The network of poles, wires, transformers and cables that carry electricity from the National Grid to 2.4m homes and businesses in northwest England is owned, operated and maintained by this company. Under chief executive Peter Emery, 56, operating profits for the Warrington firm rose 21% to £259.4m in 2017, a margin of 53% — the highest on the table.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank27
CompanyElectricity North West
ActivityElectricity network operator
LocationWarrington
Sales £m485.5
Operating profit £m259.4
Main shareholders

First State and IIF Int’l Holding

Staff1,666
Founded1989
Websitewww.enwltd.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda