And the finalists are...
It was incredibly tough to shortlist the many entries in this year’s New Zealand Xero Awards – so many of our accounting, bookkeeping and app partners are doing amazing things to help small businesses thrive. But, after extensive deliberation, we’ve got our finalists.
NZ Small Accounting Partner of the Year
This award recognises an accounting partner with up to 10 employees who has shown commitment to leading the way with Xero and has achieved significant success.
NZ Medium Accounting Partner of the Year
This award recognises an accounting partner with up to 40 employees who has shown commitment to leading the way with Xero and has achieved significant success.
NZ Large Accounting Partner of the Year
This award recognises an accounting partner with more than 40 employees who has shown commitment to leading the way with Xero and has achieved significant success.
NZ National Partner of the Year
This award goes to an accounting partner with a national presence who has added significant value to clients across New Zealand, and championed the use of Xero and cloud technology.
NZ Bookkeeping Partner of the Year
This award recognises a bookkeeping partner who has shown commitment to leading the way with Xero and has achieved significant success.
NZ Advisory Partner of the Year
This award recognises a Xero accounting or bookkeeping partner who has excelled in making a difference in the lives of their small business clients.
NZ People’s Choice Award
Nominations for this award are made by small businesses in recognition of the value a Xero accounting or bookkeeping partner has delivered over the last year.
NZ Emerging App Partner of the Year
This award recognises a new app partner who has made great progress in New Zealand with Xero. They demonstrate excellent user experience and show serious intent to engage with Xero’s New Zealand customers.
All being well, we look forward to celebrating with all of our finalists at an exclusive event in Auckland early next year. If you’re one of the contenders, we’ll be in touch closer to the time with more details.
Congratulations to our 2019 award winners
Small Accounting Partner of the Year
Generate Accounting stood out because they practice what they preach – not just advising clients on apps but using many of them to enhance the productivity and innovation within their own practice. They are also 100 percent paperless which was a key strategic sustainability goal for the firm.
Large Accounting Partner of the Year
The team here has transformed a traditional firm running legacy processes and systems into one with a more modern approach. The evolution they have gone through and the cultural change in particular made them stand out in our books.
National Partner of the Year
BDO has been on a journey, so while this award celebrates some amazing initiatives in the last 12 months and some true innovation around how they support their clients, it really is a celebration of the journey this company has been on in the last decade.
Bookkeeping Partner of the Year
Having only started their journey with us late last year, we are excited to see Bookkeepers NZ take out this title. A logo of a pair of gumboots alongside a pair of red stiletto heels demonstrates their heavy commitment in both agri and small business finance. The team has also embraced the ecosystem and are innovative in the way they communicate to clients – we look forward to following their continued growth and development.
Advisory Partner of the Year
One of the things that impressed us the most about Convex was their accurate use of compliance information to base their advisory services on. It’s great to see our partners merging both compliance and advisory to achieve success.
Emerging App Partner of the Year
Cradle is doing some really groundbreaking, innovative work – allowing businesses and teams to work together and serve clients more effectively than they have in the past. We don’t have anyone in this category at the moment and the team is using Xero to integrate in a deeper way and we know we still have more to see from them.
App Partner of the Year
GoCardless is relentless in their pursuit of excellence. Their entrance into the NZ market, subsequent growth and intention to better support business has had a huge impact already and their ability to turn up and help businesses get paid on time and faster, is so powerful.
Maisey Harris & Co
People's Choice Award
The team at Masiey Harris should be incredibly proud of themselves. Here are just a few of the things that were said about them: they think outside the box, offer high levels of support, have an impact while providing excellent service. They are empathetic, forward looking and an active member of the community, supporting those around them. A wonderful group of people and well deserving of this years People’s Choice Award.
Business Transformation Award
We had to introduce another category to recognise the excellent work that Oxygen Advisors is doing in New Zealand. They’ve not only worked on but in their clients’ businesses to help their clients achieve significant success. Known as a team of passionate and highly-skilled virtual CFOs, Oxygen Advisors provides a tailored approach specifically catered for high-growth companies including Woop, Once It and Wipster.