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Xero celebrates partner achievements at annual awards

06 Sep 18

Xero and its partners have once again joined to celebrate the most innovative accounting and bookkeepers across Asia Pacific at the Xero Partner Awards in Brisbane this week.

The Awards were held last night on the eve of Xerocon Brisbane, and this year they were even bigger than ever. There were twelve award categories this year, up from only nine last year. The new categories included National Partner of the Year Australia, National Partner of the Year New Zealand, and Asia Regional Partner of the Year.

The new categories were created to recognise national partners and the growing Asia Market, Xero says.

“The Xero presence across Asia is growing rapidly and the enthusiasm for cloud technology amongst small businesses in the region is building increasing momentum,” comments Xero Asia regional director Kevin Fitzgerald.

“The accounting and bookkeeping partners who work alongside us are leading the charge to help digitise small businesses and help them grow. It’s an honour to hand out four Asia awards this year to Agere Accounting & Advisory, Fresh Accounting, Robot Pte and Mazars (Asia). All are hardworking firms dedicated to helping small businesses thrive.”

Closer to home, Xero New Zealand managing director Craig Hutson notes that Xero has had a year of incredible growth as it becomes truly global.

“As part of that, we’ve seen an unprecedented level of achievement by those in our network. Partners like Maisey Harris & Co, Go Fi8ure and SBA work really hard every day to be at the forefront of the latest technology and tools so they can help small businesses thrive. Many Kiwis aspire to be their own boss, and these award winners are some of the very best in the industry at helping make that a reality,” Hudson says.

And the winners on the night were:

New Zealand Accounting Partner of the Year: Maisey Harris & Co
New Zealand Bookkeeping Partner of the Year: Go Fi8ure​
National Partner of the Year New Zealand: SBA​
Australian Accounting Partner of the Year: RBK Advisory
Australia Bookkeeping Partner of the Year: Business Boost Centre
National Partner of the Year Australia: Deloitte Australia
Asia Partner of the Year (joint award winners): Agere Accounting & Advisory (Singapore) and Fresh Accounting (Hong Kong)
Asia Regional Partner of the Year: Mazars (Asia)
100% Cloud: Robot Pte. Ltd.
App Partner of the Year: Deputy
Industry Specific App Partner of the Year: AccountKit​
Emerging App Partner of the Year: Weploy

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