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Chartered Accountants + Business Advisors specialising in Agriculture & Commercial
David Shaw and Lou Davies are our farming experts in the area, and it is more than just an interest – it’s a part of their lives.
Lou Davies and David Shaw are the dynamic duo behind +MORE Wairarapa, who now have offices in Masterton and Martinborough. David and Lou are both actively involved in farming.
Lou has been living in the Wairarapa for over 10 years and thrives on her dairy farm with her young family, managing the business alongside her husband.
David grew up on a sheep and beef farm east of Martinborough. He moved back to the Wairarapa 20 years ago and still works on the family farm.
Lou & David live and breathe the rural lifestyle and are passionate about helping other rural business owners feel supported and on track with their business goals.
With first-hand experience from their own farms, they know the issues farmers are facing and can help them to maximise their business performance.
Our team works with business owners across various industries in the commercial space.
Our responsiveness and partnership focus sets +MORE Wairarapa apart – we are on our client’s team. We provide accountancy and business advisory services including the preparation of accounts and tax filings and provide financial reporting and quality advice to help our clients achieve their goals.
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David (DJ) Shaw
David Shaw, well-known as DJ, is a sheep and beef farming expert. DJ grew up on a sheep and beef farm east of Martinborough. He moved back to the Wairarapa 20 years ago and still actively works on the family farm.
His select clients appreciate the balance and relevant advice he brings when sitting around the kitchen table. DJ’s style is to get in and understand what’s behind the numbers, what’s driving the decisions, and the results, and then work backward to resolve the common mistake areas and find a path to long-term success.
DJ has an extensive career in business advisory and accounting, where he’s committed to helping family-owned businesses and farms with structuring, succession planning, and more.
DJ has spent much of his career around the farming environments of the Wairarapa but has also spent time in the Waikato when working for Deloitte.
A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, certified Xero Advisor, and certified Figured Advisor, DJ is well-placed to deliver quality business and tax advice to rural and SME clients.
Lou is a dairy farming expert and has been living in the Wairarapa for over 10 years. She thrives on her dairy farm with her young family, managing the business alongside her husband.
Lou is an experienced business advisor and chartered accountant with a background in multi-national accounting firms and finance roles in the private sector.
Lou’s commercial background gives her a practical edge in interpreting technical data and advice frameworks, meaning her clients receive coaching and mentoring that is practical and relevant to what they do.
Lou works with various clients across a range of industries, including dairy farming, horticulture, construction, services, and retail and hospitality.
Lou listens and cares about the outcomes her advice delivers. She supports business owners to achieve the goals that they set for themselves through a partnership lens.
She is passionate about ‘local’ and greatly supports local school fundraising, hockey, and other community initiatives.
Nicole is a chartered accountant and agricultural accounting expert. Her agribusiness expertise is invaluable to +MORE’s Wairarapa agri clients.
What she enjoys most about her role is the farming clients she works with and that every day is always different. Nicole also loves working with the team.
Outside work, Nicole enjoys walking, tramping, biking, and being social, and her kids keep her very busy with sports.
Sara grew up in the South Wairarapa and has lived in Pirinoa with her husband on their Sheep, Beef & Cropping farm for 15 years.
After ‘falling into’ the accounting line of work many years ago, Sara decided to make a career out of it. She is now in the final year of study for her Bachelor of Business, majoring in accounting.
Sara has experience working in both commercial and rural settings, which allows her to assist clients from different industries with tasks like GST, tax returns, management reporting, and financial statements.
Sara’s favourite part of her job is making the financial side of things simpler for small businesses. She draws from her practical experience to help them understand the numbers better. This way, they can focus on what they do best – running their business!
Outside of work, you will find Sara on the road ferrying her two daughters to their next activity, tramping, at the gym, or enjoying a local vino with friends.
Jenny does a range of administrative tasks, such as onboarding new clients, bookkeeping, GST returns, and preparing financial statements and tax returns. She enjoys being able to support clients in various aspects of their business and likes to make things run smoothly so that everything clicks.
Jenny has a certificate in Level 4 Bookkeeping and is currently working towards a Diploma in Business.
Outside work, Jenny loves travel, snowboarding, hiking, and getting out and about enjoying the outdoors.
CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR
Lin’s key focus is workflow management. This involves liaising with the team and clients daily, and she plays a crucial role in delivering client outcomes. She also files client tax returns and helps with their payroll. Lin lives with her husband in Carterton and has been in the Wairarapa for over 30 years.
PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER
Anna oversees the human resources function across the +MORE Group. She is responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining talent and ensuring that our teams embody our company values and purpose daily.
Anna enjoys getting to know every team member and working with them and their manager to help them achieve their career goals. Seeing employees succeed is what motivates her!
Outside work, Anna loves spending time with her family. She has two teenage boys who love to get out and about – from multi-day bike rides in different parts of the country to catching the latest movie to board games on rainy days.
Claire manages our marketing activities across the +MORE Group. She is responsible for our brand across New Zealand and fuels our social media pages, website, content, communications, and client events.
What Claire enjoys most about her role is the opportunity to educate NZ business owners on how +MORE services can support them to grow their capability and achieve their version of success, whatever success looks like to them.
Outside the marketing world, Claire loves going for walks with a coffee in hand, socialising with friends, trying new food spots, and heading away for the weekends to explore NZ and abroad.
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06 929 1068
122 Queen Street
12 Ohio Street
PO Box 275
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