Back in 2013, Ashton McGill began life as a design agency. But the services we provide today were born out of a mutual need for change. As business owners, we were dissatisfied with the way the accounting industry operated. The traditional accountant wasn’t customer friendly or proactive, and they didn’t provide any additional value for their customers. There was no innovation and no desire for change, or for putting the customer first.
So we decided to do something about it.
Using our co-founder Alasdair’s wealth of accounting and financial expertise, we decided to relaunch as an accountancy business back in 2017. With over 30 years of industry experience, we provide simple, smart and supportive accountancy services that help our customers to grow.
And although we now design more balance sheets than we do services, design is still at the core of everything we do.
Design is what sets us apart from other accountants, it’s who we are. Any business can successfully use design tools and techniques to improve their service, whether you’re a jeweller or a joiner. At Ashton McGill, we’re no different. We live and breathe design— we’ve used it to transform accountancy from something painful and clunky into something streamlined and customer-centric.
You Count. We Count.
You’re an ambitious business owner who wants to understand the numbers better. You’re an innovator, you do things differently to your competitors, and you use technology to run your business and your life. You need an accountant who’s proactive, who communicates in plain English, who’ll help you grow your business, and who understands the life of an entrepreneur. Hello, that’s us and we’re here to help.
Design isn’t just about shiny products or a new logo. It’s about everything that you do, and putting the customer at the heart of that process. Design is about people. It’s about thinking differently and growing your business. Research from the Design Council shows that investing in design will grow both your revenues and profits.
We’re a group of talented and experienced non-conformists, who thrive on challenging the status quo. We love thinking of creative ways to be disruptive, always asking ‘Why does it have to be that way?’, with the ultimate aim of giving the customer a better experience and helping you to grow.
We believe in the importance of good coffee. Enjoying a great cup of coffee in a nice environment is a little luxury that adds to the overall customer experience. We’re so proud to serve Sacred Grounds in our office, speciality coffee roasted locally in Angus. So drop in for a chat over a nice cuppa!
Meet the Team
We’re a diverse group of people from many different backgrounds, united by a collective passion for helping our clients, with curiosity, integrity and camaraderie.
Our shared goal: to design simple, smart and supportive accounting solutions that put you at the heart of the process.