2019 marked our fourth year attending the bookkeepers conference, and what fun we had. This year’s Bookkeepcon was held last weekend in Christchurch. Since we’re based in Wellington, we decided to take the Picton Ferry and drive down. Not only were the Sounds beautiful, but we were lucky to avoid to fog that saw some people fly down, circle, and fly back!

It doesn’t seem that long ago since we attended BookkeepCon for the first time, in 2016. We were there to ask if you wanted us to solve the sign up and authorities issue. By putting your name in support, we could try to get backing from government to help. You did, and we did, and 2Shakes was born!

In our second and third years we had a booth set up AND this year we are stoked to have been a proud sponsor of the event! It feels really great to be able to give back.

Ata and Mike with Di, President of NZ Bookkeepers

2Shakes features on the sponsor sign – feels good!

BookkeepCon Award Winners

Well done to all of those who received awards last weekend.Amazing to see that 6 out of the 7 award winners are 2Shakes users…hopefully it won’t be long before the 7th joins us too.

Award winners:

  • The Gayle Buchanan Memorial Award for Bookkeeping Trainer of the Year went to Haylee Wrenn from Accountabill Limited in Hawkes Bay.
  • Community Contributor of the Year went to Dee Workman from Keep It Simple Solutions in Nelson.
  • Emerging Bookkeeper of the Year for 2019 was Rachel Paterson from Conduit Bookkeeping Ltd in Paihia.
  • Bookkeeping Business of the Year went to Admin Army, located in Taupo.
  • The Bookkeeper in a Small Practice Award went to Haley Wilson from My Two Cents Accounting Services in Kaiwaka.
  • Sustainable Business Award which went to MBP Advisors + Accountants from Taupo.
  • The Services to Bookkeeping was awarded to Trish Madison from Accounta Ltd and Audits AML Ltd.

2Shakes for Teeshirts

We had some awesome tees printed for the conference this year, which got quite a bit of interest on social media. Everyone who wanted a shirt had to shake the 2Shakes maracas.

It was great fun watching you all shake for 2Shakes! Can you find yourself?

All the 2Shakers shaking for t-shirts.
Our Champagne Winner…


As well as the T-shirt giveaway, we also ran champagne draw at our booth, because wine not.

Congratulations to 2Shakes user Stella Vockins of Count Me In on being the lucky winner of our bottle of bubbles – enjoy!

Stella holding her bubbly prize with Mike and Ata.

And then we sailed back to Wellington – thanks and goodbye Christchurch, until next year Bookkeepcon!

All the best,

Team 2Shakes