Accounting and Tax

Our core services includes everything to get you going, right from company formation to bookkeeping, to statutory accounts and tax compliance.

For start-ups

We can guide you through the process of setting up a new company and establishing all the core accounting and tax processes and systems to help you concentrate on developing your business and winning your first customers.

For established small to medium-sized enterprises

We can help you prepare, or prepare on your behalf, management and annual accounts either using internal systems you already have or helping you establish effective accounting processes and new systems to help bring time and cost savings to your existing set-up.

For sole traders and partnerships

Our core services are designed to reduce your time spent on accounting and tax compliance so you can concentrate on developing and running your business.

For high-net worth individuals

We help individuals achieve their financial objectives in compliance with UK and overseas tax obligations.

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Assurance Service

Our independent professional assurance service is designed to help you enable strong governance, enhanced risk management and effective control environment. These measures help improve the quality of information for decision making and help build sustainable growth.

Our assurance services include governance and board effectiveness review and training, risk management review, internal control review, compliance review and ad hoc consulting services tailored to your business needs.

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Working in partnership with our clients to help them create sustainable growth

Operational support

Our operational support services are designed to allow you to concentrate on developing your business while we take care of the day-to-day operational requirements. We offer two-types of operational support service.


We work alongside your staff on a range of operational areas, allowing you to tap into our experience and insights from a wider market to help you refine your internal processes, improving governance and increasing productivity.

Outsourcing arrangements

We offer full outsourcing arrangements whereby we take responsibility for a specific function or process on your behalf. This can be a very cost-effective solution, allowing you to deploy your recourses to those key functions which drive business growth.

Uniquely our operational support service includes training courses embedded within our service offering to allow for knowledge transfer so that your staff can gain new skills to develop in-house capabilities.

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Business Development Service

Our independent professional business development support is designed to get your started from ground up.

While many entrepreneurs have great ideas, many struggle with converting ideas into tangible businesses. We can help you in establishing a suitable business suitable structure (i.e. sole trader, partnership or limited company), prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets and trading forecasts to prove the financial viability of your ideas and demonstrate this to the bank/potential investors.

Combined with our operational support service, we can carry out registration procedures with Companies House and HMRC for your company.

Combined with our digital transformation service, we can help establish a media presence for your business through both digital and hard copy media, as well as provide you with marketing consultancy.

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Helping you convert ideas into tangible business opportunities

Digital transformation

Our digital transformation services are built to allow businesses harness the digital and cloud-based work environment.

Incorporated within this service is GDPR review and advisory services to ensure your organisation remains compliant to data protection rules and regulations. Furthermore, we can help establish a media presence for your business through both digital and hard copy media, as well as provide you with marketing consultancy.

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Ashlynwood is a people-led company

Most businesses think their products and services are the most important things, but it is the human to human networking and working relationships that drive most successful organisations. We provide bespoke professional services to help you achieve sustainable growth and success in your organisation.

Case Studies

KYC Process Review

Ashlynwood was engaged to review a bank's KYC process as the MLRO had concerns over identification of High Risk clients during the KYC onboarding process. Our review checked against the minimum required criteria of CDD, EDD, SDD, PEPs as well as in-life KYC management.

FCA remediation review

Following on from previous investigation conducted by the FCA, the CFO of the Bank requested Ashlynwood to review the concerns raised by the FCA and identify any additional control weaknesses in the Bank’s processes.

Internal whistle-blowing case

Due to whistle-blowing concerns raised, Ashlynwood was engaged to assist in conducting a review of the Bank’s Mortgage product offering to identify any regulatory breaches.

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Ashish Patani is a thoroughly professional Financial Services Specialist with an immense work ethic and outstanding approach to complex issues and challenges. I have known Ashish for over 10 years both as a trusted advisor & colleague. I highly recommend him for his specialist skills in Securities Services, Fund Accounting and Audit issues.

Ahmer Feroze, Tier 1 International Investment Bank

I enjoyed working with Ashish on various Financial Service Audit reviews. I found him very professional, efficient and focused in his approach to work.

Ramandeep Suri, Big 4 Firm

Ashlynwood undertook a review of our Organisation’s Governance and Structure. We found them very friendly and open, knowledgeable, insightful and professional. They offered us important insights into things that could be improved and the steps forward to do so. I view them as valued colleagues and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Prof Paul Gilbert PhD OBE, Founder and CEO, International Charity

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