Wales & West Utilities

Formerly part of National Grid Transco, this Newport-based business is the owner, operator and developer of 35,000km of gas mains and service pipes in Wales and the southwest. It has more than 2.5m industrial, commercial and domestic customers and claims to gain about 20,000 new ones each year. Owned by a consortium led by the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund, it achieved sales of £277.7m in 2008 under chief executive Graham Edwards.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank104
CompanyWales & West Utilities
ActivityGas distributor
LocationNewport
Sales £m277.7
Operating profit £m25.6
Main shareholdersMacquarie (49.7%), Canada Pension Plan (19%), others
Staff1,388
Founded2004
Websitewww.wwutilities.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda