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Yorkshire and the North East: Backing the Magnetic North

Today, our Backing Business Ambition campaign lands in Yorkshire and the North East – the third leg of our journey across Britain in search of 35 inspiring medium-sized firms.

As a patch of the country stretching from The Pennines to the East coast and right up to the Scottish Borders, it’s hardly surprising to see the diversity of businesses on show.

The area plays host to several rather than a single business community and, despite the challenges of its post-industrial past, there are both established and emerging sectors where dozens of high-growth firms are prospering on a national and international level.

Their tales provide a snapshot of the region's finest mid-sized businesses with true ambition to lead, grow, export and innovate.

Since LDC first opened its doors in the region back in 1989, our Leeds-based team has backed 55 similarly ambitious businesses, providing more than £450m of equity to support their growth.

Pharmaceuticals, software, distribution, food and drink, engineering, business services – in almost every sector, we’ve partnered with some of the region’s most accomplished management teams, building scale as well as long-term, lasting value.

From supporting environmental services business Adler & Allan as it grows and expands its service offering, to fuelling international growth and enhancing the product portfolio of SSP, a leading provider of general insurance technology solutions.

As ever, there are dozens more mid-sized companies across the region with similar world-class potential.

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

In almost every sector, we’ve partnered with some of the region’s most accomplished management teams, building scale as well as long-term, lasting value