Our Four Fundamental Principles

Each business we work with faces different challenges but based on years of collective experience, we always base the solution on our four fundamental principles. It’s simple, but it works.   Understand  We recognise the value…

How we work with Lucidity and how it can support our clients

When I first learned about the Lucidity strategy software, I knew it was a perfect fit with our company ethos and the work we do here at Ashton Consulting Board. The synergy between our approaches to strategic planning makes Lucidity the ideal…

Start your engines it’s World FM Day

'The purpose of World FM Day is to recognise and celebrate the vital work that workplace and facilities managers and the wider industry contribute to businesses worldwide. It aims to raise the profile of the facilities profession anywhere that…

How do we effectively assess an organisation’s preparedness for the new normal and its impact on facilities and workplace management (FAWM)?

Facilities and Workplace Management (FAWM) is the basis of maintaining a building and the environment where people work. Its success is key to ensuring employees can work efficiently and safely and a strategic part of keeping them motivated…

Reflections from Mark – Three Months in

It has been three months since I stepped away from working directly in Local Government. I have had time to reflect and think, a luxury you don't always have when working day to day, especially given the pandemic's impact.   I am fortunate…

Get to know one of our partners, Simon Ward

You started your career as a graduate trainee in the manufacturing sector, what drove your career choice?   I was always playing around with motorbikes and cars, so Mechanical Engineering seemed like an obvious choice. The parts…

Do you know what your business needs?

To assess your business's health, you need to gain insight into the critical components of your business, comparing against recognised good practice. Obtaining these insights is a vital part of monitoring the performance and progress of any…

What can cycling teach you about business ? (and vice versa !) 

I’m one of those annoying Lycra wearers that clog up the road when you’re trying to get somewhere – but over the last 10 years or so since I’ve got into road cycling and dabbled with a bit of racing, I’ve frequently drawn on the…

Challenges Facing Financial Service Businesses

There is no doubt that the Financial Service sector has gone through fundamental change over the last ten years. Having worked in banking, insurance, and wealth & asset management and within each sector, I have experienced an increase in…

The Changing Face of Workplace Management

The definition of a workplace is a place where people work, such as an office or factory.  As an employer, you have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees and other people who might be affected by your business.…