Colin Knight - Chief Financial Officer

Colin is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who qualified with Deloitte while working in their London office.

He has gained wide commercial experience in various types of businesses during his career, and has worked in the Flavours & Fragrance industry, Financial Services sector, as well as the Retail and Travel Business Agency Sectors.

He joined Ashtons Legal in 1999 and works with the partners to ensure the financial smooth running of the business.

He has responsibility for all aspects of finance and accounting procedures within the practice.

He is the COFA representative for Ashtons Legal, with special responsibility for ensuring the firm adheres to the SRA Accounts Rules.

Colin currently chairs a Round Table group of Chartered Accountants (members of the ICAEW Solicitors Community group), who meet regularly in London – sharing ideas and issues relating to their roles within their individual firms.
Colin has just stepped down from his role as President of the Bury St Edmunds Chamber of Commerce (part of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce) but remains a very keen supporter of the local Chamber.

He is also Chairman of the parish council in his local village, and volunteers at the National Trust property – Ickworth House.