We're a team of pretty nifty accountants - friendly, knowledgeable and determined to make sure you Love Your Accountant.

Meet the Azure Team

Eily McDonald

Senior Accountant
I've joined Azure 5 years ago and have been a qualified accountant for 14 years, having studied ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). 

At work: I'm the helper of the team and will do anything I can to support my colleagues and clients.

Beyond work: My downtime is based around family time, eating out and going on holiday.

Did you know?  I was in the same room as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and didn’t know he was there. Not so bad I hear you say. Well, there were only 3 other people in the room!
John Barrow

I joined Azure after graduating university with a degree in mathematics and became a chartered accountant in 2018, having completed my Chartered Accountant qualification (ACA).

At work: I'm the rational and logical one, which makes me very good at problem-solving. I've definitely found the right job then!

Beyond work: To unwind from numbers, I play golf, football and like to kitesurf.

Did you know? I have officially scored two goals in the FA Cup whilst I was a semi-professional footballer.
Josh Clarke

After completing my BSc in Mathematics, I joined Azure's growing team in 2016 and am currently studying for my CIMA qualifications.

At work: I'm ambitious, enthusiastic and always coming up with new ideas. 

Beyond work: Away from work you'll find me on the football pitch, choosing new trainers (again) and playing my electric guitar.

Did you know? I once took part in a knitting contest and claimed 2nd prize (so near, yet so far).
Denise Austin

I joined Azure just over a year ago and am currently studying ATT Level 4 and then plan to move onto CIMA to fully qualify.    

At work: I like to make our clients' lives as easy as possible so they can enjoy running their business.

Beyond work: My two amazing boys Josh, aged 8, and Max, who's almost 5, keep me on my toes and always keep a smile on my face. When I have some time to unwind, I like to run and exercise.

Did you know? I use to play county level darts for Surrey in my youth and managed a restaurant for 8 years.
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Kurran Asher

I recently joined the team at Azure, having previously worked for an accountancy firm in London, and am working towards becoming a qualified CIMA accountant.

At work: I'm enjoying getting to know my clients and helping the rest of team with annual accounts, tax returns and day-to-day book-keeping.

Beyond work: I'm always seeking out the latest bands and gigs. The Kooks are the next on my 'must see' list. 

Did you know? I once met Noel Fielding and found out we share a mutual appreciation of unusual clothing.
Hayley Harding

I've been working at Azure for over 2 years and focus on providing book-keeping support to our clients.  

At work: Everyday is different and I enjoy learning and constantly building on my skills.

Beyond work: My family is my world and the reason I always strive to do my best in life. I'm also a keen runner and can be found spending a lot of (drier) weekends touring in my motorhome.

Did you know? When I was younger, I spent a year living the dream in Cyprus.
Doug Longhorn

After completing a Masters degree at Surrey University, and initially working as a physics and maths A-level teacher, I joined Azure as accountancy is a perfect fit for my analytical and numerical skills.

At work: I'm learning the ropes; getting to know our clients and processes, while working towards my CIMA qualification.

Beyond work: I'm an avid photographer, particularly of wildlife.

Did you know? One of my photographs was used for the front cover of a music magazine, featuring the wild-haired front-man of blues band, The Blue Horizon.
Andy Mildner

MAnaging director
I'm a CIMA accountant with 25 years experience in mortgage lending, private banking and private equity, having worked in Surrey, London and Guernsey and looked after clients from all over the world.   

At work: I'm pretty obsessed with building a culture driven business - with helping people at its core. 

Beyond work: My wife and children are my driving force.

Did you know? I can add 'international sportsman' as a string to my bow - having captained the Channel Islands for several years at the World 8 Ball Pool Championships.
Frank Bastow

At work: I'm a strategist and ideas man, helping the team to keep firmly focused on the end goal of helping our clients achieve their goals - in business and life.

Beyond work: You'll find me cycling, playing poker, tennis and golf, and I even turn my hand to improv comedy too. 

Did you know? I beat Jonah Barrington, World Squash Champion, at situps when I was 14.