AST offers a single source solution for the production of technical documentation for use in most fields of industrial activity enabling client management to overcome short or long term work overloads.
The AST Head Office is in Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire where our management team and our permanent Technical Author teams are based. AST has two further teams; a database of trusted contractors and a large pool of carefully vetted Technical Authors who we call upon for specialist projects.
Since its formation in 1967, the company has maintained a high quality, reliable service on many diverse projects from one-off manuals to partnership arrangements where AST acts as the clients Technical Publications department.
AST provide Technical Authors to fit a wide range of projects.
Our personnel work wherever and whenever needed. We undertake short-term remote contracts through to long term on-site contracts. Our business embraces all technology including supporting our clients with the increasing need for web content and Technical Support. We are experienced working with fixed price projects and providing staff on a contract basis. If required, we also provide security vetted personnel to work on sensitive projects. Find out more about Contract and Permanent staff, visit our Staffing page.
Our history dates back to 1967 when on the 14th April Author Services (Technical) Ltd was incorporated.
Over the next half a century and through two recessions the company has evolved and relocated a number of times as business environments dictated. This has seen AST operating offices from Hitchin, Ware, Sunninghill and finally where we find ourselves today Letchworth Garden City - 'The world's first garden city'. There have been a few acquisitions over that time too.
Throughout these transitions the company maintained the same core staff, business values and practices allowing the experience and skills learnt through many years enrich the company.
2017 allows AST to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we would like to thank all of our suppliers, staff and clients, past and present, who have supported and continue to support us.