Anesco marks outstanding year with Winterfest 2017

Anesco Winter Festival 2017

Anesco team members, their families and other friends of the firm recently gathered for a festive extravaganza, held in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievements over the last 12 months.

The Anesco Winter Festival took place at the prestigious De Vere Wokefield Park Estate in Reading. Guests were treated to a fun filled evening of live music, food, refreshments and fairground games, rounded off with an impressive fireworks display.

Steve Shine, Anesco executive chairman, commented: “We were delighted that so many staff, family members and associates could join us at Winterfest. It was a fantastic event and the perfect way to kick off the festive season.

“It has been a standout year for Anesco, where we have broken new ground and yet again achieved things never before seen in the UK renewables sector. Our thanks go to the whole team and also our suppliers and partners, who have all played their part in making it happen.”

Steve added: “We were also delighted that The Quaggy Development Trust, a charity very close to our hearts, could join us at the event and it was our pleasure to present them with a donation in support of the valuable work they do with families.”

Headquartered in Aldermaston, Anesco employs in excess of 150 permanent members of staff, with up to 600 contractors and 103 supply chain partners and logistics staff employed at any one time.

In early 2017, Anesco’s solar farm portfolio exceeded a milestone 101 sites. The company has also become the first commercial solar farm operator in the country to retain accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme for solar farms that supply storage batteries directly.

In September, marking a landmark achievement for the UK renewables industry, Anesco became the first developer in the country to power up a subsidy-free solar farm. Clayhill was officially opened by Minister for Climate Change Claire Perry and has since gone on to win an industry award.