Backing ambition in the South - by Yann Souillard Head of LDC in London and the South

Reading is home to many ambitious mid-sized firms, which have helped the city to become a major economic powerhouse in the South East.

Manufacturers benefit from Reading’s unrivalled supply chain links, while technology companies cluster around Thames Valley Science Park, sharing in the skills attracted to the area by tech giant Microsoft.

LDC has been a major investor in the area since 2000, backing more than 60 businesses with £675m in growth capital over that time. We are proud to say that our portfolio businesses now support more than 5,000 jobs in the area, turning over £500m between them.

With its links to London, and the development of Crossrail, Reading’s future is assured - as is our commitment to helping local firms meet their growth goals.

Backing Business Ambition 2017