london stock exchange group celebrates the launch of ELITE Scotland

London Stock Exchange Group welcomes the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland and 7 Scottish companies for the launch of ELITE Scotland

ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s international business support and capital raising initiative, today welcomes seven Scottish companies in the first exclusively Scottish cohort, as part of the launch of ELITE Scotland.

ELITE Scotland is the first initiative of its kind for ELITE in the UK. It builds up on the existing strong contingent of Scottish ELITE companies, including M Squared Lasers, Skyscanner and BrewDog, as well as the vibrant entrepreneurial community in Scotland. ELITE Scotland is being launched in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support the growth of Scotland’s most ambitious companies.

To celebrate the launch of ELITE Scotland, David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exhcange Group, Luca Peyrano, CEO of ELITE and the Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, welcomed the seven Scottish company CEOs to open trading in London this morning. The seven new Scottish companies represent a diverse set of businesses providing products and services from enterprise technology solutions to industrial engineering.

Scottish companies will benefit from the core ELITE offering to help companies reach their next stage of growth. ELITE provides education, business support and mentoring, networking, access to our community of Scottish and global investors, as well as ELITE’s own funding platform. ELITE Scotland will feature tailored events, training and a mentorship network in Scotland. ELITE companies become part of the global community of over 1000 companies and more than 400 advisers and investors, remaining members for the long term.