Tim Ward, Quoted Companies
Alliance CEO said, "It's clear that small and mid-cap quoted companies
believe that the Government could do much more to foster an environment to help them raise the finance they need to grow and create jobs.
On this basis, there should be some real opportunities for buyouts of quoted companies
While not disputing the logic, accountants from quoted companies
tell me that it is simply not compatible with the objectives laid down by their boards.
And despite the popularity of the Share Aware seminars, research shows that just 12 per cent of Scots own or are interested in owning shares in quoted companies
, half the level of interest elsewhere in the UK.
Having quoted companies
based in this region can also benefit as the focus of the managements' attention, their homes, their families, lifestyle, schooling etc is also based in the region.
The Quoted Companies
Alliance's remit is to lobby on behalf of smaller quoted companies
, to promote the sector within the investment community, at the same time offering advice and information on the regulatory aspects of running a quoted company and providing a forum for such companies to network with one another and share their experiences.
UK quoted companies
issued 45 profit warnings in Q2 2010, a near seven-year low in the second quarter, falling below 50 for the first time since 2003.
The survey, Smaller Quoted Companies
- Making The Right Market Choice, canvassed the views of 158 directors of fully listed, AIM and PLUS companies, revealing that overall 62 per cent of companies are satisfied with their markets, seven per cent lower than the 2006 survey.
Angered by a perceived lack of consultation, leaders of the CBE, the Institute of Directors and the Quoted Companies
Alliance are to meet Industry Minister Margaret Hodge on Monday to seek changes.
David Crone, Ward Hadaway's public company partner, said: "These fund raisings are good examples of the opportunities available to quoted companies
on AIM or the Official List to raise additional funds after flotation to fund their business expansion plans.
In addition to demonstrating their corporate social responsibility (CSR) -- defined by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management as how private enterprise affects (and is affected by) social, economic and environmental issues -- new legislation came into effect in April 2005 obliging all quoted companies
to produce Operating and Financial Reviews (OFRs), with non-quoted large and
Retailers could be facing a tough Christmas despite profit warnings from the region's quoted companies
stabilising, according to research published today.