About the report

  • Companies to inspire Africa

    A landmark report to identify Africa's most inspiring Small & Medium-sized Enterprises

“Companies to Inspire Africa” is inspired by LSEG’s hugely successful “1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain” and “1,000 Companies to Inspire Europe” reports, released annually to widespread industry and company support as well as extensive international media coverage since 2013. 

The African version of the report will draw on the same approach as the UK and European reports, creating a database of fast growing, ambitious private enterprises from across the continent as a means of highlighting the strength and diversity of African-run businesses to international investors.

The report will be formally published as a book of 150 pages, distributed to the companies identified and stakeholders across Africa and Europe. As well as containing the full index of companies, the book will bring to life their stories; discuss the challenges and opportunities facing high-growth African companies and the supporting role international investment can play in their development.

London Stock Exchange will support the launch of the report with a full international PR campaign encompassing media partnerships with African and international titles, launch events in London and Africa, and distribution of the report to every major African and international newspaper and newswire.