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Anesco named High Growth Business of the Year 2016

Kevin Mouatt receiving the PwC award

Outstanding growth has seen energy efficiency specialist, Anesco, take the top spot at a prestigious national business awards.

The coveted PwC Private Business Awards 2016, often referred to as the ‘Diamonds’, celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities and the economy. They highlight the country’s most pioneering and innovative firms.

Anesco was crowned the winner in the category of High Growth Business of the Year after a 33% growth in revenue in the last financial year saw turnover at the company hit £213m, with profit soaring to £24m.

Reading-based Anesco is recognised as one of the top 100 cleantech firms in the world. The company works with businesses, local authorities, housing associations and homeowners to reduce their carbon emissions and has helped to raise over 330,000 people out of fuel poverty.

CEO Kevin Mouatt commented: “It is fantastic to see Anesco and the efforts of the team recognised in this way. People are at the heart of the organisation and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their dedication, drive and passion to make a difference. We believe great companies are people-led companies, so we’ve created an environment where people can develop, grow, learn, enjoy, meet and beat their personal aspirations.”

He continued: “Anesco has always been at the forefront of the UK’s energy efficiency sector, successfully opening up new markets and bringing the latest cutting-edge innovations from across the globe to our customer base. This continues to be our aim, with battery storage solutions a major area of growth for us, since we installed the UK’s first utility scale unit back in 2014.”

Solar schemes installed and managed by Anesco are currently generating over 600MWh of electricity, which is enough to power more than 154,000 homes per year.

The company has battery storage units totaling 20MW in either operation, construction or delivery and is the largest commercial developer of such schemes in the UK. A further 50MW is due for installation by the end of this year, with 100MW planned for both 2017 and 2018.

With 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, sustained growth saw Anesco top the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 league table earlier this year.

Photo caption: Brian Henderson, Partner, PwC; Ben Kirby, Business Growth Fund; Kevin Mouatt CEO Anesco Ltd, and Nina Hossain, awards presenter

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Anesco installs solar panels for Premier Inn

Anesco and Whitbread solar project powers onto shortlist for energy award

 

A project that has seen hospitality group Whitbread double the solar power of its Premier Inn hotels in under twelve weeks has been shortlisted for a national award.

Reading-based Anesco, one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world, worked with Whitbread to design and deliver the initiative. It has seen 871kWp of solar PV installed on the roofs of 42 Premier Inn sites across the UK, reducing Whitbread’s carbon emissions and saving the group thousands of pounds on energy bills.

The project has now been shortlisted for Energy Efficient Partnership of the year, as part of The Energy Awards 2016.

Whitbread has been working with Anesco for the last six years to make operations at its Premier Inn hotels more energy efficient. In this time Anesco has helped Premier Inn to save over 1,200 tonnes of CO2, reduced its energy expenditure by £240,000 and has installed 1,455kWp of solar systems – enough to power 720 homes for a year.

Lee Adams, director of sales at Anesco, commented: “We have been working closely with the team at Whitbread for some time now, looking at solutions to help them achieve their commitment to improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. What this project demonstrates is the effective partnership that we have built together and how it is making a difference.”

After assessing over 700 sites across the country, Anesco’s team pinpointed 42 hotels that could be turned around quickly. With all of the roofs being different heights and shapes, every single hotel had to have its own unique solution. Variables such as building orientation, weather and height also needed to be taken into account.

Each system has been designed to maximise the energy generated, ensuring Whitbread gets the best return on its investment. The systems are also being monitored 24/7 by Anesco’s in-house O&M service, Anesco Meter, ensuring they continue to operate at their optimum capacity and any faults are quickly spotted and rectified.

The winners of The Energy Awards 2016 will be unveiled at a ceremony being held in London on 30 November. For more details please visit www.theenergyawards.com.

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