Press Releases

Press Release: Bank finance most attractive to small and medium sized quoted companies for the first time in sentiment survey history.

29 November 2021

The QCA (Quoted Companies Alliance) and YouGov have completed their H2 Sentiment Survey of Small and Mid-caps which tracks business sentiment and key issues affecting small and mid-cap quoted companies, their advisors, investors and other market participants.

Press Release: QCA argues structural reform necessary to ensure maximum effectiveness of secondary capital raisings

23 November 2021

QCA responds to UK Secondary Capital Raising Review 

Press Release: SulNOx Group PLC join the Quoted Companies Alliance

4 November 2021

The Quoted Companies Alliance is delighted to announce that SulNOx Group PLC has joined the QCA as a member.

Press Release: Proportionate Regulation needed for UK Economic Growth
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4 October 2021

Small and mid-caps hold unique potential to support UK economic growth, provided the Government and regulator address their interests

Press Release: QCA Hosts Annual Dinner for Small and Mid-Caps
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16 September 2021

Over 250 members of the small and mid-sized quoted company community attended the Quoted Companies Alliance’s (QCA) Annual Dinner on Thursday 16th September at the Savoy Hotel in London. 

Press Release: Companies that IPO Create Jobs

9 August 2021

The QCA, in collaboration with Hardman & Co have released a new report “Good jobs come to those who IPO - The importance of going public” which examines the link between IPO and job creation. 

BEIS Audit and Governance Reforms deemed Anti-Growth by Company Directors
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8 July 2021

Small and Midcaps Reject BEIS Audit and Corporate Governance Reform Proposals

Press Release: Delay in Covid Recovery Path Expected to Dampen Uplift in UK Economic Sentiment

16 June 2021

The latest sentiments from small and mid-size quoted companies and returning to the office and the impact on UK economic sentiments 

Press Release: New Board Performance Review Report released, tailored for Small & Mid-Sized Quoted Companies
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3 June 2021

Commissioned by the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and Downing LLP and completed by Henley Business School, the Board Performance Review report provides insight into the effectiveness of board performance reviews and highlights the difference between smaller and larger companies. 

Press release: Hill Review a “shot in the arm” for UK listing regime but decisive action now needed to unlock growth

8 March 2021

According to the latest QCA/Peel Hunt Mid and Small Cap Survey*, 65% of investors and 56% of companies believe the UK public equity markets were effective in 2020, in protecting jobs, saving businesses and maintaining liquidity throughout the COVID-crisis. Despite little prospect of dividend growth over the medium term, active investors injected £45.9bn of new capital into UK listed companies across 333 fundraisings (over £5m in value) since the first lockdown began in March 2020, as the investment community backed management teams and the long term success of UK plc. 

Press release: Staffline Group plc joins the Quoted Companies Alliance

27 January 2021

Staffline is one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training providers. They are quoted on the AIM market and follow the QCA Corporate Governance Code.

Press release: Update ‘Standard Listing’ to create the UK’s Nasdaq

6 January 2021

6 Jan 2021 - There is a need for significant reform of the UK’s equity markets because there has been a steady decline in listings over the past two decades, argues the QCA in response to Lord Hill’s Listing Review. 

Press release: Quoted Companies Alliance appoints three directors to board

29 October 2020

The QCA announces the appointment of three new directors following its Annual General Meeting yesterday.

Press release: COVID impact prompts retail investors to change strategies

22 September 2020

YouGov survey of 500+ UK retail investors provides insight into how COVID and Woodford have impacted them, and how companies can best engage them.

Press release: Positive EU move on potential MiFID II research unbundling exemption for smaller quoted companies

23 July 2020

The QCA welcomes the reports that the EU may exempt smaller quoted companies from the MiFID II research unbundling rules in the future

Press release: Decision not to implement EU settlement discipline regime in the UK good for small and mid-sized companies

25 June 2020

The QCA welcomes the announcement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP and that the new EU settlement discipline regime (CSDR)) will not be implemented in the UK in 2021