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11 Jul 2024

ANS wins Microsoft UK Services Partner of the Year Award 2024

ANS Stand: Microsoft Partner Pavilion
ANS wins Microsoft UK Services Partner of the Year Award 2024
We’re so excited to announce that ANS has been awarded the esteemed Microsoft UK Services Partner of the Year Award 2024. This recognition spotlights the outstanding performance of our entire team, as well as our close strategic alignment with Microsoft, and the significant impact we’ve had on our customers across the UK through Microsoft Cloud.

Accelerating towards the future

It’s a pivotal time for us as we accelerate our partnership with Microsoft. We’re keeping a laser focus on helping UK businesses prepare for the transformative benefits of AI – supporting them through solid foundations in Cloud, Security, and Data.

Excellence in the Microsoft ecosystem

We’re already a member of Microsoft’s Inner Circle, which makes us even more proud to highlight our team’s accomplishments using Microsoft solutions. With six Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), a Fast Track Recognised Solution Architect and one MVP Regional Director, we have an impressive hub of Microsoft expertise.

We also boast six solution designations, which have helped power our fast growth. We’re particularlyproud of our go-to-market strategies and close alignment with Microsoft’s priorities, which have driven a remarkable 26% year-on-year growth for our Azure business, thanks to the effective utilisation of Microsoft’s funding and programs.

Commitment to community and diversity

The award also celebrates our constant dedication to supporting the community and nurturing the next generation of diverse tech talent, aligning with Microsoft’s values.

Recently, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our OFSTED-accredited apprenticeship programme, the ANS Academy. This programme, along with our wider community outreach activities, reaches 12,000 young people annually, fostering the growth of the next wave of tech professionals. And this is only getting bigger with the recent announcement of our Academy-as-a-Service, offering the same outstanding programme to our channel partners.

Our community-focused projects have made a real impact. Some recent stand-out initiatives include reducing the carbon footprint of energy company Calisen and assisting charities like Facial Palsy UK in leveraging the possibilities of AI through Microsoft-based solutions. These efforts are a fantastic reflection of our rapidly expanding AI practice. This is growing even more with the launch of ourCopilot and Security for Copilot offerings in April 2024.

Praise from Microsoft – Orla McGrath, UK Global Partner Solutions Lead

“We are pleased to recognise ANS as the UK Services Partner of the Year 2024. Their innovative work with the Microsoft platform and dedication to community engagement truly stand out. We value our collaboration with ANS and look forward to continuing this to support UK businesses in their digital transformation journeys.”

A message from our CEO, Richard Thompson

“Our partnership with Microsoft has gone from strength to strength, founded on shared values and a commitment to pushing boundaries for our customers through excellence in cloud, digital transformation, and security. This award comes at a pivotal moment as we enter the era of AI. Collaborating closely with Microsoft is one of the many ways we deliver value to our customers and make innovative technology accessible to all. By addressing the needs of tomorrow today, we are creating a tech movement that everyone wants to be part of.”

In celebrating this award, we look forward to an exciting future filled with innovation, community impact, and continued excellence in the digital landscape. We’re ready to see many more milestones and an ever-brighter future with Microsoft.

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