Movers and shakers

Britain’s best and brightest entrepreneurs are building world-class businesses with the help of The London Stock Exchange Group’s transformative ELITE programme. It offers mentoring, advice and access to finance.

The ELITE business support programme – launched in the Uk in 2014, in partnership with Imperial College Business School – provides Britain’s most dynamic small companies with advice, access to finance and mentoring to help them through their next stage of growth. These are the companies to watch – young firms that are on a steep trajectory to success and have taken their sectors by storm.

Sector at a glance

  • 62 high-growth UK businesses are now among the 320 ELITE companies across Europe
  • 160+ expert advisers and investors work in the programme  
  • €105 million –The average turnover of ELITE companies in 2014

Preparing for the next step

> Read what Marcus Stuttard, Head of UK Primary Markets and Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange Group, has to say about ELITE

Why it’s vital to help UK businesses scale up

> Read what Sherry Coutu CBE, Angel Investor and Co-Founder of the Scale-Up Institute has to say about the opportunities of scaling up

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