By offering high-growth British companies an additional route to access the public markets with more achievable eligibility requirements, the London Stock Exchange has paved the way for them to build and grow their business in the UK.
It means our most promising companies are no longer facing a trade-off between listing in the US or not going public at all.
For many high-growth companies, listing in the UK was simply too difficult to become a viable option. The result was that the best and brightest companies founded in the UK left our shores, or were acquired just when they were starting to make a real impact on the economy.
Now all that is changing. The UK is undergoing a sea change in respect to business innovation and entrepreneurship. This new generation of business builders isn’t waiting for the economy to bounce back, for large companies to start hiring again or for government to offer them a job. They are taking control of their own destiny and charting their own path to success.
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