Reading-based Anesco works with businesses, local authorities, housing associations and homeowners to reduce their carbon emissions. The company is recognised as one of the top 100 cleantech firms in the world. It was named the UK’s fastest growing private company by Sunday Times Fast Track in 2013 and again in 2014, and recently appeared in the Top Track 250 league for the first time, a table which ranks Britain’s mid-market growth private companies with the biggest sales.
With a workforce in excess of 150 permanent members of staff and up to 600 contractors and 103 supply chain partners and logistics staff employed at any one time, the company forecasts turnover will exceed £200 million in the current financial year.
As CFO, Edwin will be working closely with the senior team to oversee all financial operations of the company.
A chartered accountant with over 20 year’s industrial experience at senior level, he joins Anesco having previously worked as vice president finance for Smartest Energy Ltd, the leading buyer of renewable energy from independent renewable energy generators in the UK. The company is also a licensed UK business electricity supplier and has an annual turnover in excess of £1 billion.
Prior to this Edwin has held senior roles within companies operating in the electricity supply sector, transmission and distribution networks and gas/electricity trading. He has achieved consistent success leading fundraising and developing finance teams, ensuring the companies involved have managed rapid growth in changing markets. He has also been awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ twice while working at two separate companies as finance director.
Commenting on his appointment, Edwin said: “I’m delighted to join Anesco at such a dynamic time in its development. The company is a leader in its field and continues to experience sustained growth at every level. I’m excited to be working as part of such a pioneering team that is helping to drive and shape the energy efficiency sector in the UK.”
Adrian Pike, Anesco CEO, said: “As a company we are committed to advancing the industry through innovation and developing models of best practice. We continue to achieve significant growth and Edwin’s extensive financial background, combined with his global energy industry experience, will be a tremendous asset moving forward.”