Backing Business Ambition 2017
We’re scouring the heartlands of England, Scotland and Wales to create a unique map of the nation’s most entrepreneurial activity, shining a spotlight on those companies that are standing head and shoulders above the rest - those that are showing real determination to grow, to export, to innovate and to lead.
You will be able to read their stories here.
Wales marked our third stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Western Mail on the 28th June 2017, read more below.Dynamic Welsh business leaders set sights on ambitious growth plansRadnor Hills has a thirst for growthRevenues soar at aviation maverick AerFinWelsh innovator brings drinking water to worlds danger zonesVision to Value - Retail superstar Joules woos WalesCommitted to helping Welsh business grow and success - by Dewi Hughes, Head of LDC in Wales
The West Midlands marked the first stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Birmingham Post on the 15th June 2017, read more below.Britain's workshop hammers out record economic growthIntelligent software firm joins the fight against cyber criminalsThe carmaker driving innovation in autonomous vehiclesIT problem solver helps clients of all sizes adapt to the digital ageVision to Value: Bringing the music hall into the 21st centuryBacking ambition in the Midlands - by Andy Lyndon, Head of LDC in the Midlands
Yorkshire marked the seventh stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in The Yorkshire Post on the 21st September, read more below.Yorkshire is the jewel in the UK’s entrepreneurial crownGlobal knowledge business bringing research to lifeEnergy drink brand boosts sales through exports and innovationQuality craftsmanship opens doors for DistinctionVision to Value: Climate change means this disaster recovery expert is in high demandBacking ambition in Yorkshire – by John Garner, Head of LDC in Yorkshire and the North East
Scotland marked the sixth stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in The Herald on the 14th September 2017, read more below.Meet the Scottish midmarket firms with ambition to spareAltia-ABM chases financial fraudsters out of the shadowsMcLaren has the whisky packaging business all wrapped upNo glitches at software testing specialist Edge TestingVision to Value: CMS seizes window of opportunityCommitted to helping Scottish business grow and succeed - by Mark Kerr, Director and Head of LDC in Scotland
The East Midlands marks the final stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Nottingham Post on the 19th October, read more below.Why entrepreneurs choose to be in the East MidlandsBabystyle strolls into successMeet Agilitas, the IT specialist’s IT specialistA Peppermint-fresh take on legal servicesVision to Value: LDC backs secondary buyout of Addo Food GroupBacking Business Ambition in the East Midlands by John Green, Head of LDC in the East Midlands
The North East marked the fifth stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in The Journal on the 12th July 2017, read more below.Local business champions from the North East show global ambitionNatural slushie specialist Krush-es the competitionZeroLights virtual reality cars drive consumers wildDrinks maker combines shot of innovation with a measure of heritageVision to Value - Cycling firm speeds to victoryBacking ambition in the North East - by John Garner, Head of LDC in Yorkshire and the North East
The South West marked the second stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Bristol Post on the 21st June 2017, read more below.South West's thriving midmarket clusters around BristolFitness innovator flexes its musclesHow technology has delivered results for global recruiterInjecting innovation into NHS servicesVision to Value: Keeping it cool with A-GasBacking ambition in the South West - by Alistair Pendleton, Head of LDC in the South West & Wales
London marked the ninth stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in City AM on the 5th October, read more below.London is the ultimate launchpad for business ambitionThe baby food brand that wants no child to go hungryData specialist turns legislative curve ball into big opportunityThe small company building big consumer brandsVision to Value: Digital technology house turns paper into goldBacking Business Ambition in London - by Yann Souillard Director and Head of LDC in the South
The North West marked the tenth stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Manchester Evening News on the 12th October, read more below.Meet the entrepreneurs driving economic growth in the North WestWould you like a receptionist worthy of James Bond?The duo bringing an authentic taste of South AmericaThe life-saving technology born in the North WestVision to Value: International sales drive growth at Mini-CamBacking Business Ambition in the North West by Jonathan Bell, Director and Head of LDC in the North West
Oxford marked our eighth stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Oxford Times on the 28th September 2017, read more below.Academic heavyweight Oxford also giant of industryMedical innovation proves just the tonicMotion capture expert seizes global opportunityTwo-wheeled brand zooms ahead of rivalsVision to Value: Britain's supply chains now depend on this tech innovatorBacking ambition in the South - by Yann Souillard, Director and Head of LDC in the South
Reading marked the fourth stop on our Backing Business Ambition 2017 tour. Featured in the Reading Chronicle on the 6th July 2017, read more below.Mid-market ambition helps Reading become Britain's growth capitalBrexit stirs up sales for hard water specialist‘Kids swot while you shop’ strategy boosts tutoring firmThis drug delivery firm stays cool under pressureVision to Value - Hair and beauty brand Rush on track to be a cut above the restBacking ambition in the South - by Yann Souillard Head of LDC in London and the South
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