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LDC encouraged me to enter the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t have had the skill for the IPO meetings."

Debbie Bestwick MBE, Founder and CEO
Team17

We opened our doors in Yorkshire & the North East in 1989 and have supported more than 60 of the region’s most ambitious management teams since. In the past five years alone, our team has invested over £300m to back 15 businesses across the region.

Our portfolio spans sectors as diverse as retail and construction through to technology, healthcare and support services and includes software and services company NBS, video games business Team17 and cycling brand ZyroFisher.

Collectively, the regional portfolio generates more than £850m in revenues and supports more than 5,000 jobs.

Our team is also supporting the buy and build strategies of a number of portfolio companies. These include specialist lettings agents Linley & Simpson, where the team completed five acquisitions in the first five months of our partnership, and pest control business Pelsis – which expanded in 2018 following the acquisition of US-based Curtis Gilmore.

>Contact the team in Leeds

>Contact the team in Newcastle

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LDC encouraged me to enter the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t have had the skill for the IPO meetings."

Debbie Bestwick MBE, Founder and CEO
Team17


Yorkshire & North East team

John Garner

Head of New Business

National

+44 (0)113 235 5051

Gareth Marshall

Head of Newcastle

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)113 235 5054

Leigh Daveran

Investment Director

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)113 235 5059

Dan Smith

Investment Director

Yorkshire & North East

+44 (0)113 235 5056

Mike Barker

Investment Director

Yorkshire & North East

Zara Lane

Origination Director

Yorkshire & North East, Scotland

+44 (0)7880 788 946