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What gets you out of bed in the morning? The anticipation that I’ll be able to help someone with their business.
How would you describe your day job to a child? Helping people to get what they want out of life
What is your biggest achievement to date " personal or professional? My family
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on? Every day is different
- I’m lucky to be able to work on a wide range of things and interact with lots of different people
If you could switch jobs with someone, who would it be? No one - I enjoy what I do. That said I wouldn’t mind playing on the Senior golf tour, so Miguel Angel Jimenez - he usually looks like he’s enjoying himself!
What is on your wish list for your next five years here? Establishing Ashton Allsop as part of our local business community
What are your biggest professional challenges? Keeping up to date in a world of constant change
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Stephen Covey the (late) author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? Not really a change but continuous improvement via our focus on good process and opportunities for automation through the application of technology
What do you like most about your job? Interacting with lots of different people and challenges
What advice would you give to recent new entrants? Think about how you can stand out from the crowd - what makes you different?
What is your motto or personal mantra? What goes around comes around!
What’s your favourite blog? Don’t know if this counts as a blog but I always read/enjoy Luke Johnson’s weekly article in the business section of The Sunday Times
What’s the most recent app you’ve downloaded but are yet to use? I like to test out new products that may be of interest to our clients - I’m looking at something called Soldo at the moment which is a prepaid expense card which helps to manage company spend
Given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? Miles Davies - I’d love to be able to play great jazz music
What’s your favourite line from a film? Can’t think of a line but one of my favourite films is Sideways
What is your guilty pleasure? Too much chocolate!
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