Smith & Williamson teams up with London Stock Exchange to support UK SME growth

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Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm, has announced that it is working with ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s international business support and capital raising initiative for high-growth private companies.

The new collaboration supports on-going work by Smith & Williamson’s Entrepreneurs and Technology teams, which specialise in supporting entrepreneurs and their businesses on their growth journey. Smith & Williamson provides advice from start-up to exit, with accountancy, tax and investment services to meet the needs of businesses, and the personal financial needs of their founders.

As part of ELITE’s Partner Programme Smith & Williamson will deliver sessions, provide mentoring to CEOs and CFOs and share its thought leadership and expertise in the area. Smith and Williamson joins ELITE’s community of over 1,100 companies and more than 400 advisors and investors.

Fergus Caheny, Partner at Smith & Williamson, said: “We support and champion growing businesses every day, which is why we’re proud to support ELITE in helping the UK’s entrepreneurs. The technology start-up scene is exciting and fast-growing and we want to see British founders at the forefront of change in the sector. Our work with ELITE will allow us to share our knowledge and expertise with business founders in the UK who are serious and passionate about growth.”

Paola Cuneo, Head of Partnerships, ELITE, said: “We are delighted to work with Smith & Williamson to support our community of ambitious companies as part of the ELITE Partner Programme. Smith & Williamson has a strong track record of supporting entrepreneurs at every stage of their business lifecycle.”