There were many highlights at this year’s XeroCon, but one thing I am still in shock about is being named Xero’s Most Valued Professional for 2018. It is such an honour and I am so proud of winning the award.
Each year at XeroCon Xero celebrate the very best of their accounting, bookkeeping and app partners. The MVP award celebrates the individuals who Xero believe have made an outstanding contribution to the accountancy world. This is the only award that is decided by a panel of judges, and you cannot enter or be nominated for – it’s completely down to Xero, so it is pretty special!
Xero said they chose me as their MVP as I am a tireless Xero advocate (I do love Xero!), helping the team with various issues, as well as helping with their new CIS and MTD for VAT functionality. They also like our business model of being run by and for parents, allowing flexible working among other things.
Getting up on stage in front of nearly 3,000 other professionals was surreal, then being given my award and being congratulated by both Gary Turner (Xero UK MD) and Steve Vamos (Xero CEO) – just wow! I’ve got to admit it was all a bit of a blur – I was so in shock! It is so rewarding to be recognised in this way, and such a confidence boost to carry on building the business so I can help as many other business owners to realise their dreams.
A big congrats to all the finalists and winners, especially my co-winner Mark Telford of Telfords Chartered Accountants – you are all incredible. You can read more about the awards and all the incredible businesses here.
Photo credits to Xero and James Garrett from HNE Media.