Chief executive: Peter Dixon
Pre-tax profit: £31.6m
The Kellen group, trading under the Phoenix banner, is the leading natural gas distribution, supply and gas service business in Northern Ireland. It began its operations here in 1996.
The Group of companies consists of Phoenix Natural Gas, Phoenix Supply, Phoenix Energy Services and Phoenix Energy (ROI). Since October 2005 Phoenix has been wholly owned by Kellen Acquisitions, which is in turn owned by private equity firm Terra Firma. The Group continues to invest in infrastructure, which currently takes natural gas to more than 273,000 properties in its Greater Belfast licence area.
It has a growing customer base of more than 130,000 customers. Phoenix Supply gas prices rose in 2008, but last year they reduced prices twice in succession, down by 22.1% in January and then by a further 19% in October.
197 Airport Road West,
Tel: 028 9055 5558