London, 10 February 2017
Chamber members at today's London Stock Exchange 'Market Open' ceremony
The guest of honour at today’s Market Open ceremony, held at 8am in the heart of the City of London at the London Stock Exchange (LSE), was the Vice-President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis. He was there to celebrate ‘Capital Markets Union’ (CMU), the European Commission’s initiative aimed at reducing cross-country barriers and widening SME companies’ access to equity finance, so that they can grow more easily and create jobs. In addition the LSE has just published its ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report, in which it identifies the 1000 fastest growing SMEs in the EU, including 22 from Portugal.
The LSE invited several innovative and fast-growing Portuguese companies in the UK, selected by the Chamber, to be present at today’s ceremony, including Cristina Carvalho from Abaco, Ramiro Salgado from Xplor-it, Pedro Sena from Youzz and also Rui Boavista Marques, from AICEP Portugal Global. Congratulations to all!