Ashley is an Associate Partner in the Finance Executive Search Practice. Based in London, he recruits senior financial appointments within the South East, and is supported by his PA Kelly Stokes.

Ashley has over fourteen years’ experience recruiting finance professionals across the breadth of the UK, for PLCs through to SMEs, including a blend of privately held and private equity backed businesses in growth and transition phases. He has an excellent track record in appointing CFOs and Finance Directors, as well as specialist appointments such as strategic finance, mergers and acquisitions, and technical specialists, including group finance, regulatory finance, treasury, and audit. His sector experience is broad, including business and professional services, manufacturing, telecommunications and technology, energy and utilities, real estate, retail and FMCG, and financial services.

Prior to joining Berwick Partners, Ashley worked for two successful boutique finance recruiters in Leeds and London, and spent six years as the Head of Division at a global specialist finance recruiter, overseeing a team whilst personally delivering the senior finance appointments across all sectors.

I’m passionate about introducing great people to great businesses where both can flourish.

Ashley is a Business Economics graduate from the University of Liverpool. Outside of work he enjoys family life with his wife, three young children, and dog. When the sun is out he takes every opportunity to play golf and cycle the Surrey Hills.

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Eva Gkenakou has specialised in the field of sustainability for over 15 years, with extensive experience transforming organisations’ approach to the subject within the Built environment. Having transformed Multiplex’s approach to sustainability, Eva has recently joined Logicor as the Director of Sustainability, playing an integral role in the sustainability of Logicor’s buildings today and the future.

Five minutes with...Nicole Kershaw, Chief Executive of One Manchester

In the latest instalment of our ‘Five minutes with’ series, Tom Neely, Housing Practice Lead at Berwick Partners’, talks to Nicole Kershaw about her first year in charge as the Chief Executive of One Manchester.

The CEO series: Five minutes with…Bill Williams, CEO at CEME

Bill Williams developed his career in sales, marketing and strategy within the engineering and manufacturing sectors before going on to become the first CEO of Hethel Innovation, a Business Innovation and Skills centre. He’s now CEO at CEME (Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence) where his Business Campus in East London is home to 103 businesses. Bill has spent the last 15 years helping start-ups and small businesses grow in their early years and sees challenge and opportunity in the months ahead. Berwick Partners’ Ashley Crich spoke to Bill about how CEME have dealt with COVID-19 related challenges and what he thinks the future will look like for business.

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