In February 2018, ASK4 completed its second buyout and refinancing with a deal backed by Bowmark Capital, a mid- market private equity firm with extensive experience of investing in growth companies.
Bowmark acquired its interest from ASK4’s previous institutional investor, Darwin Private Equity, and has invested alongside the current management team in support of the company’s continued international expansion. The investment will also help to accelerate the roll-out of new products and services, as well as the recruitment and training of additional staff, which will underpin the continued delivery of ASK4’s first class customer service.
Bowmark partner Stephen Delaney said:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to support the ASK4 team as they build on the impressive growth they have achieved to date.”
ASK4 founder, Jonathan Burrows commented:
“Our growth has been built on delivering exceptional customer service and investing in strong long-term partnerships. With Bowmark’s support, we are well-positioned to continue to grow significantly in the UK and expand further into Europe, through both organic growth and targeted M&A.”
Corporate Social Responsibility
The ASK4 Group is committed to adhering to the key pillars of Corporate Social Responsibility. The scope of our Corporate Social Responsibility undertakings includes:
- operating within the legal frameworks, laws and local rules that are in place across all territories where ASK4 operates
- minimising the environmental impact of the work we carry out
- providing a supportive and safe working environment for all colleagues
- incorporating CSR initiatives and outcomes into our business dealings, goals, and objectives.
ASK4 is committed to ensuring that all our people are afforded equal opportunities, and that their diversity and difference is respected and celebrated. We seek to demonstrate fairness and consideration in our approach and processes when it comes to making decisions that impact both the business and our colleagues. We foster an environment that nurtures talent and promotes opportunities for every employee.
Our Suppliers and Partners
ASK4 believes that our supply chain partners are an extension of our own business, and we aim to develop relationships based on shared trust and mutual social and ethical responsibility.
Modern Day Slavery
ASK4 is committed to supporting and protecting human rights. We promote equal opportunity and abide by all legislative requirements in each territory where we operate. We ensure colleagues receive fair remuneration and working conditions are suitable, safe and comfortable. ASK4’s commitment to protecting human rights does not begin and end at our doorstep. Our working practices, specific to on-boarding and partnering with external companies, are designed to ensure that our supply chain upholds our beliefs and values.
ASK4 continues to support several charitable causes. These charities are selected because the work they do has benefited ASK4 colleagues or more widely benefits our local community. We regularly review the charities we work with and are always willing to work with new charities if the work they do is in line with causes or efforts supported by the ASK4 Group.
Environmental Services Framework
ASK4 takes its duties and obligations to the environment and our community extremely seriously. Our Environmental Services Framework identifies key areas where we are making a conscious shift towards ways of working that keep our environmental impact neutral or as near neutral as possible. This policy applies to all areas of the ASK4 Group including any subsidiary companies. The full policy can be viewed here.
The ASK4 Group is a diverse, lively, and inclusive place to work. As a group, we care deeply about our clients and end-users and seek to deliver the best possible service, tailored exactly for them.
As each area of the business grows, we need the right people who can help us to develop and succeed. ASK4 has a wide variety of roles across three different businesses, so take a look at our current vacancies to see if there’s a role for you.