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WELCOME FROM YANN SOUILLARD

The South of England has a rich and varied business landscape and, despite the economic uncertainty in recent months, the momentum of the region’s business community hasn’t faltered. 

There are a great deal of positive movements happening on our doorstep. Notably, the recent government support for a third runway at Heathrow airport and the £200million committed investment in Gatwick airport in 2017, which will underpin the region’s status as one of the UK’s leading transport hubs. As Crossrail begins to take shape we’ll soon start to feel the benefits of improved rail links across the region, which will have a knock-on effect for local businesses.

Our job is to help management teams capitalise on opportunity, ensuring firms across the region have the access to capital and expertise to achieve scale and build value. In line with this, LDC has pledged to invest over £1.2billion over the next three years to support the growth of ambitious mid-sized businesses throughout the UK.