ELITE programme: 100 UK companies, 17 new

Published by Directorzone Markets Ltd on April 27, 2017, 9:00 am in Knowledge, Market Info


Wednesday January 1st 2020



ELITE is a London Stock Exchange Group programme of structured engagement developing and supporting ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth.




27 April 2017

  • Brings total number of UK ELITE businesses to over 100
  • ELITE UK CEOs & Iain Wright MP open London trading
  • More than 750 international companies, advisers and investors make up growing ELITE community


Partnered with Imperial College Business School ELITE delivers a three part service of education, business support, mentoring and access to an ecosystem of professionals fostering growth and innovation.


ELITE was first launched in Italy in April 2012 at Borsa Italiana and following on from their success ELITE launched here in the UK in April 2014, since then we have welcomed five cohorts to the programme.



UK ELITE STAGE COMPANIES as of 27th April, 2017:


 1 6T9 (MUSSETT ENGINEERING) | Industrial Engineering

2 ABLEWORLD | General Retailers | national retailer of mobility products, operating both through owned stores as well as a chain of franchisee operated stores. everyday...

3 AFFECTV | Media | UK based technology company developing solutions to improve the Internet by making advertising relevant for people.

4 AMPLIENCE | Software & Computer Services | drives profitable omni-channel revenue growth by creating rich customer experiences.

5 ARECOR | Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | leader in developing superior biopharmaceuticals through the application of its proprietary formulation technology platform.

6 AUTOMATED INTELLIGENCE | Software & Computer Services | In 2010, Automated Intelligence (AI) was born out of innovation, by developing a new approach for the information management market capitalising on cloud and hybrid delivery models.

7 B-SECUR | Technology Hardware & Equipment | High-tech security solutions-developed and patented an Electrocardiogram (ECG) biometric technology to verify user profiles.

8 BEEKS FINANCIAL CLOUD | Financial Services | cloud computing organisation that specialises in the financial markets sector.

9 BEEZER | Software & Computer Services

10 BENEFEX | Software & Computer Services | one of the most successful reward and benefit providers in the UK.

11 BLAZE | Technology Hardware & Equipment

12 BRANDWATCH | Software & Computer Services | one of the world's leading social intelligence companies.

13 BRIEF YOUR MARKET | Media | multi-channel marketing platform that helps customers build and automate highly relevant on and offline marketing campaigns.

14 BUSUU | Travel & Leisure | the world's largest social network for language learning. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide on your computer, tablet or mobile.

15 CAFÉPOD | Food & Drug Retailers | the UK's leading Nespresso® compatible and Dolce Gusto® compatible capsule brand.

16 CALCIVIS | Health Care Equipment & Services | innovative medical devices company focused on revolutionising the management of dental caries or 'tooth decay' and enabling preventive dentistry. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

17 CELTIC RENEWABLES | Alternative Energy | is commercialising a patented process technology which converts biological wastes and residues into high value biochemicals, biofuels and animal feed.

18 CLINOVA | Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | pharmaceutical group focused on developing, manufacturing, licensing and marketing consumer healthcare products and medical devices.

19 COGNITIVE GEOLOGY | Oil Equipment, Services & Distribution | With the price of a barrel at its lowest level in more than a decade, it is more important than ever for petroleum companies to accurately characterise their hydrocarbon reserves.

20 COMMAGILITY | Technology Hardware & Equipment | award-winning, world-leading developer of embedded signal processing and radio modules for 4G and 5G mobile network and related applications.

21 COMPANY SHOP | Food & Drug Retailers | stops good food going to waste by working with retailers, manufacturers and brands to redistribute their surplus stock.

22 CONSERVATORY OUTLET | Construction & Materials | manufacturer of window, door, conservatory and extension products.

23 COULL | Media | data-driven video advertising technology company, creating lucrative new revenue streams for publishers and new opportunities for advertisers.

24 CROWDCUBE | Financial Services | the world's leading investment crowdfunding platform

25 DOVETAIL GAMES | Software & Computer Services | utilise the most cutting-edge technologies to deliver accurate, authentic and immersive experiences for fans of 'digital hobbies'.

26 E-LEATHER | General Industrials | Provides unique, high performance composition leather to the transport and consumer markets.

27 ECONIC TECHNOLOGIES | Chemicals | Technology harnessing CO2 waste into plastic manufacturing.

28 ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS | Technology Hardware & Equipment

29 ETHICAL PROPERTY COMPANY | Real Estate Investment & Services | Social business, managing commercial property that supports charities and not-for-profit organisations.

30 EVOLUTION FUNDING | Financial Services | the UK's leading multi-disciplinary motor funding, intermediary, boasting multiple arms to its operation, including a motor finance brokerage, vehicle rentals, vehicle loans...

31 FRILLO | General Retailers | an e-commerce business marketplace....

32 GAIA-WIND LTD | Electricity | manufacturer of class leading Small Wind Turbines. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland.

