Gary Turner (Twitter: @garyturner) is co-founder and managing director at Xero UK and is responsible for Xero's business operations across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Xero is the multi-award-winning global leader in online accounting software with 1.6 million paying subscribers in 180 countries.
Under Gary's leadership, Xero UK has scaled from a three-person startup with annual revenues of £50k to more than £50M in the year to September 2018.Alongside Xero, Gary also sits on the board of Enterprise Nation.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland Gary previously held senior positions at Microsoft, Systems Union and Pegasus Software and has served as a mentor to early stage Fintech startups at TechStars London.
Gary’s passion is helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed.
Media appearances:BBC, Sky News, CNBC Europe, CNBC Africa, LBC RadioThe Scotsman: The Big InterviewMonocle 24 Radio: The EntrepreneursEnterprise Nation: Building A World Class Team
Print contributor:Forbes, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Evening Standard
Individual Accolades:Software & Technology Pioneer Award, AccountingWeb 2018Top 10 Most Influential Person in UK Finance, Economia 2015, 2017Top 20 #Business100 Small Business Influencers 2017Financial Power List, Accountancy Age 2016Top 10 London Fintech Most Influential, City AM 2015Company Awards:Accounting Software Practitioners’ Choice, AccountingWeb 2018Bookkeeping Software of the Year, ICB Luca Awards 2016, 2018Friendliest Software Provider of the Year, ICB Luca Awards 2018Practice Software of the Year, British Accountancy Awards 2017Payroll Software of the Year, ICB Luca Awards, 2016, 2017Accountancy Software of the Year, British Small Business Awards 2017Client Software of the Year, British Accountancy Awards 2013, 2015, 2016Financial Software Vendor of the Year, UK Cloud Awards 2016Software Vendor of the Year, Real Business Awards 2016Technology Provider of the Year, British Small Business Awards 2016World's Most Innovative Growth Company, Forbes 2014, 2015