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Ambitious Leadership: How to Grow a Successful Business and Stay Resilient

28 Jun 2021

As part our My Ambition series, in partnership with Management Today, we are sharing stories from a selection of business leaders who chose to partner with LDC, uncovering how they realised their ambitions and what they have learned on their journey to success.

Three business leaders joined a panel discussion, chaired by Management Today’s editor in chief Robert Jeffery, to talk about their experience of growing a business from a mid-sized firm to a multinational firm.

The discussion featured:

Martin McKay, CEO of Texthelp, who secured investment from LDC in 2019 and increased revenues by 40 per cent during the 18-month partnership.

• Tracy Lewis, former-CEO of Eveden, which grew to a multinational fashion brand with the support of LDC.

• Gehan Talwatte, former-CEO of Ascend, who with LDC’s backing transformed an aircraft database business into the world’s leading provider of analytics, data and advice to the aircraft leasing and financing community.

The common thread amongst each of these business leaders is ambition, which spurred them on to their success.

You can watch the panel discussion below:

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All entrepreneurs take risks and that’s what differentiates you from other people. What’s important is trying to calculate the risk and establish what the outcome might be. That’s where having a supportive investment partner makes the difference – giving you someone to sense check those important decisions with.”
Tracy Lewis, former-CEO
Eveden

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