ASK4’s Founder – Jonathan Burrows – will be stepping down as CEO in October 2021, after 21 years. The company will welcome Andrew Dutton as his successor to lead it through the next phase of expansion.
Starting the business in 2000 at the age of 18, Jonathan grew the business from a one-man start to an almost 200 strong workforce. ASK4 now delivers its services in ten countries.
“This is not a decision I have taken lightly, or a process that has been rushed. It has been my singular pleasure to lead ASK4 for the last 21 years. It has been a personal and professional journey and I will certainly miss working with such an exceptional group of people. However, I have reached a point in life where I would like to spend more time with my young family and, in time, pursue other interests.”Jonathan Burrows, Founder, ASK4
Jonathan will be taking up a role as a non-executive member of the ASK4 Group Board. Whilst he will still be involved in the Group’s strategic direction, this step will allow Jonathan to spend more time with his family – and to turn his attention to new projects.
Andrew joins ASK4 from marketing services provider – Adare International – where he has taken the business into dozens of new countries and overseen significant growth.
“ASK4 is a fantastic organisation, and I am delighted to be involved in the next phase of its development. In the last few years, I have been impressed by the Group’s commitment to its clients, the services it delivers, and its ability to expand at the same time as maintaining standards and quality. It is certainly an exciting prospect to be joining an organisation with so many opportunities for growth and development, and I look forward to leading the team as we take the Group to new heights.”Andrew Dutton, CEO, ASK4
Andrew will formally take up the role of ASK4 CEO from 1 October 2021.
“When I started ASK4 I never dreamt the business would come so far or do so much. As I think of the future, I know there is much more to do, and I am absolutely confident that Andrew is the right person to lead the Group forward. He is a first-class executive and has a wealth of relevant skills and experience. But more than that, Andrew fits the ASK4 culture and embodies our values, and I have no doubt he will take both the team and the service we deliver for our clients from strength to strength.”Jonathan Burrows, Founder, ASK4