Named one of the most disruptive businesses in the UK.

BEST BRITISH SMALL BUSINESSES UNVEILED IN O2 Smarta 100:

AMBER ENERGY NAMED AS A WINNER!

Smarta.com and O2 Business proudly announce that amber energy is a winner of the 2014 O2 Smarta 100, the ultimate index of the UK?s savviest, supremely disruptive, most resourceful and socially-beneficial small businesses.

The O2 Smarta 100 awards celebrates new UK tech powerhouses like Squawka, Rant & Rave and Pact Coffee, as much as those dedicated to changing thousands of lives for the better ? Two Fingers Brewing Co, whose profits go in full to prostate cancer research.

Startups such as Housekeep feature after raising $1million in investment and won the UK Business Angel Association?s prestigious award for best Angel VC deal of the year.

In total, 2014?s Smarta 100 are generating revenues of over £70million a year and employing more than 640 people. More than a quarter are female-run businesses and half are self-funded, with just 5% borrowing from a bank. 35% have taken angel, private equity or VC funding. The oldest company founder is 56; the two youngest are just teenagers at 19.

Commenting on their inclusion in the Smarta 100, amber energy Founder, Nick Proctor said: "Making the 100 is great, and I wasn't sure we'd ever do it as an energy consultancy. It marks' the huge efforts we've made to innovate and to burst the bubble in the industry. Being named as 'disruptive' is really exciting as our mission is all about changing the energy industry for the better. I like to think we can be the 'google' or the 'apple' in the energy world."

BEN DOWD, Business Director, O2 Business, said: ?I?m thrilled to see so many innovative British businesses disrupting established companies, and taking advantage of digital technology to grow and thrive. The range of inspiring ideas on show throughout the O2 Smarta 100 proves the entrepreneurial movement in the UK is increasing in strength, and we will no doubt see the UK economy grow as a result.?

Smarta was founded by Shaa Wasmund and is backed by some of the UK's top entrepreneurs, including Deborah Meaden, Theo Paphitis, Michael Birch and Sir Richard Needham.

Discover more business stories and view the full 100 below and here: www.smarta.com/smarta100