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Anesco appoints Maurice Hochschild as non executive director

M HochschildAnesco has appointed Maurice Hochschild to the board as a non-executive director.

Maurice leads Investec’s Power & Infrastructure business, which finances and develops infrastructure and power projects and operates out of offices in Johannesburg, London, Sydney, New York, Toronto and Mumbai

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Maurice worked at the New York investment bank DLJ before moving back to London and joining the broker Hoare Govett.

In 1990, Maurice co-founded European Capital, a specialist finance house with clients in the infrastructure and utility sectors.  European Capital was acquired by Investec in November 2001.

On joining Anesco, Maurice said: “Anesco is an innovative, fast growing young company doing important work in energy conservation and green energy generation.  I am delighted to be joining Adrian and his team at this exciting stage in the organisation’s development.”

Anesco CEO Adrian Pike said: “Maurice brings a wealth of experience to his role as non executive director. This high level insight will add a new dimension to the board and we all very much look forward to working with him more closely.”

Now employing in excess of 145 permanent members of staff and up to 500 contractors and 94 supply chain partners and logistics staff at any one time, Anesco is on track to almost double in size this financial year, forecasting revenue of over £160m.

Anesco provides local authorities, businesses and homeowners with a comprehensive energy service aimed at reducing their carbon emissions using audits through to recommendations, installations and capital funding plans.

OVO Energy signs Anesco to support its ECO roll out

OVO Master Logos CMYK green_lockupTwo of the UK’s fastest growing businesses  have joined forces to support the Government’s drive to improve energy efficiency in fuel poor homes across the UK.

OVO Energy and Anesco, a national energy efficiency solutions company, have signed a two-year agreement to deliver ECO to residential properties most in need of energy efficiency upgrades, such as boiler replacements and loft insulation.

Adrian Pike, CEO of Anesco, said: “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with OVO Energy to help cut bills by delivering energy efficiency in a cost effective way to tackle the issue of poor housing stock.”

He continued: “A key objective for the UK is not to build more generation, but for everybody to use less energy. Together our organisations are helping to drive efficiencies into the market, to make it sustainable for the long term and to help tackle the growing issue of fuel poverty.”

Sebastiaan Van Dort, ECO Manager at OVO Energy, commented: “We fully support the Government in its drive to reduce energy consumption in the UK. As a business we’ve always been focused on bringing down the cost of energy for our customers. We were the first supplier to bring bills under £1000 and we’ve cut our prices eleven times over the past 18-months  alone. By making homes more energy efficient, in partnership with Anesco,  we’ll ultimately be able to reduce bills even further.”

In 2014, OVO launched OVO Communities, a new platform that enables Local Authorities, Housing Associations and community groups to supply energy to their residents. In addition to offering local tariffs, OVO anticipate that each community supplier will enable their residents to use less energy by offering energy efficiency upgrades to the homes most in need in their area.

OVO believe that Communities are well positioned to identify the right places to invest in energy efficiency measures and due to this will focus its ECO obligation on supporting its community partners.

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