2011 The Sunday Times Top Track 250

Rank: 186   Opus Energy

Shareholders: International Power plc (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)

Opus energy began life in 2002 as Oxford Power and today supplies electricity and gas to 100,000 business properties and housing associations across Britain. In 2006 the FTSE 100 company International Power became Opusís largest shareholder and signed a long-term agreement to give the business access to low-priced energy. Under managing director and co-founder Charlie Crossley Cooke, sales climbed 31% to £197.7m in 2011, while profits were up 62% to £16.5m. Customers include Virgin Media and Stagecoach.

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Company facts

Opus Energy
Energy supplier
Company website

2011 Sales£197.7m
2011 Profit£16.5m
Financial year endMar 11
2011 staff284
Location of HQOxford
If applicable:
* = annualised figures
á = draft accounts