Anesco appoints global energy guru Edwin Hamilton as chief financial officer

Edwin Hamilton
Edwin Hamilton

Anesco – the UK’s leading energy-efficiency company – has appointed Edwin Hamilton as chief financial officer.

Hamilton – a chartered accountant with over 20 year’s industrial experience at senior level –  joins Anesco having previously worked as vice-president, finance for Smartest Energy, a buyer of renewable energy from independent renewable energy generators throughout the UK.

Prior to this, he held senior roles within companies operating in the electricity supply sector, transmission and distribution networks and gas/electricity trading. He has achieved consistent success leading fundraising and developing finance teams, ensuring the companies involved have managed rapid growth in changing markets.

Hamilton has also twice been awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ – while working at two separate companies – as finance director.

Anesco works with businesses, local authorities, housing associations and homeowners to reduce their carbon emissions.The company is recognised as one of the top 100 ‘cleantech’ firms in the world. It provides a turnkey service, from insulation solutions, solar PV and ground source heat pumps to LED street lighting, battery storage and micro-generation design, installation and maintenance.

It was named the UK’s fastest growing private company by a Sunday newspaper in 2013 and again in 2014, and recently appeared in the Top Track 250 league – a table which ranks Britain’s mid-market growth private companies with the biggest sales – for the first time.

With a workforce 150 people, up to 600 contractors and 103 supply chain partners and logistics staff employed at any one time, the Berkshire-based company is forecasting turnover of more than £200 million in the current financial year. 

Adrian Pike, Chief Executive, Anesco, said: “As we continue to achieve significant growth, Edwin’s extensive financial background, combined with his global energy industry experience, will be a tremendous asset moving forward.

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