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Ovo introduced a £50m coronavirus hardship scheme in April to help customers to pay their bills and furloughed 3,400 staff, such as engineers unable to conduct visits. In May, it announced 2,600 job losses, the majority from SSE’s domestic supply arm, which it acquired last year for £500m. The Bristol company, launched in 2009 by chief executive Stephen Fitzpatrick, 42, is now the UK’s third largest energy supplier, and Mitsubishi bought a 20% stake last year for a reported £216m. It is making a substantial ebitda loss.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank70
CompanyOVO Energy
ActivityEnergy supplier
LocationBristol
Sales £m1,042
Profit £m-59
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersStephen Fitzpatrick (66%), Mitsubishi Corporation (20%), Mayfair Private Equity (11%), management (3%)
Staff2,110
Founded2009
Websitewww.ovoenergy.com

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