014 at 12.04 pm

Well done all the winners!! Xero keep up the good work

Matt Bullock - CEO eWAY
February 28, 2014 at 12.23 am

REALLY proud of this award – thanks xero – adoption of payments within accounting is the big thing for all of us over 2014.

Sheryle Moon
February 28, 2014 at 3.22 am

This award demonstrates the benefit of customers using eWAY and Xero to pay invoices faster and smash receivable days. .

Wayne Schmidt
March 11, 2014 at 5.06 pm

I recently had the privilege of interviewing the following Xerocon NZ award winners:

• Findlay & Co – 100% Cloud award
• Gofi8ure – Bookkeeping Partner of the Year
• eWay – Add-on Partner of the Year
• Re-leased – Emerging Add-on Partner of the Year

Watch their story on their journey to being a Xerocon award winner.

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