Digital transformation specialist ANS Group has unveiled its cutting-edge tech hub in the heart of Manchester.

The new 40,496 sq ft  campus represents a significant multi-million-pound investment and will serve as a collaboration space for employees and customers.

Richard Thompson, CEO at ANS, commented:We exist to make technology accessible for all organisations, large or small.

“Our vision is to create a tech movement that empowers individuals, businesses, and communities to reach their full potential through technology.

“We’ve built a first-class space for our people here. This new campus is the epitome of what we stand for and is the space where we bring our values to life: eyes on the customer, to stretch the possible, be all in, give a damn, get it done and be you.”

Thompson added: “We’re creating something really special here and the local community, the tech community and our customers play a huge part in that.”

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The ANS tech hub at its base in 1 Archway, Hulme, will be open to community groups and charity partners, offering access to bookable spaces, well-being programmes, and a joint venture educational program.

Partners include Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester and Hide Out Youth Zone.

ANS is also actively collaborating with schools and the community, with initiatives that have seen ANS donate laptops to enhance digital literacy and provide access to technology for those in need.

The tech hub has a modular design and a variety of facilities, including Susan’s Bar – a brilliant social and recreational space – and modern classrooms.

The campus also houses ANS’s acclaimed Training Academy, which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, and its Apprentice Academy, which has seen 250 individuals graduate to date.

The new tech hub embodies ANS’s commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, with EDI focus groups significantly involved in the design. Features include a lower reception desk, hearing aid loops, accessible ‘You Loo’ bathrooms and prayer rooms.

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The tech hub launch will be marked with the attendance of renowned peace activist Dr. Erinma Bell, whose expertise will further elevate ANS’s vision of fostering inclusivity and growth and create a brighter future for Manchester’s tech landscape.