ANS Group

We are ANS. The UK’s fastest moving and most innovative digital and cloud experts.

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Company to Work For

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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Digital and cloud expert ANS adopts a collaborative approach to every-day and business activity. Its leaders believe they and the staff are one big team, which is reinforced by the open-office policy.

The Manchester-based company is dedicated to helping organisations achieve their digital ambitions in the cloud and beyond. Specialising in cloud, business applications, artificial intelligence, data analytics and the internet of things, ANS works with public- and commercial-sector organisations to provide the intelligence and insights to enhance services, empower end-users and improve business outcomes.

The company started in 1996, and in less than 25 years has developed into a 250-strong team, including more than 180 technical experts.

Its ethos is that people are key to the success of ANS, which is why it invests heavily in personal development – it even has its own apprentice academy.

The company is dedicated to improving and supporting the mental health of its employees through employee assistance programmes, mental health first aiders, wellbeing weeks and regular check-ins.

ANS is also committed to building a better future for the community and has a corporate social-responsibility team dedicated to fundraising; in 2019 they raised more than £211,000.

Diversity and inclusion are high on the agenda for ANS, too. Last August, it ran a virtual Pride Week to celebrate diversity in tech. The organisation also stages an annual Women in Tech campaign.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

89% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

The company reviews its business mission and goals at quarterly all-staff meetings. Regular interaction with everyone is key for the leaders to reinforce the organisation's values. The organisational development team meets regularly with the chief operating officer and employee suggestions and comments are discussed, to ensure the company meets staff expectations.

Personal Growth

89% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

ANS works with staff to develop goals and plans that allow career paths to flourish and people are rewarded through salary increments. Internal recruitment and promotions are preferred over recruiting externally to ensure as much organic growth as possible.

Giving Something Back

58% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

In the ANS Lip Sync Battle, directors battled it out to raise nearly £1,000 for charities such as the Manchester Youth Zone. In the summer, a sister youth zone, HideOut Youth Zone, opened. Instead of splitting its annual £25,000 donation between the two, the company doubled the money.

Benefits

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