The in-house Experts

At ASE we've recruited a team of exceptional people who know a lot about one thing - the automotive industry! We know you'll enjoy working with some of the most experienced and talented professionals in this sector, people who bring an intelligent, informed approach to what is a complex and pressurised business.

Michelle Malone - Tax Director

Michelle Malone

Michelle worked for 11 years in audit in practice before joining the ASE tax team in 2004 and is now the motor trade's leading VAT specialist. Michelle also manages our corporation tax compliance process and delivers bespoke corporate tax planning solutions to ASE's clients.

Earl Carroll - Project Director

Earl Carroll

Earl initially joined the business within the Audit Team, gaining extensive first-hand experience of the Motor Trade. In 2001 he transferred to the Business Management Department to focus on delivery, development and design of Composite Business Management Systems across the Motor Trade. Since 2010 Earl as Project Director has focused on co-ordinating the new business systems delivery.

Andrew Nealy - Senior Product Specialist

Andrew Nealy

After 10 years in general accounting practices, Andrew joined ASE in 1999 and has been helping dealers with their accounting needs and the implementation of improved financial systems. Moving into ASE's Business Management division, Andrew now plays a key role in the development of our data collection and reporting systems. This cross-disciplinary expertise is indicative of the talent within ASE.

Adam Cottam - Corporate Finance Executive

Adam Cottam

Adam has worked for ASE since January 2007, originally joining the business as an audit junior. He became fully qualified with ICAEW in 2010, after moving to the Business Management division in 2009 where he managed the Volkswagen Group UK account for over 5 years. During his time in BM he helped deliver composite reporting for dealers and manufacturers on a monthly basis. He is now in the role of Corporate Finance Executive where he manages the acquisition and disposal of motor trade businesses for clients. Using his understanding of finance and ASE's wide contact base he matches those dealers looking to buy with those looking to sell.