Renewables developer Anesco has been named one of the fastest growing and most innovative companies in Europe, as part of a prestigious European league table.
FT 1000 recognises those companies who have been dubbed the ‘driving force of the European economy in the 21st century’ and who are generating jobs and sustaining Europe’s competitiveness.
Anesco, which manages the funding, development, operation and maintenance of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, has been ranked 397th in the listing, following impressive growth of 288% between the years of 2012 and 2015.
Sporting Whitbread, The Bannatyne Group, Body Shop and numerous local authorities among its many clients, in the last financial year sales at the Reading-based company hit £213million with an EBITDA of £24million.
Steve Shine, Anesco executive chairman, commented: “We’re thrilled to be named in such a high profile league table and to be recognised as a driving force in Europe.
“Our ongoing success is down to the great team of people we have pulled together, who are all passionate about what they do. It is their hard work and enthusiasm that continues to see us breaking new ground at every turn. We’re proud that while others are talking, we are acting and helping our customers transform their energy use and efficiency.”
Anesco’s solar farm portfolio recently reached a milestone 101 sites, which together are generating enough electricity to power 137,000 homes annually, while saving 222,622 tonnes of carbon. The company is also driving the use of energy storage in the UK, having installed units totalling 18.9MW to date, with an additional 65MW under development and a further 100MW in the pipeline.
It’s renewable asset monitoring system, AnescoMeter, is now the largest renewable O&M service in the country, currently looking after over 21,500 installations, while its energy efficiency team is the leading provider of ECO services in the UK and has so far helped to raise over 350,000 people out of fuel poverty.
Steve added: “It’s already been a fantastic year for us – we have powered up our 100th solar farm, installed our 20th energy storage unit and retained our position as one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world.
“The UK renewables and energy efficiency market is an exciting place to be right now and we’re strongly positioned to capitalise on new opportunities, while sustained grow is seeing us strengthen our existing proposition.”