ELITE welcomes 20 new UK companies

  • Brings total number of UK ELITE businesses to over 120
  • ELITE UK CEOs from across the country open London trading
  • More than 660 international companies from across 25 countries make up growing ELITE community

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today welcomes 20 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 120, which includes companies such as online investment management service provider, Nutmeg, British furniture brand, Swoon Editions, and developers of affordable credit card sized computers, Raspberry Pi.

Robert Barnes, Global Head of Primary Markets and CEO Turquoise, LSEG, welcomed the new ELITE CEO’s and Kirsty Blackman MP, Aberdeen North and SNP Westminster Deputy Leader and Economy Spokesperson to open trading on London’s markets this morning.

Joining the new ELITE cohort are 20 businesses from across the UK, from Oxford to Brighton, including three companies from Aberdeen. Businesses come from across a wide range sectors, from pharmaceuticals to software technology and music.  Companies include Northumberland based, Tharsus, a robotics firm that designs the robots used by grocery delivery firm Ocado, life science business, Adaptix, specialised in medical imaging, and state51 Music Group, the first company from the creative music industry to join ELITE.

Today the new UK ELITE group brings the total number of businesses in the community to over 660, from across 25 countries and 35 sectors, generating over £45 billion in combined revenues and accounting for over 180,000 jobs across Europe and beyond.

ELITE continues to innovate with ELITE Club Deal, the online private placement platform helping to streamline the capital raising process for ELITE companies. This year Lendinvest, the alternative property lender and investment platform, was the first ELITE UK business to launch a retail bond in London. Last year, ELITE alumni, Van Elle, the Nottinghamshire based geotechnical contractor, became the first ELITE company in the UK to float on London’s markets, raising £40 million on AIM.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE:

“I am delighted to welcome the latest group of UK companies to ELITE. Innovative, inspiring and fast growing businesses are essential for the British economy, driving growth, innovation and employment. We look forward to supporting 20 more UK businesses scale up and achieve their growth ambitions.”

Kirsty Blackman MP, Aberdeen North and SNP Westminster Deputy Leader and Economy Spokesperson:


“ELITE is an excellent initiative and I congratulate the 20 high growth SMEs that are joining the 8th cohort, especially those from Aberdeen and surroundings, Attollo Offshore, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions and The Fifth Business.  It is really key that good companies become properly connected to the capital they need to grow and create the good quality, well paid jobs that our economy needs.”

New ELITE UK companies

Name

City

Sector

Adaptive

London

Technology

Adaptix

Oxford

Healthcare

Attollo Offshore

Aberdeen

Oil and gas

Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

Aberdeen

Oil and gas

Celixir

Midlands

Healthcare

Creavo

Leeds

Healthcare

Crossflow Payments

Brighton

Financial

Deselectrical

Blackburn

Industrials

ERPaaS

London

Technology

GainX

London

Technology

Hutch

London

Consumer goods

La Fosse Associates

London

Industrials

Miro

London

Basic materials Forestry & Paper

Oliver

London

Consumer services

Orwell

London

Financial

Rradar

Hull

Technology

Tharsus

Northumberland

Technology

The Fifth Business

Aberdeen

Industrials

The Liars Club

Manchester

Consumer services

The state51 Music Group

London

Media

 

 

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