Press Releases

Advisers question the value of Non-Executive Directors

Only 41% of company advisers believe that Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) provide good value for money, according to the latest PULSE survey from accountants BDO and the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA). This perception of value has dropped from 57% when the same question was asked of them in 2013.

Turnover expectations hit record high on the back of decisive election result

Small and Mid-Sized Companies in the UK feel that the decisive outcome of the General Election on 7 May will have a positive impact on prospects for both the economy and their businesses alike. This has led to turnover expectations hitting a record high for the tri-annual Pulse survey of companies and advisors conducted by the accountants and business advisors BDO and the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), which began in the second half of 2011.

Quoted Companies Alliance appoints leading fund manager Judith MacKenzie to its Board

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, announces the appointment of Judith MacKenzie to its Board.

Quoted Companies Alliance urges European Commission to accommodate small to mid-sized quoted companies in Prospectus Directive

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has considered the European Commission’s public consultation on the review of the Prospectus Directive.

Quoted Companies Alliance launches Manifesto 2015

The Quoted Companies Alliance has launched a campaign to remove – or at least reduce – the obstacles it believes are hampering the UK’s engines of growth in their ability to create wealth and employment.  The independent membership organisation today issues its Manifesto, calling on politicians and regulators to address a unique combination of disadvantages that are curtailing the potential of small to mid-size quoted companies.

Companies urged to reap full benefits of AIM

The average cost for a company to maintain a listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is around £220,000 a year with related costs driving this figure many times higher, according to the latest QCA/BDO Small and Mid-Cap Sentiment Index of small and mid-cap quoted companies and their advisors.

Quoted Companies Alliance welcomes European Commission action to facilitate access to equity finance

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, welcomes the publication today of the European Commission’s Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union and its action to help facilitate the flow of equity finance to small and mid-size companies.

UK's top fund managers reveal their top tips for business investment

The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and Baker Tilly Small and Mid-Cap Investors Survey 2015 interviewed some of the UK’s leading small and mid-cap institutional fund managers. The report provides a unique insight into how these investors view the market, and provides some useful tips for existing and aspiring quoted companies.

Directors struggle with corporate governance reporting despite some disclosure improvements

Small and mid-size quoted companies continue to struggle with three major corporate governance disclosures, says a report published today by the Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, and the top 20 UK accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.

Quoted Companies Alliance encourages the Chancellor to do more to support growth companies

In response to the Autumn Statement today, the Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, continues to urge the Chancellor to encourage long-term investment and permanent equity finance for the UK’s engines of growth – small and mid-size quoted companies.

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