About us

Hello, we are ANS

Established in Manchester back in 1996, we’ve grown to a team of 650 strong digital transformation experts. If you hadn’t already noticed we’re mad about culture, diversity and equality. Want to know what it’s like to work at ANS? Just ask the Sunday Times, they have named us inside the Top 100 Companies to work for in the UK 8 times now!

We only partner with like-minded organisations that share our values and echo our ethos, and this helps us to build incredibly strong and enduring relationships with customers which is why we have a 98% customer retention rate and still work with customers that have been with us since day 1!

Our people are our business

We’re bold, daring, innovative, relentless, passionate, positive, unshakeable… but don’t take our word for it. We’ll let our people do the talking..

Meet the team

Get to know some of our key people


Paul Shannon

Paul is responsible for shaping and delivering the wider business strategy, with a strong focus on executive relationships across customers, team members and partners alike.

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Chris Hodgson

Chris develops our service offerings and our award winning delivery organisation, boasting industry leading accreditations like Microsoft Azure Expert MSP and AWS MSP. He is also a passionate executive sponsor of our CSR team.

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Joe Wolski

As CTO, Joe oversees ANS’ technical vision and strategic direction. He’s progressed through multiple technical roles and has played a pivotal role in transitioning ANS into an end to end digital transformation provider.

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Marketing Director

Olivia Jaskolka

As the driving force, behind ANS’ marketing efforts, Olivia unifies the organisation’s sales and marketing strategies to not only drive brand awareness but also generate new business.

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Group Sales Director

Gareth Ainsworth

Gareth is committed to driving sales growth and delivering ANS’ core objective to ensure customers receive the best service from ANS by developing long standing strategic partnerships.

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Qaiser Akhtar

Qaiser manages the Finance and Contracts teams at ANS. He has a wide variety of industry experience having spent time in senior roles in double digit growth PE backed companies. Qaiser has a wealth of business insight, industry knowledge and agility.

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Professional Services Director

Rachel Wood

Rachel is responsible for the successful delivery of all ANS Professional Services engagements, including smoothly transitioning customer environments into our Managed Services team.

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Industry Lead for Retail, Travel and Transport, WIT Ambassador

Megan Corlett

As our 2021 Women in Tech Ambassador, Megan’s vision for the year is to raise awareness of the opportunities a career in tech can bring for those outside of the industry whilst demystifying ‘tech speak’.

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Head of Strategic Alliances, CSR Ambassador

Leah Stiff

As well as heading up our Strategic Alliances Team, Leah is also passionate about corporate social responsibility. As CSR Ambassador, she makes sure CSR touches every department and everyone gets a chance to give back.

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Customer Experience Manager

Melissa Johnson

Being customer obsessed is at the heart of every decision we make. Melissa’s role as Customer Experience Manager gives our customers an exceptional experience, wherever they are in their journey with ANS.

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We are committed to making a difference

Building a better, more sustainable future

It’s not just the ANS family we look after. We are 100% committed to building and supporting a better future for our local community. We put our heart and soul into CSR and we even have our very own dedicated CSR Team that is never short of fundraising ideas to keep us busy throughout the year.

We raise funds for our partner charities through events like the National Three Peaks Challenge, The Salford Dragon Boat Race, Tough Mudder and a number of 10k runs. You may have guessed it by now, but we’re a pretty sporty organisation (we’ve learned the best way to raise money is through blood, sweat and tears (of laughter!).

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