London Stock Exchange welcomes The QCA celebrating 25 years

The Quoted Companies Alliance (the QCA) starts celebrating its 25 years by opening the market at London Stock Exchange today. The independent membership organisation champions the interests of small and mid-size companies quoted on London stock markets. It was originally founded as the City Group for Smaller Companies (CISCO) by a handful of small cap brokers and advisers in 1992 and was instrumental in the establishment of AIM.

The QCA campaigns on behalf of its members on a wide variety of critical issues, including tax, corporate governance and legislation, to ensure that the capital markets offer access to finance and liquidity for the engines of growth of the UK economy. The QCA provides its members with unique access to investors and other market users to build interaction between the providers and users of capital.

Tim Ward, CEO of the QCA said:

"It is an honour to open the market at the London Stock Exchange. It is a great way to mark our first 25 years and reflect on our successes for our members. We campaign on many fronts with the LSE to help optimise the opportunities for small and mid-size quoted companies to raise finance, to grow, to create jobs and to build wealth for investors and the wider community. We look forward to working with the LSE over the next 25 years to ensure that the markets are fit for purpose, providing the fuel for the UK's vital growth companies."