Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Accountancy firm awarded Gold Champion status by software giant Xero

Oli Thomas

 

Tech-led accountancy firm Purple Lime has been awarded Gold Champion status by software brand Xero.

Based in Corsham, Wiltshire, though working with clients across the South West and London, Purple Lime is a tech-based accountancy practice which puts Xero at the heart of its operation.

Founder Oli Thomas decided being a Xero partner was essential even before he started the business with former director Angela Ashworth.

Oli said: “When Xero appeared on the scene, I knew it was a game-changer for the sector and it was one of the reasons I decided it was time to leave my previous employment and set up Purple Lime.

“Xero was a disruptive technology which is modern, responsive, provides real-time data and showed early on that it would be compatible with a range of apps to help business owners access their numbers on a daily, hourly or even second by second basis if needed.”

When Oli set the business up in 2016, his small team were early adopters of Xero. They have now been given Gold Champion Status which means the team have increased the number of organisations using the software through the firm and have shown a commitment to continuous training to keep up to date with innovations in digital accounting.

Xero will continue to assign an account manager to work directly with the team ensuring they have a direct line into Xero’s support, marketing and development teams.

Purple Lime has now expanded to a team of ten – usually based at their HQ at Hartham Park. Currently, the team are fully operational working mostly from home.

“It’s been a busy time for us, though we appreciate there are many businesses which are having a very difficult time at the moment. I’d like to thank all of our team for knuckling down and helping us achieve this ‘moment’ at one of the most challenging times the UK economy has ever faced,” Oli said.

Purple Lime provide an outsourced finance department for SME business owners using cloud technology enabling them to have real-time financial data when making important strategic decisions.