Ashby Associates are experienced internal auditors for arts and cultural organisations.

07821 803605


We work with exciting, creative organisations who are making a difference...

Who We've Worked With ...

National Theatre

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Shakespeare Company

Glyndebourne Productions Limited

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Sadlers Wells

Theatre Royal Norwich

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Museums Trust

Youth Music

Help Musicians

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors


Here are a few words from some of our fantastic clients…

Claire has the ability to get to what is important and is then able to work with us to come up with practical solutions to improve our control environment. Her reports are very readable and her presentations to our Audit & Risk Committee are always well received. She has a great understanding of the not for profit sector and thus is often a’ go to’ sounding block for advice when we are facing difficult or new compliance issues. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire to any organisation looking to add an internal audit function to their control environment.

Annmarie Wallis
Director of Finance, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

I have worked with Claire for several years and can wholeheartedly recommend her as an internal auditor. She has a good understanding of the sector and brings senior level expertise to audits. The findings reported by Claire have always been meaningful rather than trivial and delivered after checking and discussion with all concerned. Claire manages to achieve a great balance of tenacity and reasonableness and has contributed greatly to strengthening controls and improving operational efficiency.

Stephen Eames
Director of Business Services, Royal Shakespeare Company

Claire has carried out the Internal Audit projects at the Royal Albert Hall since 2010. She has always delivered on time and within budget. She communicates as effectively with our Trustees as our junior staff. Her reports are thorough and, thanks to her detailed knowledge and experience of the arts and charity sectors, provide advice that is well-thought-through and adds genuine value to the organisation.

James Ainscough
Chief Operating Officer, Royal Albert Hall

We wanted to run a programme of internal audit to ensure that we kept up with best practice and Claire was recommended by one of our trustees. Over the last four years she has undertaken various reviews and has helped us build a rolling programme of internal audit. She understands theatre, both the unique nature of the business and the people who work in it, so she completes complex reviews highly efficiently, in a friendly manner and on budget. Her reports are both professional management summaries and useful working documents that we refer to regularly to make sure that we maintain the highest standards that we can. I would recommend Claire to anyone in the arts and charity worlds.

Carolyn Collard
Head of Governance and Compliance, Glyndebourne Productions Limited

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