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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…

  • Tips for Managing Teams Remotely

    As more and more businesses shift towards remote working, there’s never been a better time to invest in your tools and your teams. Above all, it’s important to inspire trust and clarity, whilst ensuring that people still feel like part of your team. So, here are our top tips for managing teams remotely, and some…

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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…

  • The AM Formula for Success

    At Ashton McGill, we always strive to put the customer first. We’ve helped businesses with accounting and finance for over a year now, and since then, it’s grown arms and legs. We’re now lucky enough to work with a growing number of clients and a variety of different businesses. So, to better meet the needs of…

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    Goal Setting for 2019

    Reflecting back to look forward   Over Christmas, we’ve taken the time to reflect on the past few months. This time last year, we were in a little office at The Circle! Fast forward twelve months, and we’re now nicely settled into our workspace at The Flour Mill. In the last year, we’ve had three…

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    Online Banks vs Traditional Banks

    When it comes to banking, should you go digital or stay analogue?   Today, our phones function as our TVs, our entertainment centres and our calendars, offering us multiple technologies all on one device. Unlock your phone and you’re also looking at today’s bank. With more and more banks offering their customers digital banking solutions…

  • Ideate: A Review of our Very First World Café

    Last week, we hosted our very first World Café breakfast club concept, Ideate. It was a morning of coffee, creative chit-chat and delicious food from the team at KitschnBake. Since moving into our new office, we wanted to create a flexible and welcoming space for clients and visitors. Somewhere where we can host events, workshops…

  • Business Forecasting

    The Future of Business Forecasting

    Do you see business forecasting as fundamental to your overall business strategy, or do you think it’s a waste of time? Is it something you just don’t have the time for? Or maybe you don’t know where to start?   We want to create an informative and collaborative conversation around forecasting. And this post aims…

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    The Art of Storytelling for Business

    For thousands of years, humans have used the art of storytelling to communicate and forge meaningful connections. Ancient man drew on cave walls, the Ancient Greeks passed down myths about the origins of the world, and today, we’re telling stories in radically new ways through the digital landscape.   Nowadays, we still use the art…

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    5 Lessons We’ve Learnt from The Never Settle Podcast

    It’s been just under a year since we launched the first episode of The Never Settle Podcast. Since then, we’ve been lucky enough to hear from some inspiring and ambitious individuals who are innovating in their field. From creative directors to council leaders, our host Ali has picked the brains of game changers and innovators…