33 GRAZE | Food Producers | We deliver tasty, natural snacks through the post in the UK.

34 GRID | Software & Computer Services | Connecting the smarter city....

35 GUIDANCE MARINE | Electronic & Electrical Equipment | the leading developer and supplier of local position reference sensors for Dynamic Positioning (DP) and other vessel control systems.

36 HALSA CARE GROUP | Health Care Equipment & Services | the largest Chiropractic & Physiotherapy clinic group in Europe.

37 HAMMERSMITH MEDICINES RESEARCH LIMITED | Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

38 HIGH-TECH INNOVATION LABS | Software & Computer Services | software and technology consultancy company founded by ex-employees of Tier 1 investment banks.

39 HUB PRODUCTIONS | Software & Computer Services

40 HYBRID AIR VEHICLES | Aerospace & Defense

41 I-NEXUS | Software & Computer Services | provides a software solution that enables complex organisations to support their integrated strategy execution activities.

42 I2ANALYTICAL | Health Care Equipment & Services | founded in 2003, is an international analytical testing business which provides diverse and exceptional testing support and assurance to its international client base.

43 IMAGEN | Software & Computer Services | develops enterprise video platform software and secure video hosting services to manage all size collections of media.

44 INDEPENDENT STRATEGIC GROUP (ISG) LIMITED | Financial Services | Fintech Group dedicated to digitalising investment management solutions through a B2B approach. We provide fully automated and modular tools to digitalise investment management.

45 INDEPENDENT VETCARE | Health Care Equipment & Services | We acquire and manage a network of veterinary practices nationwide. Currently numbering 162 sites, we are the most rapidly growing business of our type in the UK.

46 KITWAVE | Food Retailers & Wholesalers |Founded in 1986 the Kitwave Group, is a wholesale business that has been built through acquisition. Today the group comprises 8 trading entities across 13 locations delivering across the UK.

47 LENDINVEST | Financial Services | the UK's first and largest online marketplace for property lending and investing.

48 M SQUARED LASERS | Electronic & Electrical Equipment | Founded in 2006, M Squared Lasers develops and manufactures a range of lasers and advanced photonic systems that are used in "real world" applications.

49 MAGNUS LIFE SCIENCE | Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | Innovative IP Commercialisation and Exploitation Company focused on investing in, building and nurturing biotech programmes.

50 MARMALADE TECHNOLOGIES | Software & Computer Services | founded with a simple purpose - to enable developers to create great content on any mobile device.

51 MEDICANIMAL | General Retailers | Kokoba Ltd. ( is the leading online retailer of pet health products (medicines, food and accessories) to end pet owners across Europe.

52 MINERVA RESEARCH LABS | Food & Drug Retailers | Minerva's mission is to change how people look good and stay young. Minerva aims to become recognised as global business for products that enhance the well -being and beauty of our customers.

53 MODUS SEABED INTERVENTION | General Industrials | specialist provider of technical services and remote and autonomous vehicles for subsea and seabed intervention, servicing both the CAPEX and OPEX sectors of the offshore construction...

54 MONEYDASHBOARD | Software & Computer Services | a smart application which gives UK consumers the true view of their financial lives.

55 MUMSNET | Media

56 NAC GROUP | Support Services | An education, training, and outsourcing company liaising with key employers to create work-ready pools of local labour.

57 NAKED WINES | Food & Drug Retailers | founded by 6 friends back in December 2008 with the aim of making high-quality wines affordable to everyone....

58 NETWORK LOCUM | Health Care Equipment & Services | A leading online network to match GP locums and practices directly when practices need cover.

59 NIXOR | Support Services | Mid to Senior level recruitment company operating in markets where candidates are in critical short supply, chiefly IT, Professional Services and Construction/Engineering.

60 NUTMEG | Nonequity Investment Instruments

61 OAKMAN INNS | Travel & Leisure | Quality chain of restaurants and pubs across the UK.

62 OBELISK LEGAL SUPPORT SOLUTIONS | Support Services | an award-winning business that pools together extremely able ex-City lawyers to provide high quality, flexible and affordable legal outsourcing to law firms and in-house teams.

63 OPENGENIUS | Software & Computer Services

64 OPTIMITY | Fixed Line Telecommunications | is on a mission to fix London's broadband. By using pioneering wireless technology, we avoid the need for fibre optics to supply ultra-fast connectivity to businesses.


66 PCA PREDICT (FORMERLY POSTCODE ANYWHERE) | Software & Computer Services | an award-winning software company, located in the historic city of Worcester.


68 QUILL | Media | We produce quality digital content for businesses to use on their websites and social media....

69 RASPBERRY PI | Technology Hardware & Equipment | develops, markets, manufactures and sells highly cost effective programmable computing devices on a global basis.

70 REALITYMINE | Media | provides a suite of research solutions to help businesses of all types understand the digital behaviours of their customers or employees.

