Scott Fletcher set up Associated Network Solutions by taking over a number of contracts from his previous employer, an accounting software firm that went under in 1996. It now has Bupa and the NHS among its customers and specialises in integrating networks for corporate customers. The Manchester company raised £1.5m in August 2000 through a partial offering on Ofex. Its sales grew 67% a year from £1.1m in 1999 to £5.2m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank86
CompanyANS Group
ActivityHosting services provider
LocationManchester
Annual sales rise over 3 years66.74%
Latest sales £000s5,185
Staff44
Founded1996
Websitewww.ans.co.uk

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