ANS wins Microsoft’s UK Services Partner of the Year Award 2024

Digital transformation company, ANS, has been honoured with the Microsoft UK Services Partner of the Year Award 2024, recognising the company's exceptional performance, strategic alignment, and significant impact to customers across the UK using Microsoft Cloud.

  • Wednesday, 3rd July 2024 Posted 2 weeks ago in by Phil Alsop

The award comes as ANS continues to accelerate momentum with Microsoft by focusing on getting UK businesses ready for the benefits of AI and innovative solutions by building upon Cloud, Security and Digital foundations.

As a member of Microsoft’s Inner Circle, ANS boasts six Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), a Fast Track Recognised Solution Architect and one MVP Regional Director. ANS’ expertise across Microsoft’s suite of solutions is unparalleled, evidenced by 6 solution designations. The company’s innovative go-to-market strategies and alignment with Microsoft’s priorities have helped power ANS’ fast growth. ANS’ utilisation of Microsoft’s funding and programs has led to 26% year-on-year growth for its Azure business.

The award also celebrates ANS’s commitment to supporting the community and next generation of diverse tech talent, aligning with Microsoft’s values. The company recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its OFSTED-accredited apprenticeship programme the ANS Academy, in conjunction with its external outreach programmes that reach 12,000 young people each year.

Other recent community projects include significantly reducing energy company Calisen’s carbon footprint and supporting charities like Facial Palsy UK benefit from the possibilities of AI, leveraging Microsoft-based solutions. The project reflects ANS’ fast-growing AI practice, following the launch of ANS’ Copilot and Security for Copilot offerings in April 2024.

Orla McGrath, UK Global Partner Solutions Lead at Microsoft, said:

“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”

Richard Thompson, CEO at ANS, added: “Our relationship 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.”

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