Xero Partner Awards Recognises Performance of Partners

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New Zealand 22/02/2014 (Xero) – Online accounting software leader Xero is thrilled to announce the winners of the New Zealand Xero Partner Awards for 2013.

The awards, presented at Xerocon New Zealand 2014 last night, Xero’s annual conference, recognise and celebrate organisations for the outstanding and innovative provision of Xero services and corresponding delivery of high quality marketing.

Founder and CEO Rod Drury says, “The Xero Partner Awards are an opportunity for us to acknowledge the increasing innovation and enthusiasm of small business experts in New Zealand.”

“We share a customer-focused approach to business, shaping our respective and collective technology to assist customers in growing their businesses. Those partners recognised tonight stand out as major contributors to New Zealand’s future.”

This year’s Xerocon NZ 2014 conference attracted over 900 attendees from the accounting, bookkeeping and software development industries. The two-day conference laid out Xero’s product roadmap for the year ahead, current thinking and a strategic update from a local and international perspective.

“New Zealand’s small to medium enterprises consistently punch above their weight both in New Zealand and beyond. Xerocon seeks to enthuse and educate partners so that they may continue to grow and provide efficient and effective assistance to small businesses,” says Drury.

Xerocon conferences will be held this year in Sydney, London and San Francisco. It is the largest event of its type in New Zealand and becoming one of the biggest industry events in each region Xero operates in.

Xero Partner Awards Winners 2013

Accounting Partner of the Year 2013: Curtis McLean (now Deloitte Private) – Wellington

Long standing Xero partner Curtis McLean has been recognised for its contribution to referring new organisations to Xero, and as a thought leader in acquiring and retaining clients.

Bookkeeping Partner of the Year 2013:  GoFi8ure – Wellington

GoFi8ure is fully focused on going the extra mile for its clients. Having positioned Xero at the core of its business, it has been recognised for providing excellent service, and effective use of co-marketing of both the GoFi8ure and Xero brands.

National Practice of the Year 2013: Enable Business  – Auckland, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay

With offices in Auckland, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay, and clients across the country – Enable Business, and its team of proactive, business-savvy accountants have demonstrated that location is no barrier to running a successful practice.

Add-on Partner of the Year 2013: eWAY – Auckland

eWAY’s integration with Xero online services has been game changing – allowing many NZ businesses to greatly reduce their receivable days through real time payments. Appointing a Xero ambassador, and providing free training & certification to Xero advisor partners, the eWAY team has demonstrated its commitment to support Xero customers and partners.

Emerging Add-on Partner of the Year 2013: Re-Leased – Auckland

Since launching in 2013, the Re-Leased team has shown an impressive rate of growth. Marketing the Re-Leased and Xero solution stack to the commercial property sector as a combined solution, this is a Kiwi startup that is opening itself, and Xero, up to new markets around the world.

Industry Partner of the Year Award 2013: Leading Edge Services – Waitakere

Leading Edge provides expert financial advice and accounting services tailor made for schools. The team has been recognised for its efforts in going the extra mile, working alongside schools to help them develop the capability to manage their day to day finances.

Marketing Innovation Award 2013: Enable Business – Auckland, Wellington & Hawke’s Bay

Awarded for its creative approach to marketing, and producing an integrated marketing story around its central theme of being its client’s “wingman”, Enable has done a superb job putting customer stories front and centre of its marketing

100% Cloud Award 2013: Findlay & Co. – Wanaka, Queenstown, Christchurch

With its entire team Xero certified, Findlay & Co. has fully embraced being a cloud-based Xero partner. It works closely with a wide range of add-on partners to provide the best possible value to its clients.

Xero MVP 2013: Neil Sinclair – Blenheim

Neil has been a valued advisor in bringing together Xero Farming in the Cloud during 2013, helping to guide the development of our resources for partners with farming clients. Director of Winstanley Kerridge (2012 Partner of the Year), Neil’s contribution as a referee for those looking to make the jump to Xero has been invaluable.