The Moore South Business of the Year Award recognises the best of South Wiltshire’s businesses with turnover over £500,000

Entry to this category is open to all organisations with an operating address in South Wiltshire



The winner of this category will be clearly demonstrating the use of good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed to produce a thriving business.

The judges will be looking for:

  • A company which has achieved success
  • Demonstration of success in overcoming challenges to develop the business
  • A company which can demonstrate a clear relationship between its marketing strategy and the development of the business
  • A clear strategy for future expansion of the business




Ann Mathias was born and educated in South Wales, living for the most part in London and the Home Counties. At a young age, Ann helped her father out, on Saturdays, at his building company. After leaving school, Ann moved to Middlesex to undertake an accounting and finance degree and then joined Moore Stephens in 1989, at their Home Counties offices. At that time, she oversaw a team servicing a large portfolio of family owner managed businesses. She then moved to Moore Stephens London to develop their charities and not-for-profit team. Two years ago, she moved to Salisbury and joined her colleagues, as partner, at Moore Stephens South.

Ann has over 30 years of experience working with family owner managed and not-for-profit clients, advising on a broad range of accounting, tax and business matters.

Two further judges join Ann; Jonathan Green and Robert Macdonald, both of whom have specific experience of dealing with family owner managed businesses.

Our Award gives us the opportunity to meet exciting local businesses and share our knowledge and expertise – helping them thrive in a changing world.

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