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Volcanic Represents the North West in ELITE

TEAM Service Provider Volcanic a Manchester-based specialist recruitment technology company, was this week welcomed on to the London Stock Exchange Group’s  ELITE programme for inspiring growth businesses.

16 UK businesses representing a diverse range of sectors were accepted onto the fifth cohort of the UK programme, with Volcanic the only company selected from the North West.  The total number of businesses in the ELITE community now stands at over 380 and generate over £25 billion in combined revenues, accounting for over 130,000 jobs.

Joining ELITE follows a strong first quarter for Volcanic following a clutch of client wins including Grafton Recruitment, Meridian, Cast UK and TEAM. Volcanic’s bespoke software platform has set it apart from competitors and revolutionised the market for recruitment websites, directly addressing the challenge of attracting and engaging with candidates.

CEO of Volcanic, Rob Wilde, said: “Being the only North West business accepted onto the ELITE programme at this time demonstrates how far we have come since the business was founded in 2010. Since then we have gone from one office in Manchester to having representation across the UK with offices in Liverpool and London, before expanding internationally into Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore. We fully anticipate this list will continue to grow rapidly in the coming years.

“As a specialist recruitment technology company, we are witnessing a massively growing market both at home and internationally which poses even more exciting opportunities for Volcanic, which is why the ELITE network will be so important for us.”

ELITE is a business support programme run by the London Stock Exchange Group that aims to inspire growth in businesses around the world. The programme offers education, business support and direct contact with Europe’s financial and advisory community.

The Imperial College Business School in London helps to deliver the programme and management teams are guided on how best to fast-track their development and capital raising processes and how to access the most suitable funding for their needs.

Xavier Rolet, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group said: “As the European Commission’s pioneering Capital Markets Union work confirms, to truly unleash the potential of high growth firms, they need access to finance and financial knowledge, which LSEG is committed to delivering through ELITE.

“It is almost two years to the day since ELITE was launched in the UK, giving the brightest and fastest growing British businesses the opportunity to expand, innovate and create new jobs. I’m delighted to have charted the successes of the first group of UK companies, who this month also become the first to graduate from ELITE and warmly welcome today’s new companies at the start of their ELITE journeys.”

About Volcanic

Volcanic is a UK-based technology company specialising in delivering websites into the recruitment market. Founded in Manchester in 2010, rapid growth has led to offices being opened in London and Liverpool and a presence established in Mexico City, Japan and Singapore.  Volcanic has developed a unique software platform that has revolutionised the market for recruitment websites in the UK and is now expanding into the global market. Its unique proposition is based on using technology to solve the main challenge faced by recruiters – attracting and engaging more effectively with candidates.


ELITE offers businesses a full programme to help them grow, including education, business support and direct contact with Europe’s financial and advisory community. In the UK, Imperial College Business School helps deliver the programme. Management teams are guided on how best to fast-track their development and capital raising processes, how to access the most suitable funding for their needs, whether private equity, venture capital or the bond or equity markets, and given advice on building their profile and reach.

ELITE also allows its vibrant international advisor and investor community the opportunity to engage with a pool of high quality, dynamic companies and entrepreneurs, all of whom are open to the advice, opportunities and connections that the programme offers.

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