The Xero effect continues to grow with Xero Partners taking home more than 70 per cent of the awards at last month’s British Accountancy Awards.
Fourteen Xero Partners took home 17of the 23 awards, from BDO’s award for Global Firm of the Year all the way through to Farnell Clark’s hat trick – the firm scooped the local and national awards for Most Innovative Practice, as well as Independent Firm of the Year for East England.
As partners continue to join Xero’s, evident by the growing number of listings on our new Advisor Directory – where accountants and bookkeepers are visible to thousands of potential new clients – many are being recognised by the industry for their innovation and contribution to the profession.
The following Xero Partners were also crowned award-winners at the sparkling 2016, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers annual LUCA Awards:
- Loud and Clear Accounting – New Bookkeeping Practice of the Year
- Receipt Bank – Add On of the Year & Social Media Campaign for Global Bookkeeping Week
- ValueAdd – Large Practice of the Year
- R & R Accounting Services – Small Practice of the Year
As well as our partners, Xero has also taken home a record number of UK industry awards this year. Many thanks must go to our loyal customers and partners who have continued to support us.
April – UK Cloud Awards 2016: Financial Product of the Year
The UK Cloud Awards recognised the impact Xero has had on the financial world by enabling greater efficiency and self-service by awarding us the number one Financial Product of the Year.
May –Real Business FDs’ Excellence Awards: Software Vendor of the Year
Real Business honours the UK’s brightest FDs and financial service providers at its Excellence Awards, and picked Xero as the Software Vendor of the Year, thanks to the service we provide to our customers in the cloud.
Oct – British Small Business Awards: Technology Provider of the Year
This category rewarded the technology provider that has placed an SME service at the heart of its offering. The British Small Business Awards recognised our purpose as being centred around helping small businesses to get paid faster, awarding Xero with Technology Provider of the Year.
Oct – The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards: Accountancy software of the year
Xero was awarded ‘Accountancy software of the year’ because of its tremendous growth over the last few years. Xero convinced the judging panel with a product they said had an impact ‘on both practitioners and clients alike.’
Nov – British Accountancy Awards: Client Software Product of the Year
In the eight years since Xero was founded, we’ve transformed the way many accountants and small businesses operate, helping them work smarter and faster. Winning Client Software Product of the Year was recognition from the British Accountancy Awards of Xero’s innovation, measurable success and customer satisfaction.
Nov – Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, LUCA Awards: Best Bookkeeping Software, Best Payroll Software, Rod Drury for Outstanding Contribution to the Bookkeeping Industry
Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the bookkeeping profession, Xero took home a whopping three awards this year, as recognition of its benefit to payroll and bookkeeping management, and to Rod Drury for outstanding contribution to the industry.
With the awards cabinet full in 2016, we’re excited to see what 2017 brings. Thank you. We couldn’t have done it without the support of all our UK customers.