Providing assistance to the global golf community across a broad spectrum of services...

John Ashworth

John Ashworth Associates

OUR SERVICES FOR GOLF

Market Appraisal, Concept Development and Viability Studies: Current and future markets represent opportunities and constraints. We can help you analyse markets, and structure your product or service in a way that best responds to them. We can give you, and, where needed, your funders an independent assessment of whether your plans will work and the risks you face along the way.

Investment Appraisal, Business Planning and Due Diligence: Should you put your money and time into a new business idea? Are you planning the purchase of a golf business. Can you expect others to invest? We can help you to develop your business plans, carry out commercial due diligence of target purchases, prepare estimates of development costs and future earnings and determine what return you can expect on your investment.

Planning Applications and Supporting Expert Reports: Planning regimes present hurdles that can bog you down or even stop you. We have a good appreciation of planning law and policy and can support a planning application with a specialist report arguing the case for or against a particular development.

Expert Witness: We have prepared and presented expert witness evidence in litigation cases and at planning inquiries and rent appeal tribunals.

Golf Resorts and Tourism: We can assist you to balance the product mix of hotel accommodation, resort facilities and real estate to take advantage of national and international source markets to the best economic advantage.

Operational Support and Product Repositioning: Golf businesses need to move with the times. We can help clubs to reinvent themselves, their services or products to keep pace with market trends.

John Ashworth Associates is a UK consulting and business advisory firm providing services to the leisure, sports and tourism industries across the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. Our main areas of business comprise: project concept and viability studies; new investment appraisals; business planning; site development options appraisals; economic impact assessments; sports, recreation and tourism strategic planning; market demand analysis; providing expert witness support and evidence for planning applications; due diligence investigations and review of future trading prospects for buyers of businesses. The firm has done business in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

John Ashworth formed the business in 1994. For seven years to 1994, he was a director of Pannell Kerr Forster Associates, the hotel and leisure consultancy arm of a leading firm of chartered accountants. Qualified initially as a solicitor, his early career was spent in the public sector, from where he moved to Coopers & Lybrand as a management consultant via an MBA degree at Cranfield Business School.

OUR PARTNERS…

WILLIAM SWANS IN AT GOLF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

WILLIAM SWANS IN AT GOLF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

Golf architect William Swan has become the second generation of his family to join the non-profit Golf Business International – the group of highly-respected and experienced independent golf industry experts. Swan, a director of Suffolk-based Swan Golf Designs,...

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SWAN’S PLANS PUT MORAY IN MINT CONDITION

SWAN’S PLANS PUT MORAY IN MINT CONDITION

Golf Business International chairman Howard Swan has followed in his father’s footsteps in undertaking a renovation programme at Moray GC, in the north-east of Scotland. Swan, an architect with the third-generation family firm Swan Golf Designs, is now looking ahead...

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