Event sponsor:


PwC UK helps organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for. We are a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at:






RD:IR is an independent Investor Relations consultancy offering a wide range of analysis, research and advisory services to over 600 UK and international public companies and their advisers. We provide our clients with the best information, advice and strategies to understand and manage equity, debt and governance investors on a global basis.

Whether tracking share ownership, managing IR and governance meetings through our online platform and mobile apps, finding new investors across the world’s capital markets, helping understand investor sentiment or achieving the highest possible level of voting at shareholder meetings, RD:IR provides unique and unconflicted strategies to help companies market their equity to the widest relevant audiences.

We take pride in our customer service and focus, which are second to none. For more information, visit our website at:



Winterflood Securities 

Winterflood Securities is a leading market maker committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors. Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of its own cutting-edge technology.

Our experienced team of traders helps clients achieve high-quality execution in over 14,800 tradeable instruments including UK, European, North American and Canadian equities, together with Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Funds.

We have a pioneering robust technology platform designed to give clients a flexible, high-quality service throughout the entire execution cycle from pre-trading right through to settlement.

Founded in 1988, Winterflood has gone from being a niche market maker in the UK small-cap market to a major liquidity provider across multiple asset classes in the UK and European markets. Winterflood is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Winterflood Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc, a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. The group employs over 3,000 people, principally in the UK. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.

+44 (0) 20 3100 0000 



Zeus Capital 


Squire Patton Boggs  

Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm. We provide insight at the point where law, business and Government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. Our multi-disciplinary team of over 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries provides access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground and a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, nationally or globally. It encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. We place our clients at the core of everything we do.

Our Capital Markets team is recognised as a leading adviser on the full range of capital markets and listed company transactions. With more than 100 lawyers strategically positioned across all of the principal financial markets worldwide, we give clients access to an international Capital Markets team with unrivalled reach and connections. This collective capability enables us to share the insights and provide the advice our clients need to guide them to market and throughout their listed company life.




Berenberg was established in 1590 and today we are one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks. We deliver our expertise through four divisions – Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking. Due to our partnership structure, we are unbiased of corporate interests and feel first and foremost committed to our clients, so that we are able to make swift decisions and act fast. We, moreover, have direct access to international fund managers. This gives us excellent opportunities for the execution and placement of capital increases and makes sure that we are perceived as a competent partner. We support our clients’ investment decisions by bringing them into direct contact with the managing boards of listed companies.



Design Portfolio 

Design Portfolio was established nearly 30 years ago to provide corporate and investor communications expertise. We partner with companies of all sizes and from all sectors but they all share a similar challenge – how to tell a great story. We help companies better understand the story they want to tell and advise them on how to communicate it more effectively.

As a team of over 60 communication professionals, we are well versed in delivering:

  • Corporate reporting
  • Digital communications
  • Investor communications
  • Sustainability communications
  • Internal communications
  • Multimedia

We offer a blend of considered creativity and expert consultancy, delivered by dedicated teams through a personal and hands-on service.

To find out more about how Design Portfolio can help you, please email us: hello@design-portfolio.co.uk.

Or visit www.design-portfolio.co.uk


Citi Commercial Bank

Citi® Commercial Bank is part of Citi, a leading global financial services company with a 200-year history, which works closely with mid-sized companies around the world to customise commercial banking solutions that meet their specific needs for cash management, risk mitigation and cross-border financing.

Operating from London, CCB UK's experienced, dedicated relationship managers provide clients with access to Citi's unrivalled global reach and local expertise for insights, advice and guidance on expanding domestically or overseas.



Link Asset Services  

Link Asset Services is part of Link Group, a leading global provider of financial administration solutions. Link Asset Services works in partnership internationally with almost 7,000 clients including asset managers and investors, business managers, asset owners, trustees, issuers and borrowers. As one of Europe’s leading asset servicing platforms, Link Asset Services administers and safeguards £600bn of assets across ten highly regulated markets. Link provides market-leading registrar and investor relations services across the UK and Channel Islands, with both jurisdictions forming part of our global office network spanning Europe, Africa, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East. Link can offer a holistic solution in support of global stock market listings.

Link Market Services is part of Link Asset Services and offers a global integrated end-to-end suite of services incorporating core registry, capital markets, share plan administration, analytics, meeting and voting services, and multi-channel investor communications, as well as various specialist value-added functions, e.g. company secretarial, accounting and fund administration support. We offer industry-leading shareholder services to a wide range of corporates, issuers and business managers. We are the largest UK share registrar providing services to more than 1,300 companies, large and small, across the UK and globally, including 124 of the FTSE 350. Our global office network spanning Europe, Africa, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East means Link can offer a holistic solution in support of global stock market listings.




Liberum is an independent investment bank with offices in London and New York. Founded in 2007, we believed then, as we do now, that doing the right thing by our clients at all times is the path to success.

Our Equities division provides sales, research and trading services to institutional investors, specialising in all-cap pan-European equity research across ten pillars with deep sector knowledge.

Our Investment Banking division provides advice and execution services to UK plcs, including corporate broking, equity capital markets and M&A.

Liberum’s success was most recently reflected in the 2017 Extel Awards, at which Liberum was voted top three in 15 categories, including No.1 UK Small and Mid-Cap Corporate Broking.




Media partner:

Financial Times 

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% revenues from its journalism.