September 17, 2018

9 new UK companies join ELITE

  • Brings total number of UK ELITE businesses to over 140
  • More than 900 companies from across 33 countries make up the global ELITE community
  • Demonstrates LSEG’s commitment to supporting the most ambitious businesses prepare for the next stage of growth

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today welcomes nine new UK companies to its unique business support and capital raising programme, ELITE. This brings the total number of UK companies in the ELITE community to over 140.

Umerah Akram, Head of ELITE UK & Licensing, welcomed the new ELITE CEOs to open trading in London this morning.

The nine new companies come from across the UK, from Glasgow to London and represent a diverse range of sectors, from health care to travel & leisure and technology. Companies include specialist drug delivery company BDD Pharma; travel business Simpson Travel and e-commerce search engine Pricesearcher.

The new UK ELITE group brings the total number of businesses in the community to over 900, from across 32 countries and 34 sectors, generating over £50 billion in combined revenues and accounting for approximately 400,000 jobs across Europe and internationally.

Umerah Akram, Head of ELITE UK & Licensing:

“I am delighted to welcome the latest group of companies to ELITE, a clear demonstration of the UK’s ability to grow great businesses. ELITE is committed to giving the business stars of the future the very best chance to succeed, providing them with access to relevant expertise and capital. ELITE continues to grow as a unique and vibrant community of dynamic entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and business leaders from the UK, Europe and around the world.”

New UK ELITE companies

Name City Sector
BDD Pharma Glasgow Pharmaceuticals
FIRST Agency London Media
HiETA Technologies Bristol Industrial Goods & Services
Nexus Frontier Tech London Technology
PMD Solutions Cork Healthcare
Pricesearcher London Technology
Simpson Travel London Travel & Leisure
QBS Middlesex Technology
Wi-5 London Technology

About LSEG

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, playing a vital social and economic role in the world’s financial system.

With our open approach, trusted expertise and global scale, we enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities. We are dedicated partners with extensive experience, deep knowledge and a worldwide presence in data and analytics; indices; capital formation; and trade execution, clearing and risk management across multiple asset classes. 

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 23,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.