Xero Awards 2021

This year, more than ever, we want to recognise and award those who have gone above and beyond to make a difference. Our judges have been blown away by the volume and the calibre of applications for this year's awards, and humbled by the great achievements you’ve made whilst faced with adversity. 


A huge congratulations to all our finalists

Watch our Xero Awards finalist announcement with Gary Turner - Managing Director, UK and EMEA. We join him in the kitchen, demonstrating his questionable cocktail making skills.

The Xero Awards finalists 2021 are:


UK Partner Awards

Sole Practitioner of the Year


CBA Services Limited

LJM Bookkeeping

Plymbrook Bookkeeping Services

Small Firm of the Year


Berg & Williams

Cloud 360 Accounting

de Jong Phillips

Mid-Size Firm of the Year


djca Chartered Certified Accountants

DL Accounts

Fusion Accountants

Large Firm of the Year


Hentons Chartered Accountants


UHY Hacker Young Manchester

Total Xero Award


DL Accounts

Linford Grey Associates

Thorne Widgery


Ireland and South Africa Partner and App Awards

Xero Partner of the Year: South Africa


DoughGetters Accounting

Iridium Business Solutions

SNG Grant Thornton

Emerging Firm of the Year: South Africa


Du Toit Van Den Heever

MGI Bass Gordon

Zero 123

App Partner of the Year: South Africa




Syft Analytics

Xero Partner of the Year: Ireland


Accountant Online

Beyond Accounting

O'Rourke & Co Chartered Accountants

Emerging Firm of the Year: Ireland


FHC Accountants & Business Advisors


Lalor O'Shea McQuillan


UK App Awards

App Partner of the Year



Practice Ignition


Industry-Specific App of the Year




Unleashed Software

Practice App of the Year




Syft Analytics

Please note that the Emerging App Award will be announced at the winners' ceremony on 3rd March 2021.


Our human awards

You’ll notice that this year we’ve introduced three new special awards. They are:

Most Valued Professional Award
People's Choice Award
Community Impact Award

The winners will be announced at the winners' ceremony on 3rd March 2021.

Xero Awards at yours

Nothing stops us from celebrating our accountants, bookkeepers and app partners – not even these challenging times. This year, we’re going online so wherever you’re joining us from – your sofa, kitchen counter, dining table or anywhere else – it’s going to be a night to remember. Look out for an invitation to our winners' ceremony on 3rd March 2021.


Judging process and criteria

This year, as ever, our judging process has been 100% impartial and transparent. We’re delighted to have had three industry experts as guest judges who joined the Xero Leadership team members on the panel. Learn more about our judges, eligibility criteria and their process on the judging page.

Learn more

2020 Award Winners

Last year’s awards were handed out at an evening of celebration at Electric Brixton. Visit last year's Xero Awards page below to see the full list of winners. 

Winners list