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Prestigious management award for Anesco

BVCA_comparison_Mod_#D2A30The senior team at national energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco, has won a prestigious management award for a third year running.

The team has been named mid-market private equity-backed management team of the year for the South East region, as part of the BVCA Management Team Awards 2015.

It is the third year in a row that Anesco has received the accolade, with the team going on to be named national winner in the previous two years.

The BVCA awards recognise management teams that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of their company, demonstrating strategic vision and aiding the overall development of the business.

Anesco works with businesses, local authorities, housing associations and homeowners to reduce their carbon emissions. The company employs over 150 permanent members of staff and up to 600 contractors and 103 supply chain partners and logistics staff at any one time.

The firm was named the UK’s fastest growing private company by Sunday Times Fast Track in 2013 and again in 2014. Over its last three years the company recorded growth of 375% and has gone on to increase sales by a further 50% in the last financial year, achieving turnover of £160.2million and an EBITDA of £21million.

Adrian Pike, CEO of Anesco, said: “To achieve this award three years in a row is just amazing. We’re really proud of the team we have pulled together at Anesco and of the efforts of all of our staff. The whole team has played a part in the company’s ongoing success and as we continue to grow and expand we remain committed to employing the best people and investing in their development.”

Ian Moore, partner at CBPE Capital, said: “Receiving this award is fantastic news and really well deserved. Anesco continues to achieve phenomenal success and to move the industry forward thanks to the team’s innovative thinking, determination and vision.”

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. The BVCA Awards, produced in partnership with Clearwater Corporate Finance, are a year-long process of nominations and judging established to celebrate the achievements of private equity and venture capital-backed companies. For more details visit

The national winners will be announced at an awards dinner being held in London on 25 June.

Anesco team goes the extra mile for cancer charity

Anesco marathon team WEBEight volunteers from local energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco, have gone the extra mile – in fact 26.2 of them – to raise funds and awareness for a leading cancer charity.

The team has raised thousands of pounds in sponsorship and donations for Cancer Research UK after successfully completing the London marathon. The race was the latest fundraising activity to be undertaken by Anesco in aid of the charity, with the company having raised over £40,000 to date and well on its way to its £50,000 target.

Commenting on the race, Martin Simmons said: “This was the first marathon for most of the team and we were all determined to do it in aid of such a worthwhile cause.

“The charity and its work really struck a chord with all of the runners, as everyone has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives. It spurred us on through the miles, especially towards the end when it got tougher – the finish line was a very welcome sight!”

According to Cancer Research UK, every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. The money raised by Anesco will go towards funding scientists and clinical trials with the aim of helping to get closer to finding a cure.

Martin added: “The support we received has been fantastic – not just from our friends and family, but from our suppliers and customers. Everyone has got completely behind the team and been incredibly generous. The donations are still pouring in and we’re fast approaching our fundraising target, which is just amazing and makes it all very worthwhile.”

Helen Jackson, head of sports at Cancer Research UK, commented: “Cancer Research UK is so grateful for all the fundraising efforts of the Anesco Corporate Challenge team. The income from the 2015 London Marathon is being restricted to the Francis Crick Institute; a ground-breaking new research centre being built in King’s Cross and due to open next year. One day we’ll cure cancer, and thanks to the generosity of teams like Anesco, we are working to make it sooner.”

Adrian Pike, Anesco CEO, said: “We’re really proud of the marathon team. From pushing themselves on to train through the cold and wet winter months, to completing the 26.2 miles on the day, the team has shown true determination and grit.

“It’s been great to see everyone at Anesco getting involved in the fundraising in one way or another; from taking part in activities in the office, to standing on the side lines cheering the marathon team on. The efforts the whole team has made have raised a huge amount for the charity.”

The Anesco marathon runners were Anna Cousins, Matt Sandell, James Golding, Martin Simmons, Danielle Coles, Mark Harding, Lee Adams and Martin Kipling.

Sir Richard Branson congratulates Anesco

No1 company award WEBAnesco has been named the UK’s fastest growing private company for a second year running, with the company’s founders officially presented with their award by Sir Richard Branson.

The prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table highlights Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. Anesco took the top spot in 2013 and retained the title in 2014 – a feat that has been achieved only once before in the last 18 years.

The Reading-based company received the accolade after recording growth of 375% over the past three years. The firm has gone on to increase sales by a further 50% in the last financial year, achieving turnover of £160.2million and an EBITDA of £21million. 
At The Fast Track 100 annual conference and awards dinner, held at Sir Richard’s Oxfordshire home, Anesco founders CEO Adrian Pike and COO Tim Payne were delighted to receive the award on behalf of their team.

Adrian Pike commented: “We are immensely proud to have retained our position as number one in The Fast Track league table. It is a huge achievement and down to the hard work and determination of every member of staff within the organisation.”

He continued: “Being first to bring innovative technologies and models to the UK energy efficiency market has played a key role in our success. We continue to do so, most recently by introducing battery storage solutions to the residential and commercial markets and through our ground breaking ESCO model, which enables organisations to improve their energy efficiency at no upfront cost.”

Now employing in excess of 150 permanent members of staff and up to 600 contractors and 103 supply chain partners and logistics staff at any one time, Anesco forecasts revenue will exceed £200million in the current financial year.

Through its work with businesses, local authorities and homeowners, the firm has helped to take over 135,000 people out of fuel poverty. It has deployed technologies in renewable energy that are now generating enough power for more than 150,000 homes, cutting emissions by over 170,000 tonnes of carbon per year. Its industry-leading renewable assets maintenance service, AnescoMeter, is now monitoring over 300MW of renewable energy plants across the UK.

Adrian added: “As a company we’re so proud to be supporting local communities, tackling fuel poverty and creating jobs at all levels, while helping to reduce the country’s carbon emissions.”