On Thursday, 15 September 2022, the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) hosted their 30th Anniversary Dinner at the Savoy Hotel in London, bringing together over 300 members of the small and mid-cap community. The dinner began with a one-minute silence in remembrance of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Guests included representatives from quoted companies, investment funds, public markets and the media.
For 30 years, the QCA has campaigned for proportionate regulation in the UK public markets, informing small and mid-caps on developments that affect their growth and bringing the community together at networking events, roundtables and workshops. The evening was a representation of the diversity of the UK growth economy – all essential for the economic ecosystem to function sustainably. With small and mid-sized quoted companies representing over 90% of all quoted companies, the evening enabled the community to come together to strengthen important and valued relationships in support of prosperous and diverse financial markets in the UK. The event was sponsored by London Stock Exchange, with Link Group as Champagne Reception sponsor and Winterflood Securities as After-Dinner Drinks sponsor.
Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM and UK Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group said:
"We congratulate the QCA on its 30th anniversary and the important work it does to campaign for, and showcase, small and mid-sized quoted companies that are creating jobs across the UK. As home to the world’s most successful growth market, we recognise the importance of supporting small and mid-cap listed businesses to ensure they gain access to one of the deepest pools of capital available globally. It is therefore important to maintain the momentum from recent reforms to ensure that our markets continue to provide efficient access to capital to enable those businesses to start, grow, scale and stay in the UK.”
Tim Ward, Chief Executive, the Quoted Companies Alliance said:
“It is great to see so many people from different parts of the UK economic community coming together at the QCA’s 30th Anniversary dinner. Over the years, it has become increasingly evident that the small and mid-cap community welcomes and needs the QCA as the voice to champion their interests so that, together, we can create an environment where their potential is fulfilled. The diversity of attendance tonight shows that the work we do is both relevant and important. In light of the uncertainty and challenges we all face, now is the time that we must join together to create an environment where small and mid-caps can flourish and play their part in re-building a strong and sustainable UK economy“
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About the QCA
The Quoted Companies Alliance brings small and mid-sized quoted companies together to build one voice to help create an environment where these businesses can grow and deliver sustainable long-term benefits for investors and wider society.
We believe that our members have huge potential, but they need a public market environment conducive to growth to allow them to attain it. We enable this environment by influencing policy and regulation, informing our members through surveys, research and guides and creating interaction through workshops, webinars, networking events and exclusive meetings.
Our members are quoted on the Main Market, AIM and AQUIS. Informed by our 7 Expert Groups, we campaign to ensure that regulation is proportionate and encourages growth, whilst maintaining the necessary protections for investors.
Find out more at www.theqca.com/about-us/