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.
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Sheffield, GB
Size (employees)
87 (est)
ASK4 was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sheffield, GB
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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

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ASK4 Financials

ASK4's revenue was reported to be £12.97 m in FY, 2016 which is a 9.8% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

13 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

1.5 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

3.4 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

1.4 m

Cash (31-Oct-2016)

6.4 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


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

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

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

Gross profit

2.8 m3.4 m4.7 m5.9 m9 m7.3 m8 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


313 724 188.2 k346 k399.6 k111.3 k39.8 k5.5 m6 m6.4 m

Accounts Receivable

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


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

Current Assets

178.8 k1.8 m2.2 m2.9 m4.5 m4.8 m7.1 m9.5 m9.5 m8.4 m
GBPFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

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

Cash From Operating Activities

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

Cash From Financing Activities

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

Net Change in Cash

137 k53.6 k(531.2 k)(507.9 k)6.2 m472.1 k417.6 k
GBPY, 2016


170.6 k

Financial Leverage

2.5 x
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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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