Local Company Branded One of the Most Ambitious Companies in the SouthBe Wiser, who are based in Andover in Hampshire, has received an award for being one of the South’s most ambitious companies.

What makes the award unique is that no company was able to put itself forward or be nominated. Instead, more than 5000 companies in the South of England were researched against a set of measures. These were independently assessed by accountants Baker Tilly, law firm Rawlison Butler, and consultants Endgame Insight.

The award has been given by Decision Magazine, a business and lifestyle publication for directors of medium and large companies in the south of England.

“The criteria include a desire to build a business of some significance, to be a leader rather than a follower, and an ability to think, and act, strategically,” explained Jon Da Costa, a partner at Baker Tilly. At the award presentation, Tim Sadka, partner at Rawlison Butler said that an ambitious company has a determination to succeed regardless of any obstacles.

Be Wiser employs more than 600 people across six offices in Andover and has a turnover of more than a hundred million pounds.

“We are delighted to have won this award and be recognised as one of the South’s most ambitious companies,” said Crescens George, Be Wiser Director of Learning and Development. “We are always striving to do better, to grow our company further and ensure our staff are learning and growing with us.”

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