11 Aug 19
11 Aug 19
  • More than 1200 companies from across 42 countries, from over 36 sectors make up the global ELITE community.

  • ELITE companies are generating over €85 billion in combined revenues and account for over 490,000 jobs across Europe and internationally.

  • This initiative confirms the commitment of Squared Watermelon Ltd, which assists clients internationally with Financial Services, Marketing, Business Development, Branding and PR to support and promote the next generation of inspiring leaders as role models for future generations through the 21st Century Icon Awards. 

  • The 21st Century Icon Awards are Global, Unique and Distinctive. They Celebrate Success of the Next Generation and are the ultimate platform to connect the next generation of inspiring leaders and businesses.

Squared Watermelon Ltd announce London Stock Exchange Group’s business support and capital raising initiative, ELITE, continues its support this year for the 21st Century Icon Awards on 13th September 2019 through the 'ELITE Rising Star Award'.

The 21st Century Icon Awards since 2018 have included a new category, the 'ELITE Rising Star Award'. ELITE awards a place on London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE initiative, for the private business with over $5m of revenue that has shown significant growth over the last two years and genuine innovation in realising their goals. The winner of this Award will allow an undeniable rising star business to join the leading SME growth and fund raising platform in Europe. 

Tom Tyler, Global Head of Business Development, ELITE:
We were impressed with the success and calibre of nominees who came from 20 countries to participate in the Awards. The 21st Century Icon Awards are a unique global platform and we are delighted to be the 'Inspiring Entrepreneur Partner' again this year. ELITE continues to grow its network and is now connected with more companies and sectors, providing opportunities for ELITE companies to increase their exposure, strengthen their brand and grow their businesses. ELITE is passionate about supporting companies, connecting them to the skills, capital and networks to drive their growth". 

Tarun Ghulati, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer and Preeti Rana, Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Squared Watermelon Ltd
We are extremely pleased that London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE is continuing its support for the 21st Century Icon Awards. The ELITE Rising Star Award connects dynamic entrepreneurs to London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE ecosytem. We believe this is a fantastic opportunity for companies around the world to nominate themselves. It gives us immense satisfaction that the Awards are internationally acclaimed with the high calibre of finalists/winners, the global leaders making up the panel of judges, the notable partners and the world wide media coverage. The next generation of leaders and businesses are truly inspiring and we are excited to play our part in their continued success".