Gonca Yağcı / London, April 16 () - London Stock Exchange Group signed a partnership with Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation TURKONFED, to include Turkish enterprises to its ELITE programme, launched to support growth at innovative small and middle scale companies.
London Stock Exchange Group's ELITE Programme welcomed first four Turkish Companies in London Stock Exchange's headquarters to celebrate joining ELITE.
Natek, Surteks, Vector and Webdenal will be the first Turkish companies to join the ELITE Programme from Turkey, operating at network security and management software developer, online retailer and specialist automobile parts manufacturer sectors.
ELITE is designed to help businesses prepare and structure for their next stage of growth. Some 350 companies from 23 different countries including Turkey joined the Programme which facilitates companies access to a full range of funding options, increases company profile and visibility, promotes relationships and opportunities with potential investors, and supports management best practice and entrepreneurship.
Luca Peyrano, Head of Continental Europe Primary Markets, LSEG, welcomed the new Turkish company CEOs to open trading on London’s market
“We are very happy to welcome first four Turkish companies following the agreement with TURKONFED. We will collaborate withTurkish companies to offer ELITE where ever they are combining a local effort with an international support London can provide” Peyrano said.
“Established in 2012 with a great success ELITE is probably the most successful programme for businesses support in Europe with 350 companies on board from 23 different countries” he added.
Halil Erol Şengünler, CEO of Vector, said, “Vector is listed one of the 500 fast growing technology companies in the EMEA region in the last 3 years. This success of our company lead ELITE to invite us to attend their programme and agreed to joined them. We have some motivations to be in this programme. First of all, we aim to prove that a Turkish company established with Turkish capital is able to join this global environment. Secondly, we would like to get into contact with small and middle scale companies similar to us in the EMEA region."
He said that they would like to see the problems these companies face and their solutions against the problems, as valuable experiences fon their company. “This will be a good gain for us” he added.
Since 2012, when it was launcehd with Italian companies, 350 companies have joined the ELITE programme from 23 countries. The programme supported by over 150 advisors and 100 investors.