Opus Energy marks The Sunday Times Top Track listing with creation of 100 new jobs


Opus Energy marks The Sunday Times Top Track listing

with creation of 100 new jobs

Independent energy supplier announces jobs creation to meet accelerated growth


Independent energy supplier to UK businesses, Northampton and Oxford-based Opus Energy, has today announced the creation of 100 new jobs as it celebrates making The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 league table of Britain’s leading mid-market private companies.


Published on Sunday 16th October, the Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain's private companies with the biggest sales. Opus Energy’s success in achieving a placement in the Top Track 250 was based on sales figures to March 2011 which show 31% growth on the previous year to £198 million.


A typical Top Track 250 company is owned and run by established families and entrepreneurs, and has between 100 and 13,000 staff. Currently employing 360 staff at both its Northampton and Oxford sites, Opus Energy has continued to see a rapid rate of growth for the first six months of this financial year and expects to create 100 new jobs by the end of 2012 to meet the demand.


Charlie Crossley Cooke, Managing Director, Opus Energy, comments: “‘We are extremely pleased with this recognition of our performance over the last year but are now very much focused on the future. We are creating these new jobs to meet our continued level of growth.”


He continues: “We’re proud of our workforce in both Northampton and Oxford and expect that most of the new jobs will be filled by local people.”


Opus Energy is working with local recruitment agencies and is also encouraging people with relevant industry experience and a customer focus to visit the company website at www.opusenergy.com.


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More information about The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 can be found here: www.fasttrack.co.uk/fasttrack/leagues/top250programme.html


About Opus Energy

Opus Energy is the UK’s leading business energy supplier. With offices in Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy employs 360 people.


Opus Energy supplies over 100,000 UK business sites across all sectors. Corporate customers include: Stagecoach, Halfords, FirstGroup and Lloyds Pharmacy.


Opus Energy’s management team has a 50 per cent stake in the business, while International Power Plc (LSE:IPR.L) holds 30 per cent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L ) has 20 per cent.


For further information about Opus Energy, please see www.opusenergy.com.


About Opus Energy

Opus Energy is a leading independent supplier of gas and electricity to the business sector, offering companies a competitive source of energy and a high standard of customer care. Please refer all marketing enquiries to Kerry Poulter on kerry.poulter@opusenergy.com or 0845 437 9408. Please send and all media enquiries to opusmedia@fticonsulting.com.