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…

Business transformation – Why it’s important and how to implement change programmes effectively

As a young graduate in my first job, I was keen to make a difference and work on something aimed at moving the business forward. I distinctly remember one of my managers stretching back in his chair and uttering the words “I **** hate change!”  It…

Smart Business Insights – The why, the how and the results

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

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…

Town Hall Dental Case Study

Town Hall Dental is a multi-award winning practice based in West Yorkshire, offering a wide range of treatments and services to its expanding patient base. They have a desire to grow both clinically and commercially, whilst ensuring the customer…

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…