Opus Energy supplies electricity and gas to more than 240,000 British businesses. Its broker pricing portal, launched last year, enables online management of the entire brokering process from initial quote to acceptance of the contract. As a result, 85% of its broker quotes are now completed online, up from 6% before the portal’s launch. Based in Oxford, the company is led by chief executive and co-founder Charlie Crossley Cooke, 48. Its sales rose 21% last year to £524.3m.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank19
CompanyOpus Energy
ActivityEnergy supplier
LocationOxford
Sales £m524.3
Operating profit £m38.2
Main shareholdersGDF Suez (29.99%), Telecom Plus plc (20%), management (50.01%)
Staff571
Founded2002
Websitewww.opusenergy.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda