The annual Xero Awards is a particularly special night for us at Xero. It’s a chance for us to show our appreciation and admiration to the many incredible accounting, bookkeeping, and app partners in our community.
This year’s awards evening, which took place at Ministry Venues, Elephant & Castle, showcased the achievements of the “rockstars” of the accounting world. From the bangers played by the live band, to the face painting and photo booths, we wanted to give our community a chance to escape the office and celebrate in style.
Supporting small businesses through uncertainty
Small businesses will be at the heart of economic recovery, and the role of accountants, bookkeepers and apps is more important than ever, as economic pressures affect small businesses’ ability to plan ahead and manage costs. They’re often the only professional advisor a small business owner may have – experts at understanding the issues and hurdles that their customers face.
Many accountants and bookkeepers have been facing challenges of their own, such as attracting and retaining talent, and navigating regulatory change. With the support of a strong community, many firms have been able to turn these challenges into opportunities.
Congratulations to our winners
There were 16 trophies up for grabs, including three new awards introduced this year – National Firm of the Year, Bookkeeping Partner of the Year and Innovative Partner of the Year.
The winners are:
UK Partner Awards
Sole Practitioner of the Year – Adams O’Rourke Accountants
Small Firm of the Year – Tennick Accountants
Mid-size Firm of the Year – Sempar Accountancy and Tax
Large Firm of the Year – Accounts and Legal
National Firm – Azets
Bookkeeping Partner of the Year – Fresh Financials
Total Xero Award – Thorne Widgery
Community Impact Award – FD Works
Innovative Partner of the Year – LJM Bookkeeping Ltd
Most Valued Professional – Lauren Harvey, Full Stop Accounts & Georgi Rollings, Starfish Accounting
UK App Awards
UK Small Business App Partner of the Year – Chaser
Practice App of the Year – Syft Analytics
UK Emerging App Partner of the Year – Mayday
UK Financial Services Partner of the Year – iwoca
Ireland Partner Awards
Ireland Xero Partner of the Year – Accountant Online
Ireland Emerging Firm of the Year – Fluent Virtual Accounting
To find out more about this year’s winners, visit our website here, and check out all the photos from the night in our photo album here.
This community continues to innovate and evolve to meet the changing nature of business, and play an important role in economic recovery. We’re so proud to support accountants, bookkeepers and app partners as they work towards our shared desire for helping small businesses follow their passion and succeed.