London Stock Exchange welcomes finnCap

Ambition Nation, a UK-wide campaign from finnCap, one of the City’s largest brokers and the largest nominated adviser to AIM-listed companies, was today launched at the London Stock Exchange. finnCap CEO, Sam Smith, led the market open ceremony and was joined by some of the most inspiring figures in British business to mark the occasion.

Ambition Nation builds upon the success of finnCap’s AIM High initiative that brought together over 500 funders, advisers and successful business leaders to explore how businesses can scale using growth capital and make use of the IPO market.

The campaign expands upon these initial conversations, spotlighting fast-growth businesses and offering practical scale-up advice to bring to life finnCap’s mission to help ambitious companies grow.

Sam stated, “Over the last 18 months, we have listened to the growth stories of some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs as well as the scaling businesses at the heart of the UK economy. Today marks the next chapter of finnCap’s mission, and we are delighted to start our journey here at the London Stock Exchange.”

Ambition Nation explores the funding options available to the UK’s most ambitious businesses that can help them to fuel growth. It will consider some of the most pertinent challenges fast-growth businesses face, while offering advice and best practice from respected business leaders, to help navigate the current investment landscape and inspire success.

The market open saw industry leaders including Angus Thirlwell, co-founder of Hotel Chocolat, one of the UK’s most established luxury chocolate brands, and Faisel Rahman OBE, CEO and founder of Fair Finance, the award-winning financial inclusion social enterprise, discuss the future of ambitious high-growth companies in post-Brexit Britain.

Ambition Nation will include a calendar of spotlight events across the UK that bring together business leaders and connect them with like-minded individuals, informing and inspiring each other with stories of success.

Sam continued, “I am excited to see where Ambition Nation takes us, what it reveals and how it supports the fast-growth organisations that are defining the future of business.”