A SILCHESTER company has been given an RoSPA Gold award for the 12th year in a row.

Anesco, a renewable energy company that has powered more than 1GW of solar and storage assets so far, has a goal to safely power an additional 1GW by 2030.

Anesco works towards reducing fuel poverty and lowering emissions by enhancing the energy efficiency of homes through the Government's ECO scheme. Over the past five years, the measures implemented by Anesco's ECO team prevented 1.5 million tonnes of carbon from being produced in their lifetime.

Employing roughly 250 permanent staff members across the UK, Anesco's influence is gradually expanding across Europe, having a presence in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Belgium.

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Basingstoke Gazette: It is the 12th year in a row that Anesco has won the awardAnesco’s CEO, Hildagarde McCarville, voiced her enjoyment of the news, saying: "Safety is one of our core values at Anesco - it is part of our DNA - and working closely with our employees, suppliers, clients and the local communities in which we operate, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and delivering zero harm.

"Achieving RoSPA Gold for 12 consecutive years is fantastic recognition and I thank every single member of the team for supporting us in making Anesco such a safe and pleasant place to be.

"I'd also like to say a special thank you to our dedicated HSEQ team, who continue to passionately drive best practice across all aspects of our business."

RoSPA’s achievements director, Julia Small, congratulated Anesco on their achievement saying: "Workplace accidents don't just pose financial risks and operational disruptions; they significantly impact the quality of life for individuals.

"This is why acknowledging and rewarding excellent safety performance is vital.

"We congratulate Anesco for winning a prestigious RoSPA Award and showing an unwavering commitment to keeping employees, clients and customers safe from accidental harm and injury.”

Ben Chaplain, managing director at Croner-i, the sponsor of the RoSPA Awards, stated: "We are proud to sponsor the RoSPA Awards for a second year, which emphasises our dedication to prioritising health and safety—an essential foundation for lasting success and wellbeing at work."