Spice plc


Spice plc

Infobox Company
company_name = Spice plc
company_
company_type = Public (lse|SPI)
foundation = 1996
location = Leeds, UK
key_people = Peter Cawdron, Chairman
Simon Rigby, CEO
industry = Support services
products =
revenue = £312.2 million (2008)
operating_income = £24.6 million (2008)
net_income = £13.7 million (2008)
num_employees =
parent =
subsid =
homepage = [http://www.spiceplc.com www.spiceplc.com]
slogan =
footnotes =

Spice plc (lse|SPI) is a leading British-based provider of infrastructure support services to the utility sector. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

The Company was founded by Simon Rigby in 1996 as a management buy out from Yorkshire Electricity initially trading as "Freedom Maintenance". [http://www.spiceplc.com/ Spice plc: Background] ] It was first listed on the Alternative Investment Market in 2004. In 2006 it bought "Inenco" [http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/business/Energy-firm-aims-to-be.4472258.jp Energy firm aims to be world leader] ] and "ParGas" [ [http://www.plimsoll.co.uk/viewNews.aspx?id=57&archive=false Has Spice paid a high price?] ] and "Apollo Heating", [ [http://www.plimsoll.co.uk/viewNews.aspx?id=33&archive=True Putting the spice into Spice plc?] ] in 2007 it purchased "Gas Heating UK" [ [http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/11122007/323/spice-buys-gas-heating-uk-subsidiary-initial-2-25-mln.html Spice plc buys Gas Heating UK] ] and in 2008 it acquired "Saturn Energy", "Energy 2000" and "British Power International". [ [http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/business-news/Spice-is-right-as-Leeds.4302263.jp Price is right as Leeds utility firm snaps up BPI] ] The Company transferred to the main list of the London Stock Exchange in 2008.

Operations

The Company has the following divisions:
*Billing
*Energy
*Gas
*Water
*Electricity
*Facilities
*Telecoms

References

External links

* [http://www.spiceplc.com Official site]


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