Ashley has played a part in the entertainment industry since starting out as an assistant theatrical agent in 1990. Progressing to having his own list, he decided to turn his back on the agency in 1995 as his desire to launch new untapped comedy talent was not shared by his paymasters or the television and radio industry as a whole. Quite rightly, who would want to work with the likes of Jon Culshaw, Mel and Sue and Rob Brydon? That lot will never amount to anything!
Ashley then moved into radio production, comedy writing, stand-up comedy, television production.
Radio credits include: writing, producing and creating 'The Scoop' for Radio Five Live for Kevin Day, producing and devising 'The Hislop Vote' for Radio 2, writing and directing 'The Other Side' for GLR, writer for 'Dead Ringers' Radio 4, writing and co-producing 'Sick as a Parrot' for Radio Five Live and a guest presenter on 'Under the Floodlights' on TalkSport.
Television includes: two series of Channel 4 stand up series 'Gas', 'Light Lunch', 'Fantasy World Cup', 'Patrick Keilty Almost Live' and 'The World at Their Feet' a football related Disney Time for BBC One.
Since 2006, Ashley has been running courses in several arenas including Legal firms, Accountancy firms, Banks, PR firms, firms of architects, financial advisors, construction companies, recruiters, research companies, safety trainers, health care companies, The National Health Service, Cultural Regeneration in East and South Manchester, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, theatre companies, a youth project in Moss Side, charities, adult education conferences, schools and one to one sessions for management trainers, radio presenters and even for a famous playwright. For the purposes of public speaking, presentation, pitching and stand-up comedy.