Who We Are


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Guided by integrity, trust & client service, our values drive everything we do.

Ashgates is a progressive, proactive and friendly accountancy and advisory practice with 6 directors and 90 staff based at offices in Pride Park, Derby.

We provide a broad range of expertise, support and advice to businesses and individuals, locally, nationally and overseas. In addition to our wide range of accountancy, audit, tax and business advisory services, we provide independent financial advice, specialist IT and HR advisory services.

Looking to progress your career?

Ashgates is a progressive, proactive and friendly accountancy and advisory practice with over 90 people based at Pride Park, Derby.

Established in 1991 the firm has grown incredibly over the years attracting talented experts providing a broad range of support and advice to businesses and individuals, locally, nationally and overseas.

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Thinking of changing accountants?

If you are already an established business and have an accountant, don’t worry about the process of moving over to Ashgates. We have a standard approach and can take care of it for you.

Worried about moving?

We have a standard professional handover routine so if you decide that you wish to join Ashgates, we can take care of this for you.

New start-up?

If you’ve just started your business and are looking for business advisory and accountancy services, we have a great track record of assisting our clients from start-ups to multi million £ businesses.

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Our Team Has Spoken

We are delighted to have been recognised as a Great Place to work.

In 2023 we enrolled the firm in the Great Place To Work® scheme, an externally recognised global certification. They completed an anonymous survey with all of our staff, to find out, in honest terms, whether we were truly a Great Place to work… and we are delighted to say that we significantly exceeded the level required to qualify.

Thank you to the whole team for creating a positive environment and for making Ashgates a Great Place to Work!

We are immensely proud of this achievement and the culture we have developed within the Ashgates Group.


What our clients say

I would wish to express my personal gratitude to David Newborough and his splendid team at Ashgates for their specialist help, advice, and support over the last 7 years or so, beginning with my appointment as chairman with the brief to return the company to satisfactory trading status. Ultimately with a view to a sale.

David P. Smith

We moved all our Company accounts including payroll and the Directors personal tax affairs to Ashgates around two and a half years ago. Ashgates worked tirelessly and professionally to bring our accounts for our group of companies to a position that we felt could never be achieved.

Marc Brough

Ashgates was recommended to me by a good friend, and I am pleased she has. Ashgates helped us set-up as a limited company with considerable ease.

And with the support of XERO software Ashgates provides us with a very friendly and supportive service that we have been drawing upon for a number of years in person and when needed, also virtually from afar.

Andrew Grainger - Director / Trade Facilitation Consulting

Ashgates were very helpful with the set up of our small new business about 3 years ago and providing a professional accounting service since then.

Ian Johnson has always been very friendly and approachable and his help and advice has been invaluable. Ian has a way of explaining stuff you need to know and always replies promptly to any emails or telephone calls. The staff have always been friendly, helpful and polite and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Marion Beckett

I have been using Ashgates to complete my accounts for the last 5 years, and have found them to be very professional in their approach.

Steve Martin has been my accountant throughout, and has always given good advice on all financial matters. I would thoroughly recommend Ashgates if you are looking for a professional company to manage all accounting aspects.

Eric Goddard

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