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Juliet Davenport

Good Energy wins big at Stock Exchange’s small cap awards

Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier, Good Energy, has won Social Impact Company of the Year at the 2014 Small Cap Awards.

The annual awards, supported by the London Stock Exchange PLC, the Social Stock Exchange and ISDX, celebrate the best names and organisations in the UK’s small and micro-cap community – businesses with a market cap under £100m, which are recognised as fueling recovery and growth during economic downturns.

Tomas Carruthers, chief executive of the Social Stock Exchange, said: “I am delighted that Good Energy Group PLC has won the inaugural award for Social Impact Company of the Year at the 2014 Small Cap Awards.

“This well-deserved accolade is an important step forward in emphasising the social and environmental impact businesses like Good Energy, and their fellow nominees deliver as the appetite for impact investing increases.”

Juliet Davenport, chief executive of Good Energy, said: “The team are really pleased to be recognised at the Small Cap Awards.

“At Good Energy we strive to lead by example and to set the standard in the energy market as an ethically and socially responsible company. We are living proof that an energy business can be commercially successful thanks to our ambitions to tackle climate change and energy security, not despite them.”

Specially developed for 2014, the Social Impact Company of the Year award was sponsored by the Social Stock Exchange, with the shortlist and winner chosen by a separate panel of judges, based on the 2013 calendar period.

The awards were hosted by Peter Dickson, the voice of the X-Factor, with guest speaker John Bird, founder of The Big Issue.