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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Darren Fowler AFA 232453

Director

Direct Dial: 01279 602541

Darren joined the company in 1990 as junior accountant and has been a loyal and hardworking member of the team, he was appointed as a director in 2008. Darren is now our Managing Director and is responsible for the day to day running of the practice. Darren has boundless energy and has always had a great rapport with clients.

John Flexton FFA 156875

Director

Direct Dial: 01279600360

John started his accountancy career with Singleton Fabian latterly BDO Stoy Hayward. He then joined a client group specialising in Lloyds of London Insurance syndicates as chief accountant.

In 1980 his ambition was to become self employed and set up Ashley James as a partnership still managing the insurance group accounts but expanding a general portfolio of private clients.

John now prefers to use his experience on new business start-up and corporate recovery.

David Langston FFA 157137

Director

Direct Dial: 01279 600360

David joined Ashley James in 1981 having worked with John at BDO for six years then at EMI records as assistant to the chief accountant. David became a partner in 1990 and has unlimited experience in all aspects of accountancy and taxation. David is also semi-retired but is involved in the company on a consultancy basis.

Amanda Anderson MAAT, AFA 247811

Accounts Manager

Direct Dial: 01279 602547

Amanda joined us in 2007 and has thirty years’ experience of SME companies and self – employed including Health and Social Care Workers. Amanda looks after a significant portfolio of clients and specialises in Annual and Management accounting and new business.

Leigh Mulford

General Office Manager and Payroll Manager

Direct Dial: 01279 602542

Leigh has been with us since 1992 and apart from being our office manager he runs our Payroll Department with over 250 monthly payrolls and our Company Formations and Company Secretarial services. Leigh is always there to assist when needed.

Kim Robinson

Accountant

Direct Dial: 01279 602544

Kim joined us in 2010 and has worked in commerce and accountancy most of her working life.
Kim manages our book-keeping and accounting bureau in addition to preparing clients annual accounts.

Chris Ward BSc (Hons)

Accountant

Direct Dial: 01279 602545

Chris joined Ashley James in 2014 as trainee accountant having obtained a degree in accountancy and has progressed rapidly in our accounts department and is now looking after his own portfolio of clients.

Adam Tyler MAAT

Accountant

Direct Dial: 01279 602543

Adam joined us in 2016. Adam’s previous experience was in commerce and practice and he has added strength to our accounts department looking after his own portfolio of clients.

Jennifer Arguelles

Accountant

Direct Dial: 01279 600360

Jenny joined us in 2016 having previously taught accounting at an undergraduate level in the Philippines for over 8 years. Now established in the UK she has already settled in our practice and has become a valuable and hard-working member of the team.

Sarah Lawrence

Secretary and Office Administration

Direct Dial: 01279 600360

Sarah joined us in 1992 as office junior and has been our senior Secretary for the last twenty years. There is not much that Sarah does not know about our clients and she keeps a well -oiled ship running as smoothly as possible.

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