Clifford Thames management team celebrated being awarded South East Mid-Market team of the year at the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards, produced in association with Grant Thornton UK LLP last night.

The Awards recognise and reward brilliant businesses backed by UK private equity and venture capital investors up and down the country.

The event attended by senior industry figures, parliamentarians and major players in corporate Britain saw Clifford Thames celebrate alongside other winners which include Pizza Hut, Captify, Blis and Hollywood Bowl.

Over the past year we have watched UK investment thrive, and this is particularly true for London and the South East. The BVCA Management Team Awards highlight some of the fantastic teams making their mark across the country, and recognise excellence that is encouraged and supported by private equity and venture capital.
— Charlie Johnstone, Chair of the South East judging panel and Partner at ECI Partners LLP

Since supporting Clifford Thames in 2014 through a management buyout, LDC’s investment has allowed Clifford Thames to refresh the brand and push new business initiatives.  The judges said “Since the MBO Calvin Barnett and his team have truly embraced the freedom and resources available through private equity backing. They have taken an established brand and through investing in technology, brand and acquisitions have transformed Clifford Thames into an international market leader.”

Being acknowledged and nominated was great but actually winning is fantastic. We’re thrilled that the teams hard work and dedication has been recognised externally and feel incredibly proud of this accolade.
— Calvin Barnett, CEO

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