Xero Awards 2020: United Kingdom and Ireland | Award winners
Congratulations to our 2020 Xero Awards winners!
Ireland accounting and bookkeeping award winners
PSC Accountants & Advisors
Emerging Partner of the Year
PSC Accountants & Advisors owner Siobhan Rivas May, has worked hard to help clients transition to online accounting by showcasing the benefits of Xero and showing that change is not something to fear. The firm also holds regular workshops on payroll, pensions and bookkeeping. In addition, almost every new client that joins, transitions to Xero automatically – helping PSC move towards being 100% on the cloud.
Partner of the Year
RDA Accountants moved their practice fully over to Xero after attending Xerocon London 2019. Since then this firm has embraced Xero’s data and automation capabilities, eliminating manual data entry to save hours when it comes to reporting. All this change means that RDA can spend more time with their clients, offering services from cash flow advisory to business planning and management information.
UK accounting and bookkeeping award winners
Sole Practitioner of the Year
Figure Fairy is a great example of small but mighty. Owner Rachael Prideaux is a real advocate for online accounting with a deep understanding of the Xero product suite and how it can help her clients achieve their business goals.
Small Firm of the Year
Ashton McGill is a practice focused on innovation and putting clients first. They are a shining example of a client-focused technology firm that goes beyond compliance with advisory services embedded in everything they do.
Mid-size Firm of the Year
Ad Valorem has invested time and resources to move to a digital way of working and took on Making Tax Digital for VAT with a strategic and proactive approach by transferring internal VAT clients and educating clients who file VAT themselves to prepare and comply with the regulation.
Large Firm of the Year
Johnston Carmichael has utilised Xero’s automation power to help them operate more efficiently, freeing up precious time to spend helping their clients beyond just the figures. They have recognised the power of integrating Xero with industry-leading apps, recently rolling out an internal training course to promote app advisory and Xero’s app ecosystem.
100% Xero Award
Raedan skilfully uses the full breadth of Xero and ecosystem apps to free up time for human relationships as the entire team is dedicated to providing exceptional client service. Clients that have recently joined the firm are nurtured and educated on how to get the most from Xero covering bookkeeping, compliance and apps.
App Advisor of the Year
My Accountancy Place works with clients in the digital creative industry, partnering with Xero and our ecosystem partners to best serve their clients. The firm’s extensive knowledge and adoption of apps impressed our judges, with every client using relevant apps that integrate with Xero to automate processes.
Xero’s Most Valued Professional
We’re honoured to present this award to Jonathan Bareham, director and co-founder of 100% Xero Award winner Raedan. Jonathan has been a Xero partner for over nine years and an engaged participant of anything he’s been asked to partake in – including marketing videos, panel discussions and beta testing for new products. It’s been incredible to watch Jonathan use Xero to free up time to do more of what he loves: spend time with his family and provide his team at Raedan a rewarding work experience.
UK app partner award winners
App Partner of the Year
ApprovalMax has gone from strength to strength, capitalising on technical opportunities provided by the Xero platform and proactively searching for new ways they can solve problems for our mutual customers. Over the years ApprovalMax’s popularity has grown consistently in every region with great advocacy from our partners earning it Preferred App Partner status in 2019.
Emerging App of the Year
Xavier Analytics has become one of the fastest to grow in popularity since being listed on Xero’s marketplace. Xavier’s beautiful integration is already adding value to hundreds of Xero partners in the UK and we’re excited to see what else is on the horizon in 2020.
Financial Services App of the Year
GoCardless continued innovating with the launch of new features such as instalments and borderless payments last year, to help even more Xero customers get paid on time. This financial app also took their technology to the US and Canada, launching ACH supported payments for Xero customers.
Industry Specific App of the Year
Re-Leased has worked tirelessly to amplify the value of their Xero integration and invested in a robust proposition for accountants by launching their accounting partner program. In the last 12 months, this has resulted in exceptional customer growth.
Practice App of the Year
Fluidly, a cash flow app partner, has only been part of Xero’s marketplace for a little over two years but its focus on developing tools to help firms offer proactive cash flow services has meant it’s gained big traction from our partner community.
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