Underpinning all that we do

At LDC we have been partnering with ambitious management teams for more than 35 years, helping them to grow their business and increase shareholder value.

While our work with each business is different, there is always one constant - an approach that champions ambition and partnership. We recognise that this underpins success and places ambition at the heart of everything we do.


Welcome to ‘Guiding Ambition’ a series of guides designed to help business owners secure and manage external investment, featuring practical tips and advice from both successful business leaders and experienced investors.

The first is ‘Investment Ready in 5 Steps’ where we start by considering how to prepare your business for investment.

To mark the culmination of 2017’s Backing Business Ambition tour LDC has partnered with The Telegraph at its annual Festival of Business on 7th November.

Here we will celebrate and showcase the success stories of those driving business growth across the UK.

Backing Business Ambition 2017

Over the past twelve months, we travelled the length and breadth of the country as part of our annual Backing Business Ambition tour, where we have uncovered some of the standout success stories that make the British economy such a vibrant place to do business. Read more about these ambitious businesses from every corner of the UK.

Extraordinary Ambition

LDC ambassador smashes records to cycle around the world in less than 80 days

LDC ambassador and ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont has completed his 80-day challenge ahead of schedule and has been officially named the first person to cycle around the world in 78 days.

Around the World: In Numbers

1 Man
15 Countries
16 Hours cycling every day
78 Days
240 Miles a day
Total Distance
18,000 miles in total

Backing Business Ambition 2016

We have been backing the ambitions of British business since 1981, supporting the aspirations of almost 550 small and mid-sized companies that form the backbone of the UK economy.

To mark this milestone, and to celebrate these unsung heroes, over the coming months we will be sharing a collection of interviews, success stories and videos. We are also partnering with the Daily Telegraph to identify 35 of the most ambitious businesses across the UK, in our 35th year.

Are you an Ambitious Business Leader?

If you’d like to find out more about how a partnership with LDC can help you grow your business, get in touch with one of our experienced investment professionals.

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