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.
I have no hesitation in recommending Ashgates to any SME business looking for exceptional quality of service and pragmatic advice.
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. Due to the ongoing work being carried out by the team at Ashgates, we now know where our business is making a profit and equally where it isn’t, this is allowing us to move our business forward more efficiently and quickly than we anticipated. Nothing is too much trouble, we can request information early on in the day or very late in the evening and will have a response either the same day and if not, most definitely the next day. We cannot thank Andy Lyon, Gavin Booth and their team enough for the excellent service, support and guidance they have given to Staton Young and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.
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.
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.
Truly professional service from Ashgates; they have moved our accounts from being in a complete state with our previous accountant to a position where we have full visibility and understanding of our accounts.
This gives us meaningful intelligence allowing us to operate our business with far greater understanding of both our finances and the impact of our financial decisions. Can't recommend enough - not only a friendly and professional service but the team have spent time with us to help us fully understand this side of our business.
Having worked with Ashgates for over 11 years I can thoroughly recommend their services. I worked with Dave Newborough on numerous projects and the service and knowledge he provided on various accountancy practices was invaluable.
We had a really bad experience with a previous accountancy firm. Ashgates helped sort out all the mess we were in and have been very helpful. I really can't thank them enough.
I have been working with the Ashgates team for almost 2 years and would describe them as a total breath of fresh air. They are responsive, knowledgeable, supportive, friendly, professional and really on the ball. Ashgates are a total pleasure to work with and it’s great that they are able to cover such a wide range of accountancy and financial services all under one roof to the highest standards.
I would not hesitate to recommend Ashgates. I find them indispensible.
It would be hard to over state Steve’s importance in the development of my business over the past 8 years.
Steve has been a pleasure to work with. He’s a thoroughly nice guy but over and above that his knowledge of accountancy matters and his guidance in difficult issues have been invaluable, both personally and financially. I would recommend anyone looking for professional assistance in accountancy matters to try and get Steve if you can.
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.
Thank you for the professional focus, attentive care and excellent work that both you and the whole Ashgates Team have delivered for Total Objects since November 1999.
It has been a great partnership and on behalf of the Total Objects shareholders and staff may we congratulate Ashgates for your first-class service.
The level of service and expert knowledge provided by Ashgates' is second to none and i have recommended them on many occasions. Whenever I send a query or call into the office someone always gets back to me the same day or first thing the following morning.
I rate this company extremely highly on customer service, professionalism and value for money. Nothing is too much trouble and everyone is always interested in my business and supporting me for the future.
I have used the services that Ashgates offer for many years and have always received excellent advice and service. The level of service is both professional and personal at all times.
Like most small businesses, I work on my accounts outside of normal working hours and have often sent emails very early or late in the day. These emails are always replied to, often immediately but always within the next working day.
Ashgates are a friendly team and I would genuinely recommend them to anyone. Big thank you to Andy Lyon, Lisa and the team for all of the support and guidance given over the years.
I can't praise Ashgates highly enough. We've been with them for years now and rely completely on their watertight professional support. Having them behind me means I can get on with taking my business forward and doing what I do best. Having Andy and his fantastic team means I can relax knowing that nothing will be missed. Whether it's a gentle reminder for some small piece of paperwork, or a full and detailed tax review, or business advice, I've come to rely completely on their support and can't imagine anything else now. Everyone I've met from the receptionists that take your calls, all the way up through the company, are friendly, helpful, utterly dependable, consummate professionals. You can't hope for more.
Datum first became associated with Ashgates in May 2001 when we required help & guidance to become incorporated after originally starting out as a Partnership. I have found Andy Lyon & The Ashgates team a reliable source of advice & guidance throughout the 15 years we have been with them and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to new or existing businesses looking for a decent accountant / business advisor.
Ashgates have handled my company's accounting and my personal tax since I first went into business 8 years ago.
Ian Johnson is my accountant. I find him and his support team efficient and timely with reminders at the appropriate dates. Additionally, Ian takes a keen interest in both myself and my business, offering help and suggestions in terms of developing the business and maximising opportunities. His personality makes him a pleasure to meet. Have before and would happily again recommend Ian and Ashgates.
I've been using Ashgates as my accountants and payroll provider since setting up my business in April 2014. In that time I have found them to be highly professional, approachable, responsive and helpful. Andrew Deighton. AWD Development Solutions Ltd.
Ashgates both act as our accountants and we also introduce our clients into their team. Ourselves and our clients always receive professional, timely and accurate support. We find that as accountants and professional advisors they are always 2-3 steps ahead of us, which allows us to get on and run our businesses without having to worry in regard to taxation and accountancy matters. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services, that is if you are looking for a proactive accountant whom really takes the time to understand your business needs.