Outstanding growth and a commitment to reducing the UK’s carbon footprint has seen cleantech firm Anesco shortlisted for two national awards.
The company, based in Reading, is in the running for Private Business of the Year and High Growth Business of the Year, at the PwC Private Business Awards 2016.
The awards, often referred to as the ‘Diamonds’, celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities, as well as the economy.
Anesco CEO Kevin Mouatt commented: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for not one but two of these prestigious awards. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole team at Anesco.
“Private businesses are a significant driver of the UK economy and we take our role in that very seriously. Also important to us is our mission to drive down the country’s carbon footprint through the use of green energy and we’re pleased that judges have recognised that.”
Solar energy measures Anesco has under management currently generate over 600MWh of power – enough to supply more than 154,000 homes for a year – whilst its residential energy business has helped raise over 275,000 people out of fuel poverty.
The company’s appearance in the PwC Private Business Awards is the latest in a growing list of high profile accolades. Earlier this year Anesco topped the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table, having achieved a 33% growth in revenue in the last financial year. The company has also scooped awards for management and energy storage in the last quarter.
Demand for Anesco’s services, which include battery storage, solar PV, ground source heat pumps, and LED street lighting design, installation and maintenance, has contributed to the growth of its workforce as well as its turnover, which now stands at £213m. Anesco has more than 150 permanent members of staff and up to 600 contractors and 103 supply chain partners and logistics staff employed at any one time.
Kevin adds that the company has no intention to slow down, with ambitious plans to hit a turnover of £500m by the 2019/20 financial year. “We are in a strong position in the market but we are never ones to rest on our laurels,” he said. “A focus on innovation and exploring new markets will be key to our growth strategy moving forward.”
Anesco will find out if it has won at the PwC Private Business Awards at a glitzy awards ceremony being held in London on September 15.
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