Spark named by Stock Exchange as inspirational company
Mar 26, 2015 by Spark
Spark Energy has been recognised as one of the “1000 companies to Inspire Britain” in 2015 by the London Stock Exchange and Telegraph newspaper.
It is the second year of the report, and Spark is one of only 147 companies included in the first edition to have been chosen again for the latest 2015 report.
1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.
As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the annual report examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.
To be selected for the list, businesses have to demonstrate not only positive growth in revenue over the last four years, but also significantly outperform other businesses in their sector.
Spark is singled out for revenue growth of 126% in the period since the first list was compiled.
In his letter to Spark CEO Chris Gauld, Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange, said: “Our goal in producing the report is to continue to highlight, to as wide an audience as possible, the importance of fast-growing businesses to the future of the UK economy and the support they require.
“The list … shines a light on some of the UK’s most vibrant companies, including yours. As the UK economy continues to recover, your company and the other 999 featured in the report are proof of all that the UK has to offer. On behalf of the London Stock Exchange, I thank you for inspiring us.”
Spark CEO Chris Gauld said: “We’re thrilled to again be chosen for this list, one of the UK’s most prestigious. To come through the intensive selection process last time was a fine achievement, but to be one of a relatively small number of businesses chosen again is a tribute to our performance in the subsequent 12 months.”
The report has received the support of the Government and major political parties, with forewords contributed by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Innovation Chuka Umunna.