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Opus Energy | Company of Year shortlist

By offering a real alternative to business energy buyers, we’ve seen continued growth over the last 10 years

Opus Energy has been shortlisted in the Company of the Year category at next month’s Growing Business Awards, which rewards world-class independent UK companies.

Run in association with Lloyds Bank, the Growing Business Awards are an established recognition of the UK's most innovative growing businesses. The Awards were launched in 1999 by Real Business, the UK's first magazine for entrepreneurs and growing businesses, and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK's top business lobbying organisation.

Results will be decided by a panel of judges, and announced at a gala awards dinner at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, on November 27th.

Charlie Crossley Cooke, Managing Director, Opus Energy, commented: “Operating in a sector that’s dominated by six giant energy companies, we feel that recognition of our achievements is well-deserved. By offering a real alternative to business energy buyers, we’ve seen continued growth over the last 10 years with our turnover increasing for 2011/12 by 38% to £272 million.”

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About Opus Energy:
Opus Energy is the UK’s leading business energy supplier. With offices in Oxford and Northampton, the company employs 450 people.

Over 140,000 UK business sites across all sectors are supplied by Opus Energy. Customers include: CfBT Education Trust, Stagecoach, Pizza Hut and Virgin Media.

The management team has a 50 per cent stake in the business, while International Power Plc (LSE:IPR.L) holds 30 per cent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L ) has 20 per cent.

Opus Energy works in partnership with charities and community organisations. Activities in 2012 include a pledge to raise £20,000 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and award a £10,000 bursary - Opus Energy Gift - to local community groups.

For further information about Opus Energy, please visit the Opus Energy website.

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