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Accelerating Ambition

Our core mission is to accelerate the ambitions of the business leaders of the UK’s most extraordinary companies by thinking big and being bigger. We believe this is best done by demystifying the financial landscape , sharing success stories and motivating and educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. We want the UK to be the best place in the world to scale a business and are focused on driving innovation and a growth mindset to build UK plc and scale the businesses of tomorrow.

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Ambition Nation Listed 50

Identifying and celebrating the achievements of some of the UK's best businesses .  Here at finnCap, we see our listed SMEs as the lifeblood of our economy. We wanted to celebrate that, in a way that was totally objective.  The Ambition Nation Listed 50 acknowledges the best of the best in small and medium sized companies.  It is driven by key metric fundamentals - growth and quality as ranked by finnCap's equity analysis tool, The Slide Rule.

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Driving Ambition Series


Ambition Nation Listed 50 Awards - Winners 2020

finnCap Group extends our huge congratulations to the 2020 winners of Ambition Nation Listed 50 Awards, celebrating the UK's leading small and medium UK-listed companies that offer the best blend of growth and quality.

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Driving Ambition Interview Series

Driving Ambition Interview Series

As part of the Ambition Nation Listed 50, we want to put business leaders in the driving seat, to dig a little deeper into what makes these innovative companies tick. Our presenter Oli Barrett MBE interviews a diverse selection of CEOs to find out more about their growth, the importance of being listed and how they are working towards a sustainable future.

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Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series

The level of investment in female-led companies remains dismally low. With the Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series, we aim to change things, by offering the chance for ambitious female leaders to learn from the experiences of their peers, create better networks for each other, demystify the financial jargon and find out what really makes a compelling business case to invest in.

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Events and Insights

esg reporting

Should ESG reporting be as important as 123 for your business?

ESG is no longer a last-minute addendum to financial reporting. In successful and forward-thinking companies, the two must go hand in hand. Our panel discusses why ESG reporting is important to investors and mitigating risks, with contributions from Manjula Lee (CEO, World Wide Generation), Helene Roberts (CEO, Robinson Plc), Beth Houghton (Partner, Palantine Private Equity) and Polly McMaster (Founder, The Fold).

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Female Leaders Series

Discover insights, videos, podcasts and interviews from the finnCap Ambition Nation: Female Leaders Series, including our full playlist of YouTube videos from past Female Leaders Series events.

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