We are the No. 1 Specialised Orthodontic Lab in the UK.

Ashford is the #1 orthodontic laboratory in the UK with a reputation for exceptional customer service and high-quality products. With a customer base across the UK, the Ashford facility has expanded since joining the ALS group with significant investment in new technology to enable advanced production techniques.

*Based on our state-of-the-art 24,000 sq ft facility

Our Story

In 2001, director Sean Thompson created Ashford Orthodontics in pursuit of his long-standing desire to run a first-class specialised orthodontic laboratory.

Over 70 staff, four facilities and hundreds of clients later, Ashford has gone from strength to strength with consistent year-on-year growth, now servicing a majority of NHS contract holding practices.

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Our Team

Craig joined Ashford as a director in 2005 and has over 25 years of experience working in laboratories. Craig makes the most of his free time with his partner, kids, French bulldog, playing golf, and travelling.

Craig Stevens

Managing Director

Rich joined in 2018 and leads our commercial functions for the company. Previously, Rich completed a degree in Business Studies (BA Hons) and a Masters in Marketing (MSc), and spent six years at Nike. He is also studying for a PhD in marketing during his spare time!

Rich Dodds

Commercial Director

Layla joined Ashford in 2017 and oversees our Operations. Layla studied Environmental Biology (BSc Hons) and has a background in Resource Management and call centres. Keeping busy outside of work, Layla supports her son’s U15s football team and explores her hobby for fell walking.

Layla Marshall

Operations Manager

Kaley has 16 year experience specialising in Management, Supply Chain and Operations with Nike. Outside of work, Kaley loves entertaining her friends and family as well as spending time with her two daughters, Ruby & Tilly.

Kaley Boreham

Operations Development Manager

Dave has 31 years of experience, joining us in 2008. As part of the senior leadership team, he is responsible for production and quality control. Dave represented England at junior level in football and has been a keen cricketer for 20 years at Corbridge Cricket Club.

Dave Newton

Production Manager

With us since 2009, Paul has 33 years experience. As part of the senior leadership team, he is responsible for production and training. Out of hours, Paul enjoys playing cricket, golf and spending time with his family and dogs (two very energetic Springer Spaniels!).

Paul Newton

Production Manager

Sarah operates as a lead point of contact for any matters specific to your account. Sarah has a background in sales and finance, with a first-class degree in Accountancy. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Brown

Sales Support and Account Manager

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