Ash Mehta has recently been re-elected to the Quoted Companies Alliance executive committee, following a successful three year term with the non-profit organisation founded to represent the interests of smaller quoted companies



[UKPRwire, Wed Jan 13 2010] Orchard Growth CEO, Ash Mehta, has recently been re-elected to the executive committee of the Quoted Companies Alliance. The QCA is a non-profit organisation founded to represent the interests of smaller quoted companies; those companies quoted on AIM and PLUS markets or listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange but outside the FTSE 350. Ash's re-election follows a highly successful three year term on the committee, with the re-election leading to another three year term. For more information, call 0845 3700 303 or visit www.orchardgrowth.com.

"I'm delighted to be re-elected," commented Ash. "It's reassuring to know that the members have valued my contribution over the last three years, and are happy for me to continue my work with the QCA. I have a huge respect for the organisation, and have seen the benefits of its efforts for many of the companies I come into contact with during my role as CEO of Orchard Growth Partners." When asked what role the executive committee plays in the QCA, Ash explained; "There is such a diversity of issues that the companies we represent face that the QCA is divided into specialist committees. The executive committee keeps everything tied together, overseas and organises the activities of these committees and ensures that the information and findings that arise are used in the best way strategically."

"I feel that my position on the QCA executive committee has provided Orchard Growth with a CEO who understands in depth the issues faced by AIM-quoted companies," Ash added. "Orchard Growth works with AIM-quoted companies and being on the QCA executive committee enables us to see the issues affecting AIM and PLUS markets companies from the inside. It can be particularly challenging for these businesses, as they face the same issues as larger companies listed on the main Stock Exchange, but often don't have the resources or know how to be able to cope with them in the same way."

About Orchard Growth partners

Orchard Growth Partners provides companies across the UK with financial director services, whenever and wherever growing businesses need it. Orchard Growth specialises in providing interim and part time FDs for growth businesses, providing top level financial expertise without the usual costs and complications of employing a full time finance director. Orchard Growth's finance directors have both financial and commercial acumen, and are experts in strategic business planning and business growth consulting.

Orchard Growth Partners also provides extensive help to growing businesses that are seeking venture capital funding, or other types of small business fund raising. We have extensive connections with the business angel network and provide tailored help for growth businesses at all stages of the capital fund raising process. Our financial director services also assist owners with planning their business exit strategy and also prepare for initial public offerings. Orchard Growth Partners pride themselves upon providing the financial expertise to guide a business owner through the growing pains of business expansion, freeing them to concentrate on running their business.

Company: Orchard Growth Partners Ltd
Contact Name: Ash Mehta
Contact Email: orchard@momentumws.co.uk
Contact Phone: 0845 3700 303

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