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Paul Allsop

Founder and Director
I am a Chartered Accountant with 30+ years’ experience largely focused on corporate and international tax. I started my career in a local Surrey firm of accountants and prior to founding Ashton Allsop, was Head of Tax, Europe, and Global Tax Director of BP’s Refining and Marketing business.

I enjoy a good night out at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, going to the theatre, watching Fulham FC and playing golf (although I won’t be giving up the day job any time soon!)

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Martin West


I am a Chartered Management Accountant with 25+ years’ experience specialising in budgeting, cash flow forecasting and management information. I have a 'Big 4' Corporate Finance background alongside broad experience as a non-executive director. The latter experience covers both large, complex organisations as well as start-up and early-revenue businesses in IT, healthcare, property, brewing and education. 


I enjoy running, sailing and playing golf. I am a committed Lusophile and very much enjoy the time that I spend with my family in the Lisbon area. 


Chriss Goodey

Business Essentials

Prior to having my children I worked mainly in the International Banking world, working in London, Canada and New York. I love a good problem that needs to be resolved and really enjoy working with Xero.

I like nothing more than a walk with my dog and trying out new recipes to share with family and friends. 

E mail: chriss.goodey@ashtonallsop.co.uk

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Carrie Ivens

Business Essentials

Following 20 years of product development in the food industry, I decided on a career change and studied to be a bookkeeper.  I have completed the ICAEW Certificate in Finance and Business (CFAB) and am certified as a Xero adviser.  

While continuing my ICAEW studies, I like to relax by tending my allotment and walking my dog. 

E mail: carrie.ivens@ashtonallsop.co.uk

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Natasha Henderson

Business Essentials - Payroll

I am a Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals qualified Payroll Officer with over 10 years of payroll experience. I have worked both in-house with Monsoon Accessorize and in a specialist payroll bureau.


As a mother of 3 and currently studying part time, my time is very limited but I love keeping busy and being able to manage all these things whilst providing a payroll bureau service for Ashton Allsop! 


Gill Salmons

International Business - Expatriate and Employment Taxes

I am a Chartered Tax Adviser and have worked in the field of expatriate and employment taxes for nearly 20 years. I trained with Deloitte and subsequently worked with a mid-tier firm in Guildford and KPMG. My clients have ranged from single individuals through to corporate clients with thousands of staff worldwide.


My free time is mainly taken up by my children but I also enjoy walking, playing the piano and learning foreign languages. 

Jessie Chivers
Business Essentials 

I am a Chartered Accountant and completed my training while working in audit at KPMG. Since qualifying I have worked in various different positions, both reporting focused and commercial, in companies covering a range of industries including technology, transport and facilities management. 


I love to get outside in my spare time and always have a project going on in the garden. I also enjoy spending as much time as possible playing with my young daughter. 

Emily Stonehill
Practice Manager
I have over 20 years experience of supporting CEO/ Boards in professional services companies including experience of supporting IPO's. Since moving to Surrey, my previous experience allows me to support Ashton Allsop and their clients. 

Weekends you can find me ferrying around my two young children, however we love exploring the Surrey Hills and finding new local experiences. 


"I had the pleasure of working with Martin at a recent workshop. He had prepared meticulously for the meeting and facilitated a focused discussion keeping well within the allotted time frame and helped the group to reach mutually beneficial decisions. He then clearly articulated next steps, following up with written feedback to capture salient points from the meeting. We would not have achieved this outcome without his input."

Linda Wyatt

Chief Executive, AIM Awards 

“We have used Ashton Allsop as initially as our accountants and now effectively as our FD for almost two years now. During this time we have seen a significant step up in our systems, ReceiptBank and Xero for example and now have a much improved grip on the business financials - all delivered in a friendly and cost effective way. We consider Ashton Allsop to be an essential partner in our business.”

Clark Benefit Consulting Limited

"Our business was growing and our old accountants just weren’t able to offer the timely and proactive advice that we needed. Paul and Martin came highly recommended so we moved to Ashton Allsop. The difference was night and day and they had an immediate impact, they spotted issues not seen before and identified allowances we should have used from HMRC. We speak regularly, we work with them through Xero and other tools they make available and everything is made clear and understandable. We were so impressed that we’ve moved our bookkeeping and payroll and they now complete our R&D applications. They provide a fantastic service and have saved us so much time and money, whilst reducing our total accounting costs. We consider them an extension of our company and couldn’t work without them."


Stephen Hickey, CEO Digital Control Rooms 

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