LDC reaches £1million fundraising milestone at annual charity quiz

LDC’s annual charity quiz is always a night to remember – and this year’s event was no exception as it saw us hit the £1million mark for money raised for good causes since 2005.

Our 11th annual quiz took place on 12th October 2016 and saw 169 teams compete to be crowned 2016 champion. They gathered at venues near our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Aberdeen, Nottingham and Reading, with Cardiff hosting an event for the first time since the office opened.

After an evening of fierce competition, the winner emerged in Birmingham, as Orbis Partners claimed bragging rights for the next 12 months. GCA Altium in Manchester took second place, while it was back to Birmingham for third spot, which was taken by BDO.

Just under £150,000 was raised on the night, thanks to generous team donations and 'on the night' fundraising events. This helped us pass the landmark million-pound mark, with just over £1million having now been raised since we started the quiz 11 years ago.

All funds gathered on the night will be distributed to our local LDC charity partners - Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Camp Mohawk, Children In Need, Francis House, London Air Ambulance, Maggie’s (Yorkshire), Special Nursery and When You Wish Upon A Star.

We’d like to thank everyone who over the years has helped us raise an outstanding amount for such deserving causes. All eyes are already on next year’s event, when we’ll be looking to raise even more money to fund the great work that these organisations do.

Notes to Editors

  1. LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  
  2. LDC backs ambitious management teams from UK-based medium sized companies seeking up to £100m of investment to fund management buyouts or development capital transactions.
  3. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Healthcare, Industrials, Retail & Consumer, TMT, Travel & Leisure, Support Services, Construction & Property and Financial Services.
  4. LDC has a UK regional network with locations in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading.