Over the course of MML’s investment in LCG, Richard worked closely with Brenda McLeish (LCG’s CEO), to successfully grow the business. Following five acquisitions, and the development of a sector leading management team, LCG has become one of the largest and most diverse education service providers in the UK as well as a Sunday Times’ Top 100 company to work for.
The business now works with over 4,500 employers every year and reaches over 120,000 learners through academies, accredited learning content, apprenticeship programmes and government funded training. In addition, the business moved to state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, won numerous industry and private equity awards for its work with disadvantaged young people and, most importantly, achieved its aim of improving “a million lives by 2020”.
Brenda McLeish, CEO at LCG said:
“Working with Richard and the team at MML has been a fantastic experience. With their support we have grown significantly, becoming one of the leading education and training providers in the UK. We appreciate the trust they placed in us and the close support they provided.”
At PIE, Richard supported management to facilitate over 30 acquisitions during a three-year partnership, creating a leading tech-enabled property search platform for Property Conveyancing Services, before successfully exiting via a trade sale to Dye and Durham Limited, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed legal technology provider.
Whilst the Real Deals accolade is primarily focussed on 2020, recognition is also due for Richard’s exceptional investment track record, leading MML’s very successful investments and exits of ATA Group, Optionis and CH&Co; as well as MML’s more recent investments into Spencer Ogden and BSN Social Care.