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Backing ambition in the North East - by John Garner, Head of LDC in Yorkshire and the North East

Beyond its strong industrial heritage, the North East is home to fast-growing sectors such as technology and financial services, as well as a thriving food and drink scene.

We’ve been in the region for almost 30 years and over this time have backed all kinds of businesses.

From Quantum Pharmaceuticals, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of tailor-made medicines, to cycling distributor ZyroFisher, helping them to meet their growth ambitions.

We specialise in helping our portfolio businesses make the contacts they need, drive sales and turbocharge growth.

I’ve noticed that many of the innovative businesses in this region don’t get the attention they deserve. It’s a quirk of British culture that many of these entrepreneurs choose to be modest about their achievements, which is why it’s so important for us to shout about them. 

Backing Business Ambition 2017