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Christmas fancy dress helps Anesco team raise £5k for charity

Christmas shot full team WEBGetting into the festive spirit by wearing bright and colourful Christmas outfits has helped a local energy efficiency company to raise over £5,000 for two local charities.

Over 130 staff at Anesco’s head office in Aldermaston, and team members based at sites around the UK, donned their best Christmas-themed costumes and tucked into festive treats as part of a special fundraising day.

All the money raised is to be split between two charities; St Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke, which cares for people who are affected by life-limiting illnesses; and BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support) a registered charity that supports babies and their families in the special care baby unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

The team is also collecting dry food goods for the Salvation Army and has already filled four large boxes that will be delivered to them just before Christmas.

Aidan Herbert, an ECO account manager at Anesco, commented: “The fundraising day was a fantastic success and I’m delighted to have been involved. The BIBS charity is one I am particularly proud to support as it is a cause very close to my heart. The team there has supported close family members of mine and what they do is truly amazing.”

He added: “The whole team at Anesco really got into the spirit of things, making donations and digging out an amazing array of Christmas jumpers and costumes – it’s not often you see a 7ft inflatable snowman walking round the office!”

Adrian Pike, Anesco CEO, said: “As a company we are strongly committed to supporting the local area and communities in which we operate. The team has raised a fantastic amount of money that will make a real difference to the two charities and help them continue supporting families through difficult times.

“It’s not only been our staff who have got behind the day, but a number of our suppliers and investors, who have made generous donations and supported our efforts. They have helped to make it our most successful Christmas fundraiser yet – beating last year’s total.”

He added: “One of our sales directors even managed to get the support and donations from passengers on a flight he was on. Overall, it’s just been a phenomenal team effort.”

Anesco named in fastest growing companies list for fourth year running

Delvin Lane with sign WEB2National energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco, has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing private companies for a fourth consecutive year.

The Reading-based company recorded annual sales growth over its latest three years of 96%, seeing it placed 19th within the prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track league table. In the last financial year sales hit £160million with an EBITDA of £21million. The team expects sustained growth will see turnover exceed £200million in 2016.

Anesco is recognised as one of the top 100 cleantech firms in the world and was recently named one of the top 250 firms in the country. The organisation first featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table in 2012, going on to take the top spot in both 2013 and 2014 – only the second time this has ever been achieved in the history of the awards.

Employing 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 continues to lead the UK’s energy efficiency sector.

Anesco commercial director, Delvin Lane, said: “It is an incredible achievement to feature in the Fast Track league table. To do so four years in a row is exceptional. Especially coming on the back of Anesco being named one of the UK’s top 250 companies for the first time, earlier this year.

“We are delighted and thankful to the whole team for their dedication and hard work in making it happen.”

He added: “As an organisation, we continue to break new ground and to drive the energy efficiency market forward through innovation and a unique commercial understanding. From being first to introduce commercial battery storage to the UK; to our ESCO model that enables organisations to upgrade facilities and housing stock at no cost; and our pioneering renewable asset monitoring and maintenance service AnescoMeter – we’re helping customers to transform their operations, save money, and all while reducing the country’s carbon emissions.”

Anesco has helped to take over 275,000 people out of fuel poverty. The renewable technologies it has deployed are now generating over 500MW of power.