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South West and Wales: Backing a hub of innovation and enterprise

Today, our Backing Business Ambition campaign visits the South West and Wales – the fifth leg of our journey across Britain as we continue our search for 35 inspiring mid-sized businesses. 

From a hub of innovation in the South West to the magnet of enterprise that is Wales, we’re seeing a swathe of companies that have their sights set firmly on growth. Here, we take a look at just five of them.

Their stories are diverse - from manufacturing and business services to technology and transport. Yet they all exude ambition and they are all driving growth, be it through exports and innovation or expert leadership.

Our own experience of investing in the region reflects this. Over the years we’ve supported the vision of many management teams, and we continue to provide the financial firepower and strategic guidance these firms need to help them achieve their ambitions.

From backing cake and dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake, in a deal that is helping the business drive growth through innovative new products and exporting to new markets, to supporting Tredegar-based Penn Pharma as it increased revenues from £17m to £30m during LDC’s tenure.

While these are only two examples, we know there are dozens more mid-sized firms with that same potential – and we’re 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 a hub of innovation in the South West to the magnet of enterprise that is Wales, we’re seeing a swathe of firms that have their sights set firmly on growth