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Ashdown Group

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Ashdown Group
IndustryRecruitment Agency
Founded 📆1999
Founder 👔Diccon Lynes
John Lynes[1][2]
Headquarters 🏙️Kingston upon Thames, London
Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Permanent, Interim, Contract
Number of employees
🌐 Websiteashdowngroup.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

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

The Ashdown Group is organised 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 associates 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 Confederation (REC), Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and 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 a hold a database of over 850,000 jobseekers.[10]

Senior management[edit]

The Ashdown Group's leadership team are all 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 organisation moved 400 metres 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 organisation's growth.[11]


The Ashdown Group have 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.


  1. Thomassen, Lars (2006). Retailization: Brand Survival in the Age of Retailer Power. Kogan Page Publishers. pp. xvii. ISBN 9780749448738. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. How to Succeed at Retail: Winning Case Studies and Strategies for Retailers and Brands. Kogan Page Publishers. 2009. ISBN 9780749457402. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. "Human Resources Jobs in Ashdown, AR". CareerBuilder. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. "The Ashdown Group". www.ashdowngroup.com. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. "Ashdown Group Jobs & Careers". Glassdoor. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. "Five of the Best Online IT Job Sites". Damsels in Success. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  7. "CIPD launches initiative with UKCES". www.ashdowngroup.com. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  8. "CBI: Jobs growth to continue this year". ashdowngroup.com. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  9. "Ashdown Group Jobs in Woking, England". CNN Money. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  10. "Trade Marketing Executive - London - £30,000 + benefits". The Sun (UK). Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  11. "Ashdown Group Recruitment Team Move". Google. Retrieved 8 March 2016.

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