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We are proud of our reputation for consistently successful delivery, and as one of the earliest providers in the sector, we utilise our wealth of experience and expertise to design, develop and implement tailored systems that meet a wide variety of client demands. In May 2014, ASK4 completed a buyout and refinancing backed by Darwin Private Equity LLP, a UK based firm that invests in high-growth businesses. This investment will support the continued expansion of ASK4 as we strengthen our proposition through the development of our core networks, the introduction of new products and services, the recruitment and training of fantastic staff, and a continued focus on delivering an industry-leading service nationally and internationally. ASK4 partner with universities, private sector student accommodation providers, residential apartment developers and businesses. We currently serve over 125,000 customers across several hundred sites. ASK4 is led by Managing Director, Jonathan Burrows, supported by Mark Collins as Financial Director and by Sales Director, Oliver Riddle.
TypePrivate
Founded2000
HQSheffield, GB
Websiteask4.com
Employee Ratings4.5

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Mar 2019)95(+5%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)£13.5 M(+4%)

ASK4 Office Locations

ASK4 has an office in Sheffield
Sheffield, GB (HQ)
Devonshire Green House 14 Fitzwilliam St
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ASK4 Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2000

ASK4 Revenue

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ASK4's revenue was reported to be £13.47 m in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

13.5m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

8.9m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

66.1%

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.6m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

4.2m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

1.9m

Cash (31-Oct-2017)

6.3m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

5.2m5.9m7.8m10.2m15.7m11.8m13.0m13.5m

Revenue growth, %

10%

Cost of goods sold

2.4m2.5m3.1m4.3m6.7m4.5m5.0m4.6m

Gross profit

2.8m3.4m4.7m5.9m9.0m7.3m8.0m8.9m
GBPFY, 2001FY, 2002FY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

1.2k1.0k2.8k31.0k313.0724.0188.2k346.0k399.6k111.3k39.8k5.5m6.0m6.4m6.3m

Accounts Receivable

178.5k1.7m2.0m1.8m2.9m2.2m5.4m2.4m1.8m1.6m1.5m

Inventories

49.5k22.7k33.3k33.6k35.3k34.6k84.8k40.4k50.3k74.3k

Current Assets

10.2k11.9k27.0k50.0k51.5k156.0k178.8k1.8m2.2m2.9m4.5m4.8m7.1m9.5m9.5m8.4m9.7m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

507.6k467.0k415.2k31.4k988.9k1.6m1.5m1.6m

Cash From Operating Activities

425.4k1.3m1.2m493.7k10.1m3.0m3.1m3.6m

Cash From Financing Activities

(66.8k)(264.3k)(176.2k)(586.5k)(2.8m)(176.4k)(13.1k)(85.0)

Net Change in Cash

137.0k53.6k(531.2k)(507.9k)6.2m472.1k417.6k(87.5k)
GBPY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

168.1k

Financial Leverage

2.4 x
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ASK4 Online and Social Media Presence

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ASK4 News and Updates

Bowmark Capital acquires ASK4 from Darwin Private Equity

Bowmark Capital is acquiring UK-based ASK4 Limited, an internet solutions provider. The seller is Darwin Private Equity. No financial terms were disclosed.
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ASK4 Blogs

Signposting students to better mental health

As part of our partnership with Student Minds, ASK4 connected students will now be signposted to the services aimed at improving their mental well-being.

Students list future challenges for ISPs

We asked students at HackSheffield what they saw as some of the challenges ISPs will face in the coming years.

Proudly supporting Student Minds

ASK4 announces a new partnership with Student Minds to support the Student Community Organising Training programme.

Students' talk tech and loneliness

Video: We spoke to students about their views on loneliness at university and the role technology plays in combatting loneliness.

ASK4 partners with experts in smart energy

ASK4 proud to name amber energy as their preferred partner for smart energy management within multi-tenant buildings.

Milan could double its student population

The Class of 2020 engaged with Comune di Milano, FS Sistemi Urbani and eight project partners in the ‘Milano Urban Campus’ project.
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ASK4 Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was ASK4 founded?

    ASK4 was founded in 2000.

  • How many employees does ASK4 have?

    ASK4 has 95 employees.

  • What is ASK4 revenue?

    Latest ASK4 annual revenue is £13.5 m.

  • What is ASK4 revenue per employee?

    Latest ASK4 revenue per employee is £141.8 k.

  • Who are ASK4 competitors?

    Competitors of ASK4 include Cambium Networks, Mimosa and BT Group.

  • Where is ASK4 headquarters?

    ASK4 headquarters is located at Devonshire Green House 14 Fitzwilliam St, Sheffield.

  • Where are ASK4 offices?

    ASK4 has an office in Sheffield.

  • How many offices does ASK4 have?

    ASK4 has 1 office.