BACKING BUSINESS AMBITION
This year marks LDC’s 40th in business. Since 1981, we’ve supported over 650 management teams and invested more than £5.5bn in mid-sized businesses.
And in 2021, we remain just as keen to support ambitious management teams across every region and sector of the UK economy.Why LDC?
for 40 years
We are sharing inspirational stories from our current and past portfolio company leaders to mark 40 years of backing ambitious mid-market businesses across the UK.
Are you or do you know an ambitious business leader?
The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders – supported by The Times – aims to find and celebrate the inspirational leaders behind growing medium-sized businesses from every sector and region of the UK economy.
The Year Ahead at 40Few of us will ever look back on another year like 2020. The pandemic created a unique set of challenges for us all professionally and personally. Some faced adversity, others found opportunity, and everyone felt uncertainty.
But an important characteristic in the management teams we have partnered with over the last 40 years is that of ambition. And last year showed just how resilient ambition can be.
Read our Year Ahead at 40 to learn about our approach in 2020 and over the last 40 years and our perspective on what the future holds. The Year Ahead at 40 : Discover more Discover more
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The Prince’s Trust
Backing Youth AmbitionIn 2019 LDC partnered with The Prince’s Trust to support over 1,200 young entrepreneurs across the UK over the next three years.
Backing Youth Ambition aims to help young people explore and launch their own businesses through start-up grants and additional funding for The Prince’s Trust’s Enterprise Programme.
In our first year, our Backing Youth Ambition partnership has contributed £431,000 to support more than 650 young entrepreneurs, through donations, volunteering, event attendance and mentoring. Backing Youth Ambition : Discover more Discover more