AMEE was recognised as in the “Top Ten fastest growing Cleantech companies in Europe”. In addition, AMEE won the “Unique Leadership” award, which recognises the depth and breadth of the AMEE leadership team.
Growth, leadership and potential recognised at Cleantech Connect’s awards ceremony
• The top 30 companies have collectively grown their turnover from €534m to an impressive €1.1bn
• Annual growth rates for companies with revenues below €10m averaged 105% per annum
• Companies with revenue above €10m doubled their turnover on average
Cleantech Connect 2011, organised by leading investment bank GP Bullhound and sponsored by Berenberg Bank, Barclays Corporate, Morrison & Foerster, Bird & Bird, RUSTON wheb and the Carbon Trust, took place last night at London’s Sketch. The awards honour the Top 30 Fastest Growing cleantech companies, as well as the 30 ‘ones to watch’. GP Bullhound believes some of these companies could go on to become the global players of tomorrow.
A great turnout on the night echoed the strong response GP Bullhound had to the awards, with entries considerably up on last year to nearly 100 from across Europe. Attendees included investors, large corporates, government, and representatives from the nominated companies. The US electrical vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors was also present, and showcased its Tesla roadster outside the venue.
Andre Shortell, Partner GP Bullhound, said, “This year’s awards have demonstrated that there is a growing number of cleantech companies, not only with innovative products and solutions, but healthy profit as well. GP Bullhound is delighted to demonstrate its long term commitment to the cleantech sector through our annual Cleantech Connect Awards. We hope that our role at the coal face of cleantech growth will play a part in the rise of the leaders of tomorrow.”
The winners of the Cleantech Connect 2011 Awards are:
One to Watch: Nexeon
Fastest growing company: Solarlite
Fastest growing larger company: PowerWind
Unique leadership: AMEE
Best global potential: Powersense
Most innovative: Nujira
Judges’ award: Nualight
Finalists for the ‘One to Watch’ chosen by the Judges were: Bluewater Bio, Eight 19, SCFI, Kiwi Power and Innoveox