ANS Group sees rising sales of i3 and cloud-based offerings
Manchester-based ANS Group has reported a 13 percent increase in sales to £20.3m for the six months to 30 September 2012, which the firm attributes to growth in its managed service businesses.
The VAR also achieved an 18 percent rise in net operating profit from £1.1m to £1.3m during the period.
However, the firm’s operating costs increased by 12 percent from £3.3m to £3.7m due to its investment in staff and managed services infrastructure.
Comments ANS Group chairman and founder Scott Fletcher (pictured, left): “These positive results have been achieved following significant investment in growing our team to over 150 people, including an increase in high quality expertise, specifically for the on-going development our managed services solutions.”
Fletcher says ANS’ future strategy will continue to focus on building out its managed services and increasing the take-up its i3 cloud offering.
“In addition to our existing two datacentres we have a planned investment of £8m over the next three years in The Sharp Project, as our state-of-the-art 800 rack datacentre facility, which will house our i3 solution and our hosted National Cloud infrastructure,” adds Paul Sweeney, MD of ANS Group (pictured, right).
“Based on our datacentre at The Sharp Project going live in spring 2013 and the high degree of interest already, we are confident that we will see business and revenue generated from this datacentre in the final quarter of this financial year.”