Carl Castledine partnered with Richard Whitwell and the LDC team to support organic and acquisitive growth at holiday park operator Away Resorts.

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LDC hasn’t interfered with us operationally. We are diligent about providing information about what we want to do and how, and then they let us get on with it. The relationship is collaborative, not dictatorial.”

Carl Castledine, CEO
Away Resorts


Our Midlands team has invested over £1.3bn in more than 170 ambitious management teams across the region to help them build market-leading businesses.

We are actively looking to support more ambitious management teams with a clear track record for growth right across the region.

In the last 12 months, we’ve invested in four businesses from the Midlands with a total enterprise value of over £200m, including Chesterfield-based B2B car finance broker Evolution Funding and Nottingham-headquartered IT specialist Littlefish.

Our current portfolio in the Midlands is incredibly diverse including technology, engineering, travel & leisure businesses. Together they generate combined revenues of more than £3bn and employ more than 7,500 people across the region and beyond.

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Read our latest newsletter ‘Central View 2020’ below:


Midlands team

Richard Whitwell

Head of Region

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6517

Rob Schofield

Director

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6503

Chris Handy

Director

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6504

David Bains

Investment Director

Midlands

+44 (0)115 947 1280

John Green

Investment Director

Midlands

+44 (0)115 947 1280

Phil Hinson

Investment Director

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6533

Mark Howden

Investment Director

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6518

Matt Newbold

Investment Director

Midlands

+44 (0)115 947 1280

Josh Brown

Investment Manager

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6500

Gary Ward

Origination Director

Midlands

+44 (0)121 237 6512