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  • Our Story

    When we started Ashton McGill, we set out to transform the way things are done. We love small businesses, and it’s our mission to help them thrive. It’s what we were born to do.  Starting life as a design agency, we’ve helped businesses harness the power of design to transform what they do and improve…

  • Preparing for the New Normal

    As businesses prepare to reopen their doors and adjust to new ways of working, the current shift towards a new normal offers the opportunity for growth and innovation across our whole organisations. At AM, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we can improve our own services and provide even more value to…

  • Small Businesses to Support during Covid-19

    Right now, your favourite small businesses need you more than ever. It’s safe to say that most businesses have been impacted by the current situation in one way or another, some worse than others. So let’s not forget about our small business community.  Whatever the next few weeks or months hold, there are simple ways…

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    Our Top Tips to Manage Cash Flow

    Cash flow is the key to any successful business. Being able to plan ahead and spot any cash fluctuations in advance will ultimately help you achieve your long-term goals. With over 50% of UK businesses cash flow negative last year, we know getting to grips with cash flow can be a big problem. So, here…

  • We’re Moving!

    Back in 2017, we built Ashton McGill with the aim of truly helping people. Helping them build better, more purposeful businesses. Helping them achieve their big, audacious goals. Two years on, our business has evolved a lot since then, but we’re still driven by that same sense of purpose. We’re so proud of the community we’ve grown,…

  • A Day in the Life with Alasdair McGill

    We love helping people build better businesses. Whether it’s demoing a new product for a client, or running a workshop, every day we’re lucky enough to work with some amazing businesses and be a part of their journey. And nothing makes us happier than seeing them thrive.  Using a unique blend of business experience and…

  • Christmas Gift Ideas from the AM Community

    We’re lucky enough to work with some really amazing businesses, from brewers to designers. So, we’ve curated a handpicked Christmas list featuring a few of our clients to make your gift shopping a breeze. And what better time to support local and small businesses than Christmas? Read on for our top picks!  For the design…

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    How to Stand Out From the Crowd

    In a world where there’s thousands of blog posts about the same thing and paid adverts on every device you set your eyes on – how do you stand out from the crowd and get people to spend time with your brand? At Ashton McGill, we focus on brand affinity, whether that’s with our main…

  • How to Start a Podcast for your Business

    Podcasting is great for your business, but how do you go about it, and where do you start? In this blog post, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about how to start a podcast for your business, from interview questions to editing software.   Defining your concept, your key message and the value of your…

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    Our 6 Steps to Succeed as a Small Business

    How do you imagine your business might look five or ten years from now? Will you be among the top players, paving the way for the next generation of consumers? In this post, we’ve outlined the keys to a successful business and how to ensure you stand out from the rest.  1. Have a flexible…