ANESCO – a firm that works with businesses, local authorities and homeowners to reduce carbon emissions – has been named as the seventh fastest growing renewable energy firm in Europe.

Despite coming up against large and long-established global companies, the firm based at The Green, Easter Park, near Silchester, received the accolade at the recent Cleantech Connect awards.

Chief executive Adrian Pike said: “To be recognised as the seventh fastest growing large company in the whole of Europe is a massive accomplishment, especially bearing in mind that Anesco is still in its relative infancy.

“It is testament to the work and effort of the dedicated team we have at Anesco. Not only are we being recognised in the UK but also in Europe and we continue to be awarded some of the country’s largest and most complex projects.”

In the last financial year, Anesco reported a turnover of £21million with pre-tax profits of close to £1m.

Employing 80 permanent employees with up to 200 contractors, Anesco is on target to hit £100m turnover in 2014 as demand for its services continue to rise.