ANS named Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist 2021

Leading provider of digital transformation and cloud services, ANS has been named a finalist of the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards 2021.

The awards recognise partners who have innovated and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions and services over the past year. Partners are nominated for their innovations and impact in cloud technology, their investment in skills and partner competencies, and entrepreneurial spirit.

ANS received special recognition from the judges for their innovation and impact provided to their customers over the past 12 months, including providing Azure Immersion & Azure University webinars to 2,500 people to tackle the UK skills gap and delivering world-first projects for Microsoft technology in Azure, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

As a leading Azure Expert MSP, ANS onboarded more Azure or Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers than any other UK partner during FY21. ANS acquired 84 new customers across Microsoft Cloud solutions, growing Azure Consumed Revenue by 200% and Dynamics 365 revenue by 88% in the last 12 months. In the last 4 years, ANS has grown it’s overall Microsoft business by 2,000%.

FY21 saw ANS acquired by independent private equity company, Inflexion as part of their venture to form a group to address the rapid market growth opportunity for digital and cloud services to create the UK’s independent leader in secure cloud‐led digital transformation across the public and private sectors.

Speaking of the awards, Orla McGrath,  Global Partner Solutions Lead UK, said: “This year’s competition was close as each partner was unique in showing great innovation and differentiation to drive great customer outcomes. So being named as a finalist for the UK Country Award is great recognition for ANS.”

Paul Shannon, CEO at ANS added, “I am absolutely delighted ANS has been named a finalist for the Partner of the Year awards for the second year running. Four years ago, we bet our business on Microsoft and invested heavily in the time and skills to become one of the best Azure technical experts in the UK. Specifically, over the last 12 months, we’ve honed our approach become a true end-to-end digital transformation provider, helping to solve our customers’ business challenges in a more holistic way, leveraging the full potential of the Microsoft cloud ecosystem.”

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