BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc is a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. The Company's principal activity is portfolio investment. The Company's prime objective is to achieve long-term capital growth for shareholders through investment mainly in smaller the United Kingdom quoted companies, which are listed on the London Stock Exchange or on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The Company has investments in various sectors, including oil and gas, basic materials, industrials, consumer goods, healthcare, consumer services, financials, technology and Utilities. BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited is the investment manager and BlackRock Fund Managers Limited is the alternative investment fund manager of the Company.