Based in Biddenham, just outside Bedford, 80K Ltd is the business persona of Chartered Accountant Ashley Knight.
Ashley struck out on his own in 2006, seizing the opportunity that arose when his two partners retired from their three man practice in Milton Keynes. Since then Ashley has built a diverse 200-strong client base for whom he provides tax and accounting services. His clients operate in many sectors and range widely in size from a marriage guidance counsellor to a large group of building and property companies. Ashley also acts as an expert witness in legal cases involving tax issues, division of assets and business valuations.
Impressive speed and efficiency
When Ashley set up 80K Ltd, he not only brought with him clients from his previous practice but also IRIS tax and accountants production software, along with a clearly defined business model: “When I established the practice, I was determined to build a successful business without the hassle and cost of taking on staff or subcontracting. This would have been utterly impossible if I hadn’t had IRIS software.”