Sam Ashdown - Team Profile

Sam Ashdown

Founder | Firewave

In 2004, I founded www.home-truths.co.uk - a website dedicated to helping homeowners sell more effectively......

Sam Ashdown

Founder

Hi, I'm Sam

“In 2004, I founded www.home-truths.co.uk - a website dedicated to helping homeowners sell more effectively.

Since then, I’ve helped over 1000 people to move on with their lives, by selling at the price they want. From prime central London townhouses, to Welsh cottages, York apartments, coastal retreats and Surrey mansions. By working in diverse markets and geographical areas, I’ve perfected a marketing formula that has been tested over and over - one that is much more successful than a standard estate agent marketing strategy.

I’m proud to have been featured in the national press, including the Sunday Times, Bricks and Mortar, The Telegraph and House Beautiful. I’ve also been on BBC1’s Homes Under the Hammer, and Radio 4’s You and Yours.

I’m also an expert home mover! Currently living in my 47th home, in Bowness-on-Windermere, with my Border collie Georgie.”

Phil Jones - Team Profile

Phil Jones

Founder | Firewave

I am a Lakes man born and bred. Having spent time in Accountancy and Financial Planning I came to realise that I didn’t want my days to be spent....

Phil Jones

Founder

Hi, I'm Phil

“I am a Lakes man born and bred. Having spent time in Accountancy and Financial Planning I came to realise that I didn’t want my days to be spent in front of a screen and instead sought out more of a customer-facing role. Having spent some years with a national energy company and developing properties, I have seen some beautiful Lake District homes. This piqued my interest in the property market, and after some lengthy discussions with Sam, we began working together along side various independent agents nationwide. During this time, we felt the Lake District homes needed better marketing, so we launched AshdownJones.

My competitive nature means I am determined to get to a win-win for you, the seller, as well as us at AshdownJones.

At home, I have a beautiful wife called Molly, a future Carlisle Utd player called Noah and a gorgeous little girl called Rosie.”

Tilly Henshall Davis - Team Profile

Tilly Henshall Davis 

Content Manager | Firewave

Having been the first Firewave team member, I have been lucky enough to see this amazing company grow.....

Tilly Henshall Davis

Content Manager

Hi, I'm Tilly

“Having been the first Firewave team member, I have been lucky enough to see this amazing company grow around such a wonderful idea, bringing some amazing customers along with the journey.

I am responsible for the content management across our social & web channels, ensuring Firewave can continue to grow and strengthen.

The core values of Firewave, and the caring nature of the team continue to make me realise I made the best decision in joining such a rewarding and energetic business.”

Claire Edmondson - Team Profile

Claire Edmondson

Client Executive | Firewave

Born and raised locally in the Lake District, I am degree educated in Advertising and Marketing Communications....

Claire Edmondson

Client Executive

Hi, I'm Claire

“Born and raised locally in the Lake District, I am degree educated in Advertising and Marketing Communications and have 10 years’ professional experience in retail management, where I also acted as a Brand Service Ambassador.

For the past 3 years I have been lucky enough to take a career break, where I have had the incredible opportunity of being a stay at home Mum and raise my 3 year old twins.

In September 2020 I was offered the Client Executive role at Firewave, and instantly felt welcome and part of the team. What I love about my role is creating open & honest relationships with our clients to truly understand their businesses and help them succeed."

Hayley Edwards - Team profile

Hayley Edwards

Team Executive | Firewave

I have recently relocated to the Lake District from Cornwall where I spent over 8 years working within the Admissions department of a top 10 University.....

Hayley Edwards

Team Executive

Hi, I'm Hayley

“I have recently relocated to the Lake District from Cornwall where I spent over 8 years working within the Admissions department of a top 10 University. I was anxious about moving my career in a different direction and moving to a new location, but from the moment I attended my interview I knew that Firewave was the company I wanted to work for. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and I now really enjoy coming to work and the new challenges that working in a new sector brings.”

Sophia Mitchell - Team Profile

Sophia Mitchell

Designer | Firewave

Having known Sam all my life, I had wanted to work with her for a long time, and when the right role came up......

Sophia Mitchell

Designer

Hi, I'm Sophia

“Having known Sam all my life, I had wanted to work with her for a long time, and when the right role came up, I leapt at the chance to finally be a part of the AshdownJones team. Having spent the first few years of my working life moving between creative roles and being consistently disappointed by false promises, it was so nice to find somewhere I genuinely feel valued. Sam and Phil have created a great culture of hard work and a family-like atmosphere which makes both employees and clients feel so at ease. They really know how to nurture their employees skills and it’s clear that they want to help us achieve both our vocational and personal goals. It’s so refreshing to know that we aren’t just seen as cogs in a machine. There is never a dull day and we all work to support one another like one big family.”

Dave Ferguson - Team Profile

Dave Ferguson

Head of Operations | Firewave

An experienced Account, Project & Business Development Manager, I have spent the last decade in Digital Marketing & Web Design/Development.....

Dave Ferguson

Head of Operations

Hi, I'm Dave

“An experienced Account, Project & Business Development Manager, I have spent the last decade in Digital Marketing & Web Design/Development.

Through my experience of working with national & multinational companies, I work to build & develop business relationships to aid mutual growth and development across a variety of digital channels. Continuous development of the shared digital position is key to my work, with customer engagement and proven KPI improvements central to my delivery.

Here at Firewave, my focus is on the processes and systems that help both Firewave, and our customers operate."