If there’s one thing we’ve noticed about the Xero community, it’s that there’s something just a little bit special about it. The way accountants and bookkeepers have poured their hearts and souls into supporting small businesses brings a tear to our eye. And when the love is reciprocated – when a small business truly realises the value of their advisor – well, it’s just a match made in heaven.
Share the love, win big
Love can indeed take many forms. And while the connection between a small business and their advisor is not typically a romantic one (unless you’re lucky enough to have your other half managing the books!), we think it’s certainly one that is worth celebrating. That’s why this Valentine’s Day we asked our accounting and bookkeeping partners to tell us about a small business client that they particularly love and would like to celebrate. And we asked our small business community to share why they love their accountant or bookkeeper.
After receiving an overwhelming number of responses, we drew 50 lucky small business entrants at random, who each won a luxury Pamper Hamper worth £100 – to treat themselves or a loved one.
And for our accounting and bookkeeping partners, we drew five lucky entrants at random who have won the ultimate 2-day VIP Xerocon London experience for up to four colleagues from their practice. With passes to Xerocon London, a team dinner, travel, accommodation and lots more goodies – it’s a prize that would easily crown you colleague of the year! Congratulations to our winners – Simplefficient Bookkeeping, Kendall Wadley, Robson Laidler, Larking Gowen and Woolston Accounts.
Your love stories
Fancy a warm fuzzy? We’ve selected a few of our favourite snippets from our entrants on why they’re head over heels:
“My favourite accountant is Paul,
He’s neither too short nor too tall,
He gives sound advice
And always is nice
Keeping his eye on the (financial) ball.
Very accurate in dealing with HMRC,
And Xero helps making it easy,
He’s sharp as an arrow,
Keeps things straight and narrow,
With tax due, cash flow and VAT”
– Annabelle, ASR Associates.
“They are at the HEART of our business. They are pulling the financial strings to our BOW. They fire the ARROWS aimed at the profit centre we love. A trusted partner who embodies everything we expect when planning a long and fruitful relationship. They are a great bunch who ROSE to the occasion when we needed a helping hand. In short, a RED hot and reliable partner!”
– Mark, Pure Spain Limited
The relationship between small businesses and their advisor is anything but one-sided. Yes, small businesses love their accountant for their guidance and support, but accountants have a love and appreciation for their clients.
“In the heart of our village we have a lovely restaurant called The Village Bistro and we would like to nominate them this Valentines. We like to support them as much as we can by going for staff lunches, hosting competitions and they are fab at organising all of their receipts, so friendly and very community focused! They have recently applied for a later licence and we supported them by sharing with our whole team who signed the petition as we want to support this amazing family run business and our favourite client!”
– Debbie, Cura Accounting Limited.
Find ‘the one’ for your small business
At Xero, we want to make it easy for small businesses to find the right accountant and bookkeeper. Let us play matchmaker with our advisor directory and matchmaking tool designed to help small businesses find the perfect match. What’s not to love about that?