71 REASON DIGITAL | Software & Computer Services | leaders in the burgeoning 'tech for good' economy. Reason Digital creates technology that delivers social value.

72 RENAL SERVICES | Health Care Providers | leading independent provider of dialysis services. We provide treatment to patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), the last stage of chronic...

73 SECRETSALES | General Retailers | the UK's leading private shopping club, hosting online sales for over 650 designer lifestyle brands exclusively for 3 million registered UK members.

74 SEMAFONE | Software & Computer Services | provides software to contact centres so they can take personal data securely over the telephone.

75 SIMPLYBIZ | Support Services | operates a compliance-led distribution business across multiple sectors and disciplines.

76 SLA DIGITAL | Mobile Telecommunications | focused upon the introduction and management of new revenue streams for Mobile Network Operators (MNO's)..

77 SNAP40 | Health Care Equipment & Services | aims to prevent avoidable patient health deterioration and reduce unnecessary admissions to hospital. The company is developing a predictive patient health early warning system.

78 SPHERE FLUIDICS | Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | Healthcare company commercializing novel services and patented single cell analysis systems for therapeutic and medical diagnostic discovery and development.

79 SST SENSING | General Industrials | specialises in the design and manufacture of an extensive range of gas and liquid type sensors.

80 SWOON EDITIONS | General Retailers | We work with the world's best furniture makers to develop new designs.

81 TARAGENYX | Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology | orthoapedic biotechnology company that has developed bio-active and bio-regenerative implants for the orthoapedic, spinal and dental markets.

82 TESTPLANT| Software & Computer Services | a leader in testing automation. TestPlant's eggPlant range of tools help technology driven organizations deliver customer value faster and at higher quality by automating the...

83 THAMES CARD TECHNOLOGY | Support Services | card manufacturer and personalisation bureau for magnetic stripe, smart, chip and payment cards.

84 THE COACHING INN GROUP | Travel & Leisure | Hotel group specialising in the revitalisation of quality coaching inns.

85 THE HUB | Financial Services | seeks to transform the global private market by efficiently connecting investment networks and capital through technology.

86 THE NWH GROUP LTD | Support Services

87 THE TEST PEOPLE | Software & Computer Services | award winning, innovative testing solutions and consulting firm specialising in delivering information on Operational Risk in IT.

88 THESQUA.RE LTD | Travel & Leisure

89 TISSUE SOLUTIONS | Health Care Equipment & Services | well established virtual biobank providing high quality human & animal biospecimens and excellent customer service to our clients and sources alike.

90 TOUCANBOX | General Retailers | subscription service delivering fun filled craft boxes to your door.

91 UNRULY | Software & Computer Services | Marketing technology company Unruly is the leading global platform for social video marketing and works with top brands and their agencies to get their videos watched, tracked and shared across...

92 V-NOVA | Software & Computer Services

93 VAN ELLE | Construction & Materials | For more than 30 years, multi award-winning contractor, Van Elle, has utilised the latest plant and technologies to deliver first class geotechnical solutions to clients both across the UK and...

94 VIA DEVELOPMENTS PLC | Construction & Materials

95 VISION DIRECT | General Retailers | the largest online retailer of branded contact lenses in the UK and Ireland trading.

96 VOLCANIC | Software & Computer Services | leading Recruitment Website and Job Board provider based in the UK, Asia and South America.

97 WATER BABIES | Travel & Leisure | international franchise business which specializes in the teaching of babies and pre-school aged children to swim. It is the UK market leader and currently operates 54...

98 WIDDOP AND CO | General Retailers | 135 year old design, import and distribution company for gift & home accessories that is currently owned and managed by a combination of the 4th and 5th generation.

99 WISER | Business Support Services | full-service, brand-led and people-focused agency that attracts, develops and inspires exceptional people. We act as in-house recruitment partners to many fast growing organisations,...

100 ZUTO | Financial Services | An online car finance specialist offering tailored car loans for all circumstances.

A bespoke programme for the UK’s most exciting private companies | London Stock Exchange Group

ELITE is a unique platform designed to help the UK's most exciting and ambitious private companies prepare and structure for their next stage of growth. It facilitates structured engagement between the UK's most exciting private growth companies, entrepreneurs and business leaders as well as the corporate advisory and investor community.

ELITE is a three part service of education, business support, mentoring and access delivered in collaboration with Imperial College Business School.

  • Get READY. A comprehensive programme for founders and managers stimulating organisational review and change.
  • Get FIT. Focus on your company specific goals with a tailored and dedicated team of advisers
  • Get VALUE. Capitalise on the benefits of phase one and two to assess funding options and access new business opportunities.

Lists of ELITE:

The ELITE programme was first implemented in Italy at Borsa Italiana in collaboration with Bocconi University in April 2012 and has now expanded all over Europe. Over 480 companies are on the ELITE programme across Europe with an advisory and investor community of over 250.