Press Releases

The Chancellor’s non-bank lending working group is good news at last

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement in the Autumn Statement to set up an industry working group on non-banking lending availability to mid-sized businesses.

The Quoted Companies Alliance appoints two new directors to its board

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, announces the appointment of Alan Newman, Chief Financial Officer of YouGov plc, and Richard Steele, Non-Executive Chairman of Portmeirion Group plc, to its board of directors. This is with effect from 4th October 2011, following the Quoted Companies Alliance’s Annual General Meeting.

Small and mid-cap quoted companies’ growth plans hamstrung by capital markets

More than half (60%) of small and mid-cap quoted companies say that the capital markets are hindering their growth plans, according to the inaugural QCA/BDO Small and Mid-Cap Sentiment Index from accountants and business advisors BDO LLP and the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted companies.

The Quoted Companies Alliance Annual Dinner displays the strength and importance of the small and mid-cap sector

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body of the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted companies, brought together the small and mid-cap quoted company community at its 17th Annual Dinner held on 15 September 2011 at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel.

The Quoted Companies Alliance says principles-based corporate governance should stay

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body of the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, stresses the importance of a principles-based approach to corporate governance in its response to the EU Corporate Governance Green Paper submitted today.

The Quoted Companies Alliance celebrates Prospectus Directive result and continues the push for a proportionate approach to quoted company funding

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body of the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, announces a major victory for UK quoted companies with the passing of two key amendments to the Prospectus Directive into UK law. These important changes will make raising money much easier, efficient and less costly for quoted companies.

Quoted Companies Alliance agrees European corporate governance guidelines with French and German trade associations

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, together with Middlenext, the French association representing listed SMEs and mid-cap companies, and Deutsches Atkieninstitut, the German association representing listed companies, have produced a set of common corporate governance guidelines (‘European Corporate Governance Guidelines’).

Quoted Companies Alliance urges ASB to reconsider UK financial reporting changes

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, has urged the UK Accounting Standards Board (ASB) to not gold-plate company law and to revise the timeframe for restructuring the UK’s accounting framework. This is in response to the ASB’s most recent consultation and exposure draft (‘FRED: The Future of Financial Reporting’).

Quoted Companies Alliance event to tackle tough governance issues

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, is holding an event on Tuesday May 24 2011 for quoted company directors to hear about governance expectations from the market and to share experiences on how they apply corporate governance in their companies.

QCA launches its 2011 Fund Manager Lunch Programme

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, announces the small and mid-cap fund managers speaking at its Fund Manager Lunch Programme for this year.

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