Stroud-based Ecotricity supplies electricity and gas to more than 200,000 UK customers, with most of its energy generated from renewable sources — some 40% is derived from wind turbines and solar “sun parks” owned by the company. Managing director Dale Vince, 55, founded the firm in 1995, and is rolling out electric car charging points across the motorway network, at which its customers can recharge their cars for free. The group is also planning a 100 acre sports and green technology ecopark next to the M5, with the potential to create more than 4,000 jobs.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank212
CompanyEcotricity
ActivityGreen energy supplier
LocationGloucestershire
Sales £m*131.4
Operating profit £m*6.7
Main shareholdersDale Vince (100%)
Staff729
Founded1995
Websitewww.ecotricity.co.uk

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