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Meet the entrepreneurs driving economic growth in the North West

Throughout 2017, LDC is searching the entrepreneurial heartlands of England, Scotland and Wales as part of its Backing Business Ambition tour, to uncover and showcase Britain's most inspiring and ambitious businesses. Today, we visit the North West.

There are more than half a million privately-owned businesses headquartered in the North West, spanning a diverse range of sectors.  

And according to new research, the region’s small and medium-sized businesses are set for growth. A new study by Hampshire Trust Bank and the CEBR suggests SME's economic contribution in Greater Manchester alone is set to rise from £13bn in 2016 to £17bn by 2025.

Here, we speak to four of the most ambitious business in the region.

From telematics company Trak Global and PA service Moneypenny, to gaucho restaurant chain Fazenda and innovative manufacturer Mini-Cam, there is one common theme emerging. The North West is a great place to do business.