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Mark Fahy interviewing elite company MD Ian Walmsley

Rickitt Mitchell Hosts London Stock Exchange ELITE Programme

Rickitt Mitchell was delighted to host Umerah Akram, Head of ELITE UK, for an event focused on the ELITE Programme. At the event Umerah spoke alongside Ian Walmsley from Facility Live, an ELITE company, to explain more about the ways in which ELITE supports growing private businesses across the UK and globally. Akram commented ‘ELITE works with companies across the UK and I was delighted to spend time in Manchester with Rickitt Mitchell and local businesses to explain more about how ELITE is supporting local and global growth of scale ups. We have seen excellent levels of interest across the North West and look forward to welcoming more companies from the region into the ELITE community’. Mark Fahy, Head of New Business at Rickitt Mitchell, added ‘Having seen the ELITE Programme grow from inception to the global platform it is today, and having witnessed the support it offers to scaling companies across the UK and globally, we were delighted to showcase that further in the North West’.

Operated by London Stock Exchange Group, ELITE is a platform and ecosystem that helps private, ambitious companies grow, offering them access to education, business support and direct contact with the international financial and advisory community. Management teams are guided on how best to fast-track their development, build their profile and reach, and how to access different types of funding. ELITE also operates its own funding platform to enable efficient access to capital from private and professional investors.

The ELITE community today consists of over 1000 companies from 40 countries and over 400 advisers and investors. The companies generate over £70 billion in combined revenues and employ over 475,000 globally.

Rickitt Mitchell have been supporting the ELITE Programme for a number of years and acted as the IPO Advisor for the AIM Flotation of Van Elle in October 2016. Van Elle were the first UK ELITE company to complete an IPO since the ELITE programme launched in the UK in April 2014.

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