Social Stock Exchange Member Scoops Small Cap Award

London, June 23rd, 2017 – the Social Stock Exchange – Europe’s only public market for impact investing – is delighted to announce that at last night’s annual Small Cap Awards, two member firms were heralded for their significant achievements over the last 12 months.

Obtala – a multi-industry African business which prides itself on delivering positive social impacts in the countries, economies and communities in which it operates – won the title of Social Impact Company of the Year, whilst Capital for Colleagues – the investment vehicle focused on employee owned businesses – was nominated as a finalist in both the Social Impact Company of the Year and the NEX Exchange Company of the Year categories.

The annual Small Cap Awards is now in its fifth year, celebrating the best and rewarding the finest in the sub-£150m market cap quoted company sector, with over 200 guests attending this year.

Tomás Carruthers, Chief Executive of the Social Stock Exchange, commented:

“I would like to extend my congratulations to all the winners and nominees at last night’s awards – especially the two Social Stock Exchange members. This recognition confirms that investors in public markets can find companies generating meaningful social as well as financial returns. Impact investing is no passing fad. 

The Social Stock Exchange was founded in 2013 and now has 57 members with a collective valuation of over £2bn. For further details on how to apply for membership or to invest in an impact business, visit

About the Social Stock Exchange

The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world’s first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities. The aim of the exchange is to help these businesses connect with investors and unlock capital at scale.  All issuer member companies must meet a rigorous set of criteria before joining, including the publication of an Impact Report.

Approved membership of the Social Stock Exchange stands at 57 firms.

In January 2015, the Social Stock Exchange and NEX (formerly known as ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange Limited or “ISDX”) launched the Social Stock Exchange branded market segment for impact businesses.

The Social Stock Exchange Ltd (FRN: 625231) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Limited (FRN: 582160) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK.

NEX is a Recognised Investment Exchange operating a regulated market and a growth market and provides a secondary market trading facility.  NEX is supervised by the FCA.

For more information please contact:

Tony Cross
Director of Communications, Social Stock Exchange
T: +44 7973 284 749

Tomás Carruthers
Social Stock Exchange
T: +44 (0) 203 608 8056

Sara-Louise Porter
Social Stock Exchange
T: +44 (0) 203 608 8841