"Jackie & her team have been fantastic! They have taken the time to really get to know how our business works. Our accounts department has been completely turned around..!" Stef Loukes, Managing Director MCR Music Limited


After being partners with Xero, the global market leader in online accounting software for over five years, we are pleased to announce that we have recently achieved Platinum Partner status. 

Platinum status has been achieved as a result of the high volume of clients Garbutt + Elliott have already helped transition from traditional accounting to cloud-based accounting, as part of our strategic direction to offer a cloud-based accounting solution to our clients, ahead of the Making Tax Digital deadline.

The increase in status allows us to provide even more cloud-based accounting advantages to our clients. In simplistic terms, cloud-based accounting allows businesses to be paid faster via means such as mobile invoicing, automatic reminders and online payments. It also provides the opportunity to automate bank transaction imports, reconciliation, payments and much more. Of course, with digital accounting anyone can quite literally run their business from the palm of their hand with the easy-to-use Xero app.  Being able to access real time information in an easy to use format will keep business owners better connected to their finances and will allow for a better informed and speedier decision-making process.

With live data held securely in the cloud, not only can our clients access their accounts from anywhere at any time, but so can we.  We embrace using the latest technology, providing our clients with the very best service available to them. Xero has always stood out against the rest, as providing a user friendly, intuitive cloud-based accountancy platform and we are thrilled to part of the movement towards making tax digital.

At a glance, benefits of Xero include:

Fast bank reconciliation

Your latest banking, credit card and PayPal transactions are imported and categorised.


Inventory items speed up invoicing while tracking sales and purchases.


Reduce manual data entry and increase compliance with combined payroll and accounting.

Go mobile

The Xero mobile app works with iPhone and iPad & Android phones and tablets.

Easy invoicing

Create professional recurring invoices and receive updates when they’re opened.

Pay bills

Manage your cashflow by scheduling payments and batch paying suppliers.

Connect to 700+ third-party apps

Inventory, invoicing, time tracking, expenses and more all integrate with Xero.

Create purchase orders

Create and email custom purchase orders and copy to bills for payment.

Claim those expenses

It’s easy to handle personal expenses – just review and approve receipts.

For more information or to discuss how we can help you please contact Jackie Senior or James Fry at hello@garbutt-elliott.co.uk or 01904 464 100


We’re not only Xero Platinum partners; we’re certified partners with a number of Xero’s additional applications. We have access to a large range of services and can provide you and your business with the best up to date real time information so that you can plan ahead and achieve great financial results.