The Ashdown Group

Ashdown Group is a British Recruitment Agency headquartered in London, England.

The Ashdown Group is organized into six main divisions – Information Technology , Human Resources , Marketing , Accountancy, Office and Executive. [3] [4] [5]

Ashdown Group links to a variety of industry [6] trade associations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), [7] Confederation of British Industry (CBI), [8]British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Recruitment and Employment Counseling (REC), the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). [9]



Founded and launched in 1999 by Diccon Lynes and John Lynes. The business report that they register 1,200 job vacancies every year and has a database of over 850,000 jobseekers. [10]

Senior management

The Ashdown Group’s leadership team is based in London.

  • Diccon Lynes (Director)
  • John Lynes (Director)
  • Stephen Wilkinson (Relationship Manager)
  • Jon Aspinell (Service Delivery Manager)


Having been based in Kingston upon Thames since inception, in 2016 the organization moved 400 meters to a newly refurbished building on the banks of the river. This multimillion-pound investment in both space and future-proof technology was a key stage in the organization’s growth. [11]


The Ashdown Group has had three logos since 1999. The initial logo was used until 2008, then the first iteration of the current was introduced. In 2010 the oblong box around the text was removed.


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  5. Jump up^ “Ashdown Group Jobs & Careers” . Glassdoor . Retrieved 28 January2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Five of the Best Online IT Job Sites” . Damsels in Success . Retrieved 28 January 2014 .
  7. Jump up^ “CIPD launches initiative with UKCES” . . Retrieved 28 January 2014 .
  8. Jump up^ “CBI: Jobs growth to continue this year” . . Retrieved 28 January 2014 .
  9. Jump up^ “Ashdown Group Jobs in Woking, England” . CNN Money . Retrieved 28 January 2014 .
  10. Jump up^ “Trade Marketing Executive – London – £ 30,000 + benefits” . The Sun (UK) . Retrieved 28 January 2014 .
  11. Jump up^ “Ashdown Group Recruitment Team Move” . Google . Retrieved 8 March 2016 .

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