Saffery Champness has become a partner of ELITE, The London Stock Exchange’s (LSE’s) international business support and capital raising programme for the UK’s most ambitious private companies.
The ELITE programme is a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and key stakeholders that help ambitious private companies scale-up, structure for the next stages of growth and access capital. ELITE members can participate in a calendar of interactive events that are designed to help them review, plan and enhance their business, blending inspirational, academic and clinic style sessions delivered by expert advisers, industry leaders, academics and guest entrepreneurs.
Experts from Saffery Champness’ Entrepreneurs Group will be leading ELITE events in September and October, focusing on preparations for fundraising (23 September) and designing incentive frameworks (15 October).
Julian Hedley, Head of Saffery Champness’ Entrepreneurs group, commented: “I am very pleased we’ve been able to partner with ELITE. Our network of regional offices means we are well-placed to be able to support ELITE programme members wherever in the UK they are located.“We really relish the opportunity to be able to offer some of the UK’s fastest growing businesses support with their challenges, whether that is relating to growth, profitability, incentivising staff, raising the capital required to take their business to the next level, or one of the myriad of other issues they are grappling with. I look forward to virtually meeting as many of the ELITE members as possible at our first event in September.”
In the Bournemouth office of Saffery Champness, Roger Wareham and Jamie Lane will be leading on this exciting development, ensuring that businesses in Dorset and Hampshire are aware of the programme and the benefits it can bring. They commented: “We have been building our relationship with ELITE for some time, both at a local level and national firm-wide level, recognising that it offers a proven programme taking ambitious private companies on a journey to realise their potential. With so many high-growth, scaling businesses in the local area we see it of the greatest importance that we can sign post to the programme as well as take our skills locally and nationally to help unlock growth potential. We have a great reputation for working with entrepreneurial businesses and this partnership further demonstrates our commitment to them in these challenging economic times.