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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.

Budget encourages investment in growing companies, says QCA

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, welcomes the Chancellor’s ‘Budget for Growth’ and in particular the announcements on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Entrepreneurs’ Relief. These measures will help to drive investment into smaller growing companies, stimulating sustainable employment and economic growth in the UK.

QCA appoints Gervais Williams to its Executive Committee

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, announces the new appointment of Gervais Williams to its Executive Committee.

QCA launches executive search service

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, announces the launch of the QCA Search Service. In partnership with Moon Consulting Ltd, a leading executive search business, the QCA now offers its members in the small and mid-cap quoted company sector a bespoke executive recruitment service for senior UK board directors.

QCA President Brian Winterflood wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, is delighted with the news that its President, Brian Winterflood, won The Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognises the achievements of a legend of the AIM and small-cap world.

QCA to hold event challenging diversity in the boardroom

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, will be holding an event in the new year to explore the issue that is hitting the political agenda in Whitehall – encouraging more participation from women in the UK’s boardrooms.  This follows from the Government’s call for evidence seeking views on women’s representation on boards and also the publication of Cranfield University’s School of Management’s The Female FTSE Board Report 2010, which have both further highlighted the low proportion of women holding directorships in the UK.

QCA hosts event on investing in Cleantech opportunities

Many senior executives believe that companies with an involvement in environmental markets will emerge as some of the UK’s fastest growth sectors. The UK Government clearly sees the importance of this sector too, with the Chancellor’s announcement earlier this year of £1bn to fund a green investment bank.

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), the representative body for the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted company sector, is hosting a discussion lunch in the New Year focusing on the UK’s cleantech industry, which is pinned to be a major growth sector.

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