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Athena Pts Fast Track 100

Cumbrian electrical firm retains place in Fast Track 100

Published on: Friday 2nd December 2016
Categorised under: Work , Athena PTS, Awards, Barrow, Energy

Electrical design company Athena PTS has retained its place in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table.

The annual survey, published on Sunday, December 4, ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales.

Athena PTS – a partner of Choose Cumbria – is named in 17th place in this year's survey, with annual sales growth averaging 115 per cent over the past three years.

Turnover in the last accounts is £6m although the company secured £3m of new contracts in January alone and says its latest accounts will show sales of £7m. It employs 52 people.

Athena PTS is the only Cumbrian business to figure in the rankings, and one of only 13 in the North West. That success is all the more remarkable given that the business was established only in 2011.

It provides electrical design consultancy, project support, operations and maintenance services, and specialist installation works in the renewable energy, marine electrical, nuclear, utilities and building services industries.

Finance manager Matt Shaw puts the rapid growth down to its employees.

He said: “It's down to the staff and the good team we've got here.

"We do a lot of work in the renewable energy sector, which has grown strongly, and that has helped.”

The Fast Track 100 is sponsored by Virgin, Barclays, BDO, BGF and Virgin Media Business, and is compiled by Fast Track, an Oxford-based research firm.

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