At Xero, we’re dedicated to helping small businesses survive and thrive. We know that it takes hard work, dedication and access to the best advice and services to keep a business running and growing.
It’s crucial we help owners and their advisors interact seamlessly with the wider business community – and work with other innovative institutions to make this a possibility.
This is why we’re so pleased to announce that NatWest, along with their portfolio of new digital ventures, is supporting Xerocon London 2019 as our diamond sponsor.
Breaking out of the traditional mould, these innovative ventures are creating new technology and services to make life easier for SMEs. Fully backed by NatWest, one of the UK’s largest and most established banks, the portfolio of products and services seek to solve specific SME customer pain points so that they can focus on growing their businesses.
A #beautiful partnership
NatWest recognises the critical role that accounting partners and bookkeepers play in the lives of small businesses. By coming to Xerocon London, they plan to equip accounting partners with the tools to best serve clients in this digital age.
Business innovation and growth is at the heart of NatWest. Their small-business products focus on a range of cash flow elements, including lending, digital business bank accounts, and payments. At Xerocon London 2019 you can meet, learn and interact with these products, including:
- Mettle by NatWest – A business account that’s free, easy to open, with help from real people when you need it
- Esme – Fast, affordable loans
- NatWest APtimise – The UK’s only end-to-end Accounts Payable solution
- NatWest Rapid Cash – Funding that gives your clients the freedom to grow
Andy Ellis, Head of Ventures at NatWest and Xerocon 2019 speaker, is looking forward to November at the Excel:
“We are very proud to be Xerocon’s diamond sponsor. Our ventures portfolio combines the latest tech innovations and agile methodologies with the trust, security and knowhow of an established bank and therefore offering the very best of both worlds to our customers.
Through our digital ventures, we give our SME customers the latest products and innovations to remove pain points and friction so they can focus on growing their business. My team and I are really excited to attend Xerocon yet again and speaking with those eager to helping businesses thrive.”
Cash flow made easy
Cash flow is the backbone for all small businesses. It’s always at the forefront of business owners’ minds, and it’s at the front of ours too. Almost a third (28%) of Britain’s small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) consider cash flow a key challenge, with only half (49%) of SMBs being cash flow positive in any given month in 2018*.
Getting paid on time, making payments, and having access to funds are all challenging, and it’s likely you have clients who are impacted by these challenges.
By streamlining the cash flow process, it gives businesses more time to do the work that they love. As advisors, it’s important you are giving your clients the opportunity to put their best foot forward.
At Xerocon London, you can work together with NatWest and their ventures to find the best solutions for your clients and practice.
Get your ticket to Xerocon London 2019
Join us on 13-14 November at ExCeL London and be the first to learn about game-changing products we’re launching (with the opportunity to get early access, before everyone else). You’ll also hear from renowned speakers like astronaut Major Tim Peake CMG, Priya Lakhani OBE and Xero CEO Steve Vamos.
*Source: State of Late Payments report 2019