Published: 21 September 2017

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Automated Intelligence (AI) has taken part in an historic opening ceremony at the London Stock Exchange.

The opening ceremony is a globally recognised symbol of the start of UK trading.

AI took part in the celebrations, along with Sir Damon Buffini, to mark the company’s last day on London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE Programme.

ELITE is a business support and capital raising programme, developing and supporting ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth.

Partnered with Imperial College Business School in the UK, ELITE delivers a three part service of education, business support, mentoring and access to an ecosystem of professionals fostering growth and innovation.

CEO of Automated Intelligence, Mark Godfrey, said, “It was an honour to be involved in such a significant tradition. The learnings we have gathered from ELITE, as well as the access to funding and the wider UK business community, has had a real impact on Automated Intelligence. We are primed for the next stage of growth.”

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Automated Intelligence was one of just 16 firms from around the UK to join the programme in its fifth cohort in 2016.

UK Head of ELITE, Umerah Akram, said, “ELITE is committed to giving business stars of the future the very best chance to succeed, providing them with access to appropriate expertise and capital. It is a unique, strong community of the best and most dynamic entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and business school academics from the UK, Europe and around the world.”

Special Market Open Ceremonies take place at 8am at London Stock Exchange Headquarters in Paternoster Square.

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