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Cover Story: Kilts in the Cloud

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Heather Smith
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When Float’s CEO Colin Hewitt took to the Sydney Xerocon Gala awards stage to collect the 2014 Emerging Add-On Partner of the Year award, he declared to the audience, “I can’t believe I’ve won. Everyone told me if I wanted to win an award I needed to wear my kilt”.

When Float’s CEO Colin Hewitt took to the Sydney Xerocon Gala awards stage to collect the 2014 Emerging Add-On Partner of the Year award, he declared to the audience, “I can’t believe I’ve won. Everyone told me if I wanted to win an award I needed to wear my kilt”.

Let’s be very clear – you’ve not really won a Xero award until you’ve won it while wearing your national costume. Just ask Michael Wood, Director and Co-Founder of Receipt Bank, who arrived on stage – fully kitted out in a kilt – to win his company’s fourth Xero award. Kilt wearing is certainly his good luck charm.

Seriously, is there anything more fascinating than a man in a kilt? The tradition, the tartan, the sporran, the legs, and the mystery of what’s going on underneath. It’s mind boggling. We knew at XU Magazine we needed something big to top Amy Harris and Hannah McIntyre from Crunchboard’s double denim debut front cover… and men in tartan kilts was the ticket.

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Heather Smith