Ashmore passed away due to complications from his cancer treatment. He was described as “strong, resilient and resourceful” by Iain Peacock, the managing director of North West construction firm.
Ashmore joined Liverpool-based Aztec in 2010 as a pre-contracts manager. While working for the office fit-out and refurbishment specialist, he earned both a degree in marketing and a Master of Science in quantity surveying and commercial management. Ashmore was named director as part of a recent management buy-out at Aztec.
“We miss Paul and his dynamism, enthusiasm as well as a genuine passion for everything he did,” Peacock said. “Paul was so enthusiastic during our recent MBO at Aztec, the driving force to a future he could mould.
“Paul was strong, resilient and resourceful,” Peacock continued. “He was also very well thought of by his colleagues, clients and anyone who has the pleasure to meet him. It will take a long time for us to come to terms with the loss of Paul, he will be remembered with huge fondness.”
Ashmore is survived by his wife Justine and two daughters, Claudia and Naomi.