It is with sadness that we announce our colleague and friend Vaughan Sheen passed away unexpectedly on 8th July 2019.

After a 33 year career with the Mars Corporation, Vaughan joined Ashwood Associates in 2006 as a General Manager UK and was promoted to Associate Director in 2014. Vaughan worked on global and senior assignments, building strong relationships with both clients and candidates around the world.

Everyone will remember Vaughan for his determination, intense loyalty, and above all, his personal values.

Steve Marley, Founder of Ashwood Associates, said "All at Ashwood will miss Vaughan, not just for his contribution to our success, but for his fundamental importance to the well being and positive attitude of the team. He was a true team player who led by example. Vaughan's contribution to the business was immense. Foremost, I will miss him as a friend."

Vaughan was a great family man, devoted to his wife Janet, their children Matt and Rebecca, as well as his grandchildren Hattie and newly arrived Beattie.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


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