Britain's Most Admired Companies 2011: Utilities sector

Utilities: everyone's two favourite spots on the Monopoly board and with good reason. It's a safe sector in a turbulent world. But which firms garner most (and least) respect from their rivals?

by MT Staff

- Go to the BMAC homepage

A stable sector in a turbulent year, four out of last year's top five have made it back for 2011. Centrica - the firm behind British Gas – made £1.3bn first-half profit but issued a warning in November. Pennon Group, owner of South West Water and waste management business Viridor, posted profits of £188.5m on revenues of £1.16bn in 2011. First-half profits at National Grid – whose new chairman Sir Peter Gershon takes over in January – are up 2% to £935m, and Scottish & Southern Energy has scrapped ‘confusing’ tariffs, to the Energy    52.6 A stable sector in a turbulent year, four out of last year’s top five have made it back for 2011. Centrica – the firm behind British delight of consumers (and energy minister Chris Huhne). Its reward is that planning permission has just been granted for a new power station in West Yorkshire.

BMAC 2011 by sector: Utilities

  QMan Rank FS Rank QG&S Rank AAT Rank
Centrica 7.1 2 7.7 1 7.0 1 6.9 3
E.on UK 5.3 9 5.5 9 6.0 8 5.4 9
EDF Energy 5.4 8 5.9 7 6.4 4 5.6 8
International Power 6.1 5 6.2 6 6.1 6 6.0 5
National Grid 6.5 3 7.3 2 6.9 3 7.0 1
npower 4.6 10 4.7 10 5.3 10 5.0 10
Pennon Group 7.7 1 6.7 3 6.9 2 6.9 2
Scottish & Southern Energy* 6.5 3 5.8 8 6.4 5 6.2 4
Seven Trent 5.7 7 6.7 4 6.0 7 5.7 7
United Utilities 6.1 5 6.4 5 5.9 9 5.8 6

6.1
6.3
6.3
6.0

(Continued)

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: mtsupport@haymarket.com

Call: 020 8267 8121

Register

FREE

  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Become a subscriber

From £66 a quarter

  • Full access to managementtoday.co.uk
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine
  • Plus lots more, including our State of the Industry Report.

Choose a Package