Obituary: Ashley Major

Published on: 21st August 2015

Ashley Major, finance director at The Entertainer, has died aged 52 after a short illness.

AshleyMajor-480Ashley was a valued and integral member of The Entertainer team, a member of the board and a faithful colleague who served alongside the growing senior team for the past 20 years.

Ashley began his Entertainer career as office accountant in 1995, when the company had just seven stores. He was soon promoted to finance controller and later, in 2007, appointed as finance director. This period of service to the company saw The Entertainer estate grow to 105 stores.

Ashley helped grow with the business during his 20 years’ service and created a team that shared his values. Ashley’s knowledge, expertise, kindness, and humour have shaped many aspects of the company.

Ashley will be sorely missed not only as a business colleague but as a friend to many people throughout The Entertainer, across the retail and finance sector. The company says it would be an understatement to say that he was fully committed to The Entertainer – it would be difficult to find a more loyal and faithful colleague. He was a family man, first and foremost, finding time in more recent years for pleasures such as walking and cricket. He leaves two sons and a daughter.

Donations in memory of Ashley can be made at


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