From Xero to Hero: Garbutt + Elliott appointed as accountancy firm for luxury food company


The London Deli Co. a supplier of high-quality British produce, has appointed accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott, based in York & Leeds to manage its finances and tax position.

The London Deli Co., which sells a wide range of products including luxurious biscuits, crisps, conserves and confections, selected Garbutt + Elliott to not only assist with financial matters, such as corporation tax, but to also assist in growing the company through the provision of business advice. Garbutt + Elliott had previously provided the London Deli Co. with its cloud-based accounting, Xero.

Craig Benton, director of The London Deli Co., commented: “Selecting Garbutt + Elliott to provide us with an integrated approach was predicated on two considerations – namely the great working relationship we’ve had with it in the past, and its expertise with Xero and many other areas.

“Last year we worked with Garbutt + Elliott on a project-by-project basis, but we soon came to realise that it could offer a much more effective, integrated service. I look forward to working closer with Hilary and the team and I’m sure they’ll be instrumental in us developing the business and helping us to improve efficiencies wherever possible.”

Garbutt + Elliott’s expertise with Xero and Datamolino, a programme that converts supplier and customer invoice information stored electronically into data which can then be directly imported into Xero, helps clients improve data processing, reduces the need for sending paper records between users and increases efficiency.

Heading up the account Hilary Dyson, business services manager at Garbutt + Elliott, commented: “We’re delighted to be working even closer with Craig Benton and his team. The account will consist of a team of six people with expertise from bookkeeping, accounts and tax teams, and I’m sure that we’ll be able to effectively support The London Deli Co. in its future endeavours.

“In addition, I’m looking forward to showcasing Garbutt + Elliott’s expertise by showing Craig the depth of our understanding in Xero accounting and how marrying up systems, such as Xero and Datamolino, can create process efficiencies via the electronic transfer of data.”

Hilary will be demonstrating the potential of Xero accounting software at a free-to-attend event on June 7 at Garbutt + Elliott’s York office, on Monks Cross Drive.