Top Track 250

Founded in 1998 by Jeremy Leggett, 66, and run by chief executive Frans van den Heuvel, 57, this business develops and builds solar power projects across 1,000 sites in 11 countries. It donates a 5% share of its profits to SolarAid, a charity that provides solar-powered lighting for homes in Africa. During lockdown it provided online information evenings and supported remote working for staff. Sales grew 90% to £190.6m in 2020.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank121
CompanySolarcentury
ActivitySolar power developer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m190.6
Operating profit £m22.7
Main shareholdersPrivate equity investors (70%), management & employees (30%)
Staff201
Founded1998
Websitewww.solarcentury.com

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