Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
Since 1981, Ashdown Hurrey have been providing valuable accounting and taxation support to the local, national and international business community.
Our team of qualified accountants has extensive experience and a professional yet friendly approach to business start-ups, rising stars and mature companies alike.
Our breadth of expertise and depth of knowledge will ensure you and your business always has access to the right skills.
Ashdown Hurrey is your single source business service provider. We offer the opportunity to enhance your business's performance through our ability to help you chart your course, pilot your business or provide elements of the crew - whatever your starting point, wherever your destination.
Sam Carter - Promotion to Director
Ashdown Hurrey has seen considerable growth over the last five years, not only in terms of the number of clients they act for but also with the number of staff they employ and the levels that they have progressed to. Director, Jeff Moore, points out that “For the practice to grow externally it must continue to grow internally and this has been achieved through developing staff from trainee level right through to director level. There is a continual element of succession planning to ensure that growth is maintained and clients do not see any decrease in service levels.”
Jeff and his fellow directors are pleased to confirm that Sam Carter joined the current board of directors as of 1 April. This is in recognition of his hard work and ability to play a key role in the continued development of the practice.
Sam has been with the practice since 2004 and having obtained first time passes in all his exams, has been keen to make his way through the ranks. Sam enjoys getting out and about and being an active member of the local business community; he sees himself as a client-getter as well as having the technical abilities to deliver the service that clients demand. Mark Weeks-Pearson, the director in charge of sales and marketing, says “Sam has shown a real willingness to be involved in promoting the business and genuinely understands the importance of client care. We recognise the need to deal with fellow professionals such as banks and solicitors as and when our clients require us to and to be able to demonstrate to potential clients that we have the necessary skills to provide the level of professional service needed. Sam has also driven the firm’s Cloud Accounting services which will enable clients to deal with the filing requirements of Making Tax Digital.
The practice is pleased to see home-grown recruits rising to the career opportunities available. It is not just about qualifying and stagnating; careers are long and demanding and it is good to see that another member of the team has progressed through the ranks.
Merger with Silk & Co
After twenty-seven years of trading, accountancy firm Silk & Co has recently merged with Ashdown Hurrey.
Peter Silk has been trading from offices in Havelock Road, Hastings since he set up his own practice in the 1980s. On 1 April 2017, he and Sue Lee joined our Hastings team.
Peter says “Ashdown Hurrey is a well-regarded local firm that shares my approach and values and will allow my clients to receive the same level of personal service they are accustomed to whilst being able to take advantage of advances in technology. We are very much still open for business and with the additional support, we will continue to offer loyal clients the service always enjoyed and will happily take on additional work.”
Director, Jeff Moore, says “When Peter approached us we were keen to talk. His firm has always had a good reputation and we knew it would be a good fit in terms of sharing resources to ensure clients still receive a high quality service.”