A team award for professional excellence in financial management, this category was open to growing organisations with turnover of between £16m and £250m.
Anesco had to demonstrate to the judging panel evidence that the team has generated continuous improvements and innovations on its own initiative without instruction from senior management, and how the team has gone beyond the expectations of senior management.
Winning the Finance Team of the Year Award follows on from Anesco again taking top spot in the prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table for 2014.
The Reading-based company was named the UK’s fastest growing private company for a second year running, after growing sales by 375% a year over the past three years to £106.7m.
Accepting the Finance Team award at a prestigious ceremony in London last night (March11), Adrian Keen, Anesco’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “I am enormously proud of the team. What is particularly gratifying is that we had to demonstrate that each and every member had a clearly defined role and played their part in delivering accurate and timely financial information. Staff retention is something we pride ourselves on and that was commented on by the judges too. It’s a real credit to everyone.”
Chief Executive Adrian Pike said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled for Adrian and his team. This award recognises their hard work and high levels of professionalism in delivering the financial information. This has enabled the board to make the decisions with confidence, especially when the organisation is growing at pace.”
Now employing in excess of 145 permanent members of staff and up to 500 contractors and 94 supply chain partners and logistics staff at any one time, the firm is on track to almost double in size this financial year, forecasting revenue of over £160m.
Anesco provides local authorities, businesses and homeowners with a comprehensive energy service aimed at reducing their carbon emissions using audits through to recommendations, installations and capital funding plans.