Clogau has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.

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Clogau is a second generation family business based in Wales who are proud to continue a long tradition of creating jewellery that is expertly hand-crafted and uniquely designed, containing rare Welsh gold – staying true to their Welsh roots and celebrating their Royal connections.

The Clogau brand was founded in 1989 with just five pieces of jewellery and a handful of Welsh retailers. Over 26 years later, Clogau has firmly established itself as a nationally-renowned brand that is sold worldwide in leading jewellery stores, on-line and on some of the world’s best airlines.

Clogau Managing Director, Ben Roberts commented: “Clogau, alongside the other businesses in the list, is identified as exceeding sector averages for compound annual growth, in addition to spearheading innovation and creating new jobs within our field. We’re delighted to be recognised as a ‘Business to Inspire Britain’ and particularly proud to be one of the 25 chosen from Wales.”

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Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why today’s event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses.

“Today’s celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”

Writing in the publication, The Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP said: “UK high-growth businesses are leading the charge in rebuilding our economy. These companies are the backbone of the British economy. They create high-quality, well paid jobs, innovate and drive economic growth. This government fully understands the need to support ambitious entrepreneurs and ensure they can access the finance they need to grow.

“We have held the steadfast belief that –alongside deficit reduction – nurturing entrepreneurs, creating jobs, supporting hard-working families and keeping taxes low would get the UK economy back on track. Our measures to increase access to finance for business and encourage more investment have had a transformative effect on our economy.”

A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com

Written by Rachel Roberts

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