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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Open Market at London Stock Exchange

We joined Asahi Pompey, Charlotte Keenan and the team at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) this morning for the market open at the London Stock Exchange.

Alongside 64 leaders of high potential fast growth businesses – part of 10KSBUK’s Unicorn School – the opportunity to open this morning’s market came alongside a ‘teach in’ from Head of AIM and Primary Markets at LSE, Marcus Stuttard, exploring why the UK is the best place to take their businesses public in the future, and the steps they can take to do so.

It comes on the back of 10KSB’s Generation Growth Small Business Manifesto, which was launched in February and found that 58% of the programme’s small business alumni would considering listing in the future. The manifesto recommended a closer partnership between the government and private sector to ensure the UK is an attractive market for scaling businesses to list.

Charlotte Keenan, Head of the Office of Corporate Engagement International and 10,000 Small Businesses UK at Goldman Sachs said:

“The research findings within our Generation Growth Small Business Manifesto show that with the right conditions for high growth businesses to thrive, there is the potential to add at least £100bn to the UK economy and create close to 90,000 jobs.

“The opportunity for our high potential alumni to be here today at the London Stock Exchange and gain greater insights into the listing process will further inspire small businesses as they grow and succeed right here in the UK”.

And even with the early start to the day with the market opening at 7am, there was still time before that for Asahi to join Bloomberg Radio to discuss the small business landscape in the UK today and how the Goldman Sachs ‘Unicorn School’ helps to support high potential companies towards growth.

Hear part of Asahi’s conversation here

Read more about our morning at the LSE here

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