LDC - Leading the Way

Award winning company, team and deals

2017 Awards

  • Disrupter of the Year

    Debbie Bestwick MBE, CEO Team17 - EY Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Building a Better Working World

    Paul Thandi, CEO The NEC Group - EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider South West Dealmakers
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Alistair Pendleton - Insider South West Dealmakers
  • Deal of the Year

    ADEY - Insider South West Dealmakers
  • Mid-Market Team of the Year

    Ramco - BVCA Management Team Awards in Scotland
  • Large Business of the Year

    The NEC Group - West Midlands Business Masters Awards
  • Ambassador of the Year

    Paul Thandi (The NEC Group) - West Midlands Business Masters Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmakers
  • Deal of the Year for transactions over £10m

    ByBox - Insider South East Dealmakers
  • Large Company Management Team of the Year

    The NEC Group - BVCA Management Team Awards in the Midlands
  • Growth Management Team of the Year

    Team17 - BVCA Management Team Awards in Yorkshire and the North East
  • Mid-Market Team of the Year

    Clifford Thames - BVCA Management Team Awards in South East & London
  • Deal of the Year

    ByBox - Insider South East Dealmakers Awards
  • Large Deal of the Year

    ByBox - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Mid-Sized Deal of the Year

    Rush - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Young Dealmaker of the Year

    Chris Baker - Thames Valley Deal Awards

2016 Awards

  • Deal of the Year

    Zyro-Fisher - Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Joules (Flotation) - Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Rainmaker of the Year

    John Garner - TheBusinessDesk.com's Awards
  • M&A Deal of the Year

    Seabrook Crisps - TheBusinessDesk.com's Awards
  • Deal of the Year under £25m

    Bofa International - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Mid-Market Management Team of the Year

    Node4 - Midlands BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Social Responsibility Management Team of the Year

    Forest Holidays – Midlands BVCA Management Team Awards

2015 Awards

  • European Private Equity Firm of the Year (Exit performance)

    Mergermarket Awards

  • Dealmaking Private Equity Excellence

    Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Andy Lyndon - Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Deal of the Year

    NEC Group - Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Deal of the Year over £25m

    Clifford Thames - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Exit Management Team of the Year

    Metronet - North West BVCA Management Team Award
  • Exit Management Team of the Year

    Penn Pharma - Wales BVCA Management Team Awards

2014 Awards

  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    Solent Deal Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmakers
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Andy Grove - Insider East Midlands Dealmakers
  • Deal of the Year

    Joules - Insider East Midlands Dealmakers
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Ministry of Cake - Insider South West Dealmakers

  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Yann Souillard - Thames Valley Deal Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider South East Dealmakers
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Yann Souillard - Insider South East Dealmakers

2013 Awards

  • Deal of the Year

    MB Aerospace - Deal and Dealmakers Awards, Scotland
  • MBO/MBI of the Year

    MB Aerospace - Deal and Dealmakers Awards, Scotland
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    M&A Awards
  • Mid-Market Management Team of the Year

    A-Gas - National BVCA Management Team Awards
  • CEO of the Year

    Steve Oliver, Entertainment Magpie - National BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards
  • Mid-Market Management Team of the Year

    Bifold Group - North West BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Exit Management Team of the Year

    Eveden - Midlands BVCA Management Team Awards
  • CEO of the Year

    Tracy Lewis, Eveden - Midlands BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Mid-Market Management Team of the Year

    A-Gas - South West BVCA Management Team Awards
  • International Impact Team of the Year

    A-Gas - South West BVCA Management Team Awards

2012 Awards

  • Deal of the Year

    Bifold Group - Insider North West Dealmakers
  • Private Equity Team of the Year

    Insider North West Dealmakers
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmakers
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Central & East Dealmaker Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmakers Awards
  • International Impact Management Team of the Year

    A-Gas - BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Community & Environmental Action Award

    Forrest - BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Mid-Market Management Team of the Year

    Trustmarque Solution - North East BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Mid-Market Management Team of the Year

    Entertainment Magpie - North West BVCA Management Team Awards
  • Industry Award

    Ocean Outdoor - Lovecontent Awards 

2011 Awards

  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Provider of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Driver Hire - Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Central & East England Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    John Garner - Insider East Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider South West Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    A-Gas International - Insider South West Dealmaker Awards

2010 Awards

  • Mid-Market House of the Year

    Unquote" - British Private Equity Awards
  • Private Equity Team of the Year

    Insider Central and East England Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    John Garner - Insider East Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capital Firm of the Year

    Thames Valley Business Magazine
  • Mid-Market Deal of the Year

    Snell & Wilcox merger with Pro-Bel - Thames Valley Business Magazine

2009 Awards

  • Deal of the Year

    Quantum Specials - Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Provider of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Team of the Year

    Insider North West Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity House of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Nuclear Engineering Services Ltd - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Quantum Specials - Insider North East Dealmaker Awards

2008 Awards

  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Funding Team of the Year

    Insider East Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    LDC South - Insider South East Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capital Firm of the Year

    LDC South - Business Magazine Group Thames Valley Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capital Firm of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capital Deal of the Year

    Penn Pharmaceuticals - Insider Wales Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    EN North West Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Apollo Group - M&A Awards
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year

    GVA Grimley - Birmingham Post
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year

    CMG - Birmingham Post

2007 Awards

  • Venture Capital House of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    LDC South - Insider South East Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Insider South East Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Apollo Group - Insider South East Dealmaker Awards
  • Mid-Market House of the Year

    Unquote"
  • Venture Capital Firm of the Year

    LDC South - Business Magazine Group Thames Valley Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Business Magazine Group Thames Valley Dealmaker Awards
  • Private Equity Firm of the Year

    EN North West Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    EN North West Dealmaker Awards

2006 Awards

  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capital Firm of the Year

    Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Insider North West Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    St Tropez - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    St Tropez - Insider East Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Deal of the Year

    Electrium - Birmingham Post

2005 Awards

  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Insider Yorkshire Dealmaker Awards
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    Martin Draper - Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards
  • Dealmaker of the Year

    EN North West Dealmaker Awards

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