Wales & West Utilities

While it does not sell gas itself, this utility company ensures the supply of about 7.4m UK residents and businesses. Serving Wales and the southwest from Cornwall to the northern Welsh border, Wales &West claims to gain about 24,000 new customers a year. Formerly part of National Grid Transco, the company is now owned by a consortium including Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund and, under chief executive Graham Edwards, posted sales of £309.4m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank73
CompanyWales & West Utilities
ActivityGas distributor
LocationNewport
Sales £m309.4
Operating profit £m55.1
Main shareholdersMacquarie (50%), Canada Pension Plan (20%), AMP Capital (13%), others
Staff1,376
Founded2004
Websitewww.wwutilities.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda