2013 The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

Rank: 56   Opus Energy

Shareholders: GDF Suez (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)

This Northampton company supplies electricity and gas to 150,000 British businesses, including well-known names such as Pizza Hut, Lloyds Pharmacy and Stagecoach. In 2006, International Power (now GDF Suez) became Opusís largest shareholder and signed a long-term supply deal that gives Opus access to the wholesale electricity markets. Under managing director and co-founder Charlie Crossley Cooke, 45, sales climbed 35% in 2013, the third consecutive year of growth over 30%.

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Company facts

Opus Energy
Energy supplier
Company website

2013 Sales£369.5m
2013 Profit£22.6m
Financial year endMar 13
2013 staff443
Location of HQOxford
If applicable:
* = annualised figures
á = draft accounts