MANY of you will be familiar with ACS as a well-known and popular business in Northamptonshire. Well, this year the Johns (as they are affectionately known in the county) and the ACS team are celebrating 21 years in business! Since the beginning, in 1995, when ACS resided alongside the fish tackle shop on Birchfield Road East a lot has changed. The company now has more than 120 employees across the group but still operates under the core small business values of passion, honesty, trust, teamwork, and loyalty. At the 20th birthday celebration for ACS last year, John Harley addressed his 150-plus guests by saying that all of the people involved with ACS encompass these values, whether they are partners, employees, or customers. So to give you a real idea of the famous ACS culture, here are what a few of their employees had to say about the company: “ACS is a huge part of my life. I have moulded a career that I love and have made some lifelong friends along the way.” – Claire Bowers (first employee). “As a business, ACS is strong, fun, forward thinking, and an incredible place to work.” – Ben Roswell (Been with ACS for 18 months) “I was a stay at home mum for eight years. I have been at ACS now for eight months and it has confirmed that coming back to work was the right decision. It is a fun-loving company to work for, I truly feel at home.” - Amey Carrington Over time, ACS has developed a selection of tailored business services that help other businesses streamline costs, reduce risks, and become more efficient. Four of ACS’s main specialist service areas include managed IT support, workplace solutions, cloud integration and consultancy, and telecoms solutions. When asked about what the business’s 21st birthday means to the directors, here is what Jon Thorpe had to say. “On behalf of John, myself, Gordon, and Kevin, I would like to say thank you to our past, present and future customers, our friends and business partners, and all of our ACS colleagues for helping with our continued growth to date. With more than 120 employees across Northampton and London we are breaking new ground every day and are looking forward to many more years of success!” If you think ACS can help with the challenges that your business faces today, then call 01604 704014, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.acs365.co.uk to find out more about ACS.