ANS Group Plc
LSE : ANS

July 17, 2008 06:50 ET

ANS Group achieves Cisco Gold Certification

                                                                                          17 July 2008

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                                             ANS GROUP PLC
                                                (PLUS)
                                     ("ANS Group" or "the Group")
                                                   
                              ANS GROUP ACHIEVES CISCO GOLD CERTIFICATION
                                                   
The  Board  of ANS Group, a leading UK Technology Solutions group, is delighted to announce an  update
today on its Cisco partnership.

The  Group  has met the personnel, support, specialization and customer satisfaction requirements  for
achieving  Cisco Gold Certification, and has demonstrated that it is qualified to sell,  install,  and
support  Cisco  solutions in UK.  ANS Group is one of 28 companies to achieve Cisco Gold Certification
in the UK, along with blue chip companies such as BT and Dimension Data.

Cisco places great emphasis on customer satisfaction. In order to attain Cisco Gold Certification, ANS
Group  was  required  to  participate  in  Cisco's customer satisfaction  program  and  meet  rigorous
standards.  This, together with the Group's reputation for providing excellent innovative solutions to
both  the public and private sectors, has led to Cisco's endorsement of ANS Group's status as  a  gold
partner.

Bernadette Wightman, Cisco Operations Director (UK & I Channels) commented: "I am delighted that ANS
Group has  achieved this status, they are the sort of partner that shows innovation around the Cisco
offering and are able to meet customer requirements in delivering our advanced technologies. We were
particularly impressed with the mature approach to Project management and understanding the customer
requirements before a sale, which is essential in delivering successful projects for our customers.
Becoming a Gold Partner is a tremendous achievement and my congratulations goes out to the ANS Group
team."

Scott  Fletcher,  Chairman of ANS Group, commented: "We are delighted to have been awarded  the  Cisco
Gold  Certification.  Not only does this further cement our relationship with Cisco, but  it  enhances
ANS  Group's  credibility with both existing and potential customers and helps the  Group  to  deliver
further value and technical expertise."


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               The directors of the issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.


ENQUIRIES

ANS GROUP PLC                                                            TEL: 0161 227 1000
Scott Fletcher, Chairman
Paul Sweeney, Managing Director

ST HELEN'S CAPITAL PLC                                                   TEL: 020 7628 5582
Barry Hocken

BISHOPSGATE COMMUNICATIONS LTD                                           TEL:  020 7562 3350
Jenni Herbert
Siobhra Murphy
ansgroup@bishopsgatecommunications.com





Notes to Editors

About ANS Group
ANS  Group is a technology infrastructure specialist in the provision of hardware, software  and  24/7
managed  services to UK Enterprise businesses. Operating within both public and private  sectors,  its
leading and award-winning solutions are offered in three key areas;

    *       Security & Identity Management
    *       Unified Communications & Wireless
    *       Storage, Storage Management & Virtualisation

Based  in  Manchester,  ANS Group delivers consistently high levels of customer  service  through  all
project deployments and ongoing support to its 400 plus client base. Working closely with key partners
Cisco,  Hitachi  Data  Systems, Microsoft, Novell, and Smart Identity allows ANS  Group  to  offer  an
unrivalled level of expertise and experience in the multifaceted industry of IT.
Visit us at www.ansgroup.co.uk

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