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Scotland: Backing Growth Beyond Borders

Today, our Backing Business Ambition campaign visits Scotland – the fourth leg of our journey across Britain as we continue our search for 35 inspiring medium-sized businesses. 

For a country as vast as this, it is not surprising to see so many companies with a stand out ambition to succeed. Stretching from the oil centre of Aberdeen to the bustling central belt between Glasgow and Edinburgh, these firms are the driving force of Scotland’s economy.

While the make-up of the business community may have shifted over time, from Scotland’s position as an industrial powerhouse to an economy that today also boasts a booming services sector, it is the diversity of Scottish companies that truly catches the eye. Our top five firms reinforce that point.

Their stories demonstrate success across industries as diverse as financial services, manufacturing and construction. Yet there remains one common theme among them all.

Each firm has a clear ambition to be the best in its field. Whether success is achieved through strong leadership, innovation, growth or exports, each management team is delivering on its goals.

This mirrors our own experience in Scotland. In the last three years alone we have deployed nearly £60m of capital to support the growth aspirations of firms across the country.

From supporting Inverness-based helicopter operator PDG Helicopters to backing innovative manufacturer CMS Window Systems, which hails from Cumbernauld, we are continuing to help management teams build scale and drive growth.

What's more, there are many more mid-sized firms across the country with that same potential – and we're on point, ready to help them get there.

Read more about LDC’s Backing Business Ambition campaign in partnership with the Daily Telegraph in today’s edition, or visit the online hub.  

From Scotland’s position as an industrial powerhouse to an economy that today also boasts a booming services sector, it is the diversity of Scottish companies that truly stands out