annual Xero Awards It’s a particularly special night for us at Xero. This is a chance for us to express our gratitude and admiration for the many incredible accounting, bookkeeping and application partners in our community.
This year’s awards night, held at the Ministry Halls in Elephant & Castle, showcased the achievements of the ‘rock stars’ of the accountancy world. From bangers performed by a live band, to 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 center of the economic recovery, and the role of accountants, bookkeepers and accountants is more important than ever as economic pressures affect the ability of small businesses to plan and manage costs. They are often the only professional advisors a small business owner can have—experts in understanding the issues and obstacles their customers face.
Many accountants and bookkeepers face their own challenges, such as attracting and retaining talent and navigating regulatory changes. With strong community support, many firms have been able to turn these challenges into opportunities.
Congratulations to our winners
There were 16 titles up for grabs, including three new awards introduced this year – National Firm of the Year, Accounting Partner of the Year and Innovative Partner of the Year.
The winners are:
UK Partner Awards
The only practitioner of the year – Adams O’Rourke Accountants
Small Firm of the Year – Tennik Accountants
Medium-sized company of the year – Sempar accounting and tax
Big company of the year – Accounts and Legal
national firm – Azets
Accounting Partner of the Year – New finances
Total Xero Award – Thorn Widger
Community Impact Award – FD works
Innovative partner of the year – LJM Accounting Ltd
Most Valuable Professional – Lauren Harvey, Full stop reports & George Rawlings, Starfish Accounting
UK App Awards
UK Small Business App Partner of the Year – persecution
Practical App of the Year – Syft Analytics
UK Emerging App Partner of the Year – May
UK Financial Services Partner of the Year – Ivoca
Irish Partner Awards
Ireland Xero Partner of the Year – Accountant online
Ireland’s Emerging Firm of the Year – Completed virtual accounting
To find out more about this year’s winners, visit our website here and see 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 plays an important role in economic recovery. We are very proud to support accountants, bookkeepers and app partners as they work towards our shared desire to help small businesses follow their passion and succeed.