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Excellence in cloud accounting recognised across APAC

Excellence in cloud accounting recognised across APAC as Xero
con kicks off with annual partner awards

High-performing partners receiving awards were RBK Advisory (AU), Business Boost Centre (AU), Maisey Harris & Co (NZ), Go Fi8ure (NZ) and Agere Accounting & Advisory & Fresh Accounting (Asia)

BRISBANE, 6 SEPTEMBER 2018 — Xero, the global small business platform, recognised accounting and bookkeeping industry excellence across Asia Pacific as part of its annual partner awards on the eve of Xerocon Brisbane 2018.

With the Xero platform and network growing rapidly, the award categories were expanded from nine to twelve in 2018 to recognise national partners and the growing Asian market. New categories included National Partner of the Year in Australia and in New Zealand, and Asia Regional Partner of the Year.

The industry leading awards are judged across a number of criteria including innovation, ability to boost productivity and provide client solutions, strong marketing strategies, certification and use of cloud technology tools to provide value to clients.

Here’s the full list of 2018 Xerocon Brisbane Awards winners:
1. Australian Accounting Partner of the Year: RBK Advisory
2. Australia Bookkeeping Partner of the Year: Business Boost Centre
3. National Partner of the Year Australia: Deloitte Australia
4. New Zealand Accounting Partner of the Year: Maisey Harris & Co
5. New Zealand Bookkeeping Partner of the Year: Go Fi8ure
6. National Partner of the Year New Zealand: SBA
7. Asia Partner of the Year (joint award winners): Agere Accounting & Advisory (Singapore) and Fresh Accounting (Hong Kong)
8. Asia Regional Partner of the Year: Mazars (Asia)
9. 100% Cloud: Robot Pte. Ltd.
10. App Partner of the Year: Deputy
11. Industry Specific App Partner of the Year: AccountKit
12. Emerging App Partner of the Year: Weploy

Quotes on the news

Trent Innes, Managing Director of Xero Australia, said: “The digital landscape in Australia is evolving from ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ as new government legislation is making it mandatory for small businesses to use digital systems of record. So it’s important for our Xero partners to be at the forefront of these changes, as they’re the ones on the front line helping small businesses transform the way they do business. Those honoured in the awards are well and truly leading the pack and we’re proud to have them as part of our network.”

Craig Hudson, Managing Director of Xero New Zealand, said: “The past year has been an incredible period of growth for Xero as we’ve evolved into a truly global platform. 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 everyday 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.”

Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director of Xero Asia, said: “The Xero presence across Asia is growing rapidly and the enthusiasm for cloud technology amongst small businesses in the region is building increasing momentum. 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.”


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