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Xero celebrates the award winning accountants and app partners in the UK & Ireland

9th Mar 2020
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Accounting practices and Xero app partners across the UK and Ireland were honoured at the Xero annual awards last week. Held at London’s iconic Electric Brixton, the awards showcased the achievements made by those leading the way.

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GoCardless won the Financial Services App of the Year Award, following tremendous growth and the launch of high demand features such as instalments and borderless payments. ApprovalMax scooped up the App Partner of the Year Award. This was for their creative and problem solving integrations after winning Emerging App of the Year in 2017. 

The top accounting practices in the UK and Ireland were also recognised.  Ashton McGill was awarded Small Firm of the Year (UK), Ad Valorem awarded Mid-Sized Firm of the Year (UK) and Johnston Carmichael (UK) won Large Firm of the Year. In Ireland, RDA Accountants was crowned Partner of the Year.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Lucy Porter, the glittering event recognised and celebrated the 150 practices and partners that attended. With 14 trophies up for grabs, the night marked the first time the annual Xero Awards were held as a stand alone event.

Glen Foster, Director of Accounting Partners at Xero commented: “The Xero Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of our accounting & app partners, and shine a light on the work they are doing to support small businesses. They are at the forefront of change, helping SMEs transform the way they do business. 

Jonathan Bareham, Director & Co-founder of Raedan Accountants, won Most Valued Partner in recognition of his advocacy for the cloud among SMEs. His firm Raedan also won the prestigious 100% Xero Award. Commenting he said: “I am delighted to have been awarded Xero’s Most Valued Partner. Our practice aims to unlock the power of the cloud for our small business clients - helping them tackle things like Making Tax Digital - so that they have more time to fall back in love with their business idea and focus on the most important things.”

Paul Redmond, Founder and Managing Partner at Irish Partner of the Year RDA Accountants, commented: “We are really excited to be recognised for our work. We moved our practice fully into the cloud over a year ago, and since then we’ve been able to save hours on things like manual data entry. This has freed us up to put clients at the heart of everything we do and act as true advisers to our small businesses customers across Ireland.” 

Find more information on all the UK and Irish accounting and bookkeeping winners and UK app partner winners and why they are being recognised at this year’s awards.

Full list of Xero UK & Ireland Award Winners for 2020

UK Partner Awards

Sole Practitioner of the Year - Figure Fairy

Small Firm of the Year - Ashton McGill

Mid-size Firm of the Year - Ad Valorem

LargeFirm of the Year - Johnston Carmichael

100% Xero Award - Raedan

App Advisor of the Year - MAP

Most Valued Profession - Jonathan Bareham

UK App Awards

App Partner of the Year - ApprovalMax 

Emerging App of the Year - Xavier

Industry-specific App of the Year - Re-leased

Financial Services of the Year - GoCardless

Practice App of the Year - Fluidly

Ireland Partner Awards 

Emerging Firm of the Year - PSC Accountants & Advisors 

Partner of the Year - RDA Accountants