Strategic partners

Working together to create the perfect team for you

Aston Ley does not need to work in isolation.  In addition to connecting you to my extensive business network, there are the following key professionals that I have a particularly strong relationship with.  Day-to-day we operate independently but we can come together to form a joined up team for you.

Obsidian Tax Ltd

Obsidian Tax is a specialist tax advisory practice. The firm focusses on strategic tax planning within the boundaries accepted by HMRC. Planning whose sole ambition is to use the reliefs available to achieve your objectives in the most effective way. 

I've used Obsidian's founder, Faisal Sattar, on numerous occasions  I highly respect and value Faisal and his team's pragmatic approach to specialist tax planning.


Forward Corporate Finance

Forward CF help owners and managers of businesses to plan and achieve their strategic goals. Whether that is a business sale, structuring and completing a management buy-out or making that strategic acquisition, they are committed to delivering success for their clients.

I recruited Forward's founder, Rob Dukelow-Smith, into Price Bailey in 2012 and have worked with him directly and indirectly since. Rob is extremely personable and highly capable across a wide range of transactions.


Foresight Group

Foresight's private equity team is investing to grow smaller businesses across the UK. Initially they provide up to £5m with the capacity for significant follow-on. They work in a flexible manner and provide services that extend beyond the capital they provide.

I used to work with Matt McLoughlin when we were both at Grant Thornton and I have known David Turner for several years now and have introduced him to several clients exploring the benefits of PE.


AJ Chambers Recruitment Ltd

AJ Chambers are one of the UK's leading accountancy practice recruitment agencies with sister business Nelson Chambers providing legal recruitment and A&F Chambers looking after industry accounting and finance positions. 

I have known their managing director Andrew Hilliard and Darren Buckley for many years having used their services on many occasions when I was a partner in accountancy practices. I'm also a strategic advisor to the Chambers Group.