Scott Fletcher is one of the United Kingdom’s leading business personalities and entrepreneurs. His contribution to business and the business community in the North West of England earned Fletcher an MBE in 2014. More recently, Fletcher was awarded an honoury doctorate by Manchester Metropolitan University this year.
Scott Fletcher now heads up companies with a total valuation in excess of £250m, he founded what is now his largest business, ANS, when he was just 22 years old. Since its creation in 1996, ANS has grown to become the #1 Cloud Services Provider in the UK, with nearly 300 employees and a run rate EBITDA approaching £15m. Downtown Manchester in Business hosted an exclusive ‘In conversation’ with Fletcher, where he talked about his business journey, the highs, the lows and the challenges.
He also shared his opinion on how the digital sector is progressing in Manchester; offered his views on the Northern Powerhouse; and reflected on a subject close to his heart, Brexit.
Fletcher is a widely known figure in the Manchester community thanks to his active charitable involvement, passion for Apprenticeships and his participation on the Greater Manchester LEP. His outspoken views on politics, IT and business have made him a respected voice in the media and somebody who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo.