Revenue: £54.4m (+19%)
Net profit: 14.1% Staff: 269
This Azure and AWS partner has its sights set on becoming "Europe's number one digital transformation partner" as it prepares to join forces with UKFast following its acquisition by private equity house Inflexion in June. In its year to 31 March 2021, ANS saw revenues power up 19 per cent to £54.4m (with hardware sales falling from £7.8m to £3.9m of the total) and net profit widen from £5m to £7.7m. Deploying Covid Track & Trace Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions for 13 local councils was among its annual highlights.
The pandemic was an "instrumental factor" in accelerating the kind of digital transformation projects ANS specialises in, it said in its strategic report, adding that it won 67 new customers during the year.