Ashley Deakin (Sable Group)

Ashley Deakin
Sable Group

Location: London


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Last online
26th Sep 2013
Member since
16th Feb 2011
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What I Do
  • Payroll, bookkeeping & tax services
  • FX transfers
  • UK immigration & nationality
  • Offshore solutions
My Company Information

Sable Group

Sable is a boutique professional services group of companies, established through the integration of experienced professionals with financial, accounting and legal backgrounds.

With a combined 25 years of experience advising a wide range of personal and business clients, we are more than able to suit your every need. We have qualifications as chartered accountants, financial advisors, solicitors, MBAs and immigration consultants.

Our team has a professional edge, specialising in helping small-to-medium sized businesses, private individuals and clients with international interests or links. These ‘international’ clients are clients with connections overseas - family, offices, suppliers, clients, property or wealth. We aim to provide a highly personalised service to clients who value direct access to an experienced professional as opposed to the more impersonal and less bespoke service that you may expect from larger firms.

We consider our existing clients to be at the heart of our business making first hand referrals our major source for growth in each sector. With the team’s help and guidance, we create strategies for our clients’ financial and business goals to ensure their ultimate achievement.

If you are looking for a smart, approachable addition to your team, we’re always here and look forward to working with you

1st Contact Group

1st Contact offers professional services to the Working Holiday traveller in the UK. With offices in Melbourne and Cape Town, we source young professionals who plan to work and live in the UK.

The range of services include opening a bank account, accounting, tax and payroll solutions; a UK Immigration service; legal assistance; and a low-cost Money Transfer (Forex) services into and out of the UK.

I was co-founder of this business in 1995, and we have built it up to a group employing 200 staff. We have 3 UK offices, and 4 international offices (Australia, South Africa, India and Mauritius). Our success comes from the word-of-mouth of the 180,000 clients that we have helped since we started and the emphasis we place on the level of customer service. 

About Ashley Deakin

I am an experienced executive with a broad business exposure across the financial services sector. Being a naturally motivated and results-orientated individual with strong interpersonal skills I enjoy leading and negotiating with people.

It is my role to ensure that people within our business and also our clients are able to optimise their working environment and reap the ensuing financial rewards.

I was runner up in the Private Company FD of the Year 2012 awards - see 

In my spare time I enjoy the thrill of sailing Lasers and have competed in several recent World Championships overseas.