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Richard’s appointment underlines our commitment to increase our support for businesses across the West Midlands. As an entrepreneur himself, Richard shares the ambitious mindset of the management teams that we support and this, alongside his strong leadership skills, will make him a valuable asset to our team. I’m excited to have him on board."

Chris Handy
Partner and Head of LDC in the West Midlands

This year LDC has also increased its support for worthwhile local causes. Through its annual charity quiz, the team recently raised over £18,500 for The Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

In partnership with The Prince’s Trust, LDC is also supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs based in the West Midlands – such as Birmingham-based Sanaa gift store. In July, LDC announced it had more than doubled its nationwide commitment to The Prince’s Trust to support 10,000 young people to start, sustain and grow their business.

LDC’s West Midlands team collected three awards at Insider’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2022. The team was awarded International Deal of the Year for the exit of Solid Solutions to US-based TriMech, Mid-Market Deal of the Year for its investment in Kingswood, and Deal of the Year for the exit of Forest Holidays to Sykes Holiday Cottages.