27 Feb Opening trading at the London Stock Exchange
Walking in the footsteps of Heads of States, Prime Ministers and leaders of industry from around the world, Bracknell’s MP, Dr Phillip Lee, last Friday performed the ceremony to officially open the market at the London Stock Exchange.
In the company of LSEG’s Chief Executive Xavier Rolet, and representatives of companies large and small from across Berkshire, Dr Lee placed a plaque in a specially prepared lectern and set the wheels in motion for trading across the City of London to commence.
At a reception after the ceremony, the Bracknell MP focussed on the importance of the Stock Exchange to the economic health of the country and predicted a time when equity funding could become a primary source of finance for businesses of all sizes.
Meanwhile, in these times when Britain is looking to expand its trade overseas, Mr Rolet highlighted the correlation between those companies who raise equity on the LSE and those who export to overseas customers.
Speaking about the visit, Dr Lee said:
“This was a great privilege for me and businesses across Berkshire. Since its inception over 300 years ago, the London Stock Exchange has brought together people who want to invest with innovators and entrepreneurs.
“Innovation is in our bloodstream in this area and if any Bracknell company has thought about investigating a float on one of the LSE’s many markets, I would be only too pleased to facilitate exploratory discussions between them and the LSE.”