Ashton Gray Recruitment

Ashton Gray is an independent executive search, selection and consultancy boutique specialising in finding commercially focussed directors and senior managers for entrepreneurial businesses and professional partnerships.

Founded in 2004 we have worked with clients that are privately owned (and often still owned and managed by their founders or subsequent family generations), plus others which are private equity backed or listed on AIM.

This has covered a vast array of sectors ranging from aluminium manufacturing, recycling and waste management, bespoke furniture design, a group of restaurants and nightclubs, an outsourced training consultancy, a medical equipment developer, a fledging university technology spin off, a cooking wine distributor, a niche telephony provider, and a teleprompter business.

The roles are also extremely varied and include:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Group Finance Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Commercial Directors
  • Business Development Executives
  • Financial Controllers
  • Portfolio Investment Manager
  • General Manager
  • Customer Services Managers
  • Office & Sales Administration Manager
  • Human Resources Manager


Within Ashton Gray there is also a very strong expertise within professional partnership recruitment with a host of successful assignments covering all sizes of firms from independents to international partnerships. Typical roles here include:

  • Partners
  • Partner Designates
  • Senior Managers
  • Chief Executive
  • Marketing & Business Development Managers


Successful assignments have been based in Edinburgh, Bristol, Nottingham, London and Kent plus others closer to home in Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole.

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I was extremely impressed with the effective and professional service which resulted in the introduction of an outstanding candidate who eight years later is not only still with the business but now runs it on my behalf.

Jon Monkcom
Founder and owner, Wessex Group

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