About Ashton Gray

Ashton Gray was founded and is run by Caryn Musker who was formerly Director of Search & Selection with Tenon Corporate Finance (and before this DHD Corporate Finance) where, working as part of the lead advisory team, she identified executives needed to complete management teams. She had previously spent six years with an independent Hampshire financial recruitment consultancy where she set up and ran the practice recruitment division.

Before this, Caryn held senior level HR positions including nine years with Grant Thornton in London and on the South Coast as National and then Regional Personnel Manager. Earlier HR experience included the Granada Group, University College London and Crusader Insurance. Caryn is a qualified Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Outside work Caryn enjoys a very active social and family life balanced by time spent walking and running in the New Forest, playing badminton and in the gym. She has run two half marathons and a 'Hell Run'.    An enthusiastic supporter of AFC Bournemouth she has been a season ticket holder for many years.

Caryn is a Trustee and active supporter of the charity Brainwave which supports children with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, autism and other genetic conditions that affect their physical and cognitive development.

She was appointed a Governor of King Edward VI School in Southampton in December 2016 and has chaired the Stroud School committee since 2019.

Previous voluntary work includes chairing the committee of youth charity Fairbridge Solent and being a Gamesmaker at the London 2012 Olympics.

Ashton Gray Executive Recruitment Limited was incorporated in 2015.  Registered address: Tullich, Forest Lane, Hightown Hill, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3HF.  Company number 9505797.

Ashton Gray is based in the heart of the New Forest surrounded by beautiful woodland and wildlife which has been brilliantly captured by talented photographer Lara Turtle.

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We are a fast growing and ambitious company and needed to find a high calibre Financial Controller with the skills and experience to enable us to achieve our plans. Caryn found an excellent candidate who is already making a difference.

Angus l'Anson
Founder and Managing Director
Gourmet Classic Limited

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