Plimsoll Productions is one of the largest independent television production companies in the UK.

Headquartered in Bristol, the international centre of the natural history television industry, Plimsoll Production's BAFTA, EMMY and Academy Award-winning team specialises in wildlife, documentary, live and factual entertainment shows and it is a global leader in natural history programmes.

LDC backs Plimsoll Productions in £80million deal

In August 2019 Plimsoll Productions (“Plimsoll”) partnered with LDC in a deal valuing the company around £80million.  LDC has invested for a minority equity stake in Plimsoll.

LDC is backing Plimsoll’s ambitious management team, led by CEO and Founder Grant Mansfield, Chief Operating Officer Christine Owen and a team of creative talent that includes Head of Natural History Martha Holmes, Head of Documentaries Richard Klein, Creative Director Tom Hugh-Jones, Head of Live James Smith, Head of Factual Entertainment Karen Plumb and President of International Production and Development Andrew Jackson.

With LDC’s support and investment, Mansfield and his team will continue to drive the business forward, invest in its natural history and documentary divisions as well as drive further expansion into the US and new global markets.

For us, this deal is about giving Plimsoll Productions extra support and expertise to build on our success. We will be adding to our creative firepower and aiming to create ever more entertaining and ambitious shows for our clients, and their audiences. LDC is the perfect partner to support our growth plan.
Grant Mansfield, CEO and Founder, Plimsoll Productions