Xero Awards 2020

Xavier win Emerging App of the Year!

By Helen Lloyd • March 5, 2020

Xavier Analytics crowned Emerging App Partner of the Year at the Xero Awards UK & Ireland 2020

Xavier with their award

London, 3rd March, 2020 - Held at London’s iconic Electric Brixton, the Xero annual awards showcased the achievements made by those leading the way in the accounting and app industries. Hosted by award-winning comedian Lucy Porter, the 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.

“The Xero Awards are a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of our accounting and 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." - Glen Foster, Director of Accounting Partners at Xero

With awesome food, drink and entertainment provided (LED Drum band? Inspired.) the energy of the evening really lived up to the venue. We've got our fingers crossed for next year's awards already...

Special shout-out to our Xero Developer Evangelist (and Xavier Cheerleader) Ben Glazier who sat with our team and kept an excellent poker face before the winners were announced!

100% Xero

Xavier Analytics started with Xero data at it's core as a submission for the Xero Hackathon 2018. We snagged a second place runner-up prize with a very early version of Xavier, which only had a handful of tools, for it's innovative new integration solving common data quality issues in accounting.

The Xavier team attended their first Xerocon shortly afterwards, not as exhibitors but as delegates, and watched Fluidly take the stage for Emerging App of the Year. Inspired by their win, we all said 'We want that to be us! Next year...'.

Since then, with support from Innovate UK and business incubator SETsquared Bristol, Xavier has grown to help hundreds of forward-thinking Accountants and Bookkeepers, and thousands of their clients, get the best out of their data.

In 2019 we took the stand for the very first time at a conference as an exhibitor at Xerocon London, and learned of our nomination for Emerging App of the Year. Becoming a finalist was already a fantastic achievement for us and our fellow nominees Clarity and Tradelock, to win the award has been a dream come true for the team!

"We're delighted to be named as Xero's Emerging App Partner of the Year. It's been an amazing journey so far, we've been blown away by the support and enthusiasm from our early adopters and the Xero team. A massive thank you to the Xavier team for all their hard-work and energy throughout." - Jonathan Gaunt, Co-Founder

Everyone's a Winner

While not everyone could take a trophy home, there was still much to be celebrated among the nominees for their achievements.

Here's the list of Xero UK & Ireland Award Winners for 2020 in full:

UK Partner Awards (We were delighted to see so many of our partners on the stage!)

  • Sole Practitioner of the Year - Figure Fairy
  • Small Firm of the Year - Ashton McGill
  • Mid-size Firm of the Year - Ad Valorem
  • Large Firm 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 (That's us!)
  • Industry-specific App of the Year - Re-leased
  • Financial Services of the Year - GoCardless
  • Practice App of the Year - Fluidly

Ireland Partner Awards

  • Emerging Partner of the Year - PSC Accountants & Advisors
  • Partner of the Year - RDA Accountants

~ Helen

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