We are on the hunt for the Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders

Are you the UK’s most ambitious business leader?

Do you know the UK’s most ambitious business leader?

This year, supported by The Telegraph, we will scour the length and breadth of the UK to uncover and celebrate 50 of the UK’s most inspirational business leaders.

These individuals will not only have a track record of delivering standout business results while making a measurable contribution to their region’s economy, they will consistently demonstrate the ambition, drive and determination to succeed.

Free to enter, you can either nominate or self-nominate by completing a quick and easy online questionnaire.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on 11th May 2018.

"The stories we uncover will not only remind us all of the scale of ambition and endeavour that this country has to offer, it should also inspire other entrepreneurs, and help them to pursue their dreams."

Rebecca Burn-Callander is the former Enterprise Editor for the Telegraph and is also an Editor and Judge for The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders.

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Backing Business Ambition

We have previously uncovered and celebrated some of the standout success stories that make the British economy such a vibrant place to do business. Read more about ambitious businesses from every corner of the UK and how ambition and partnership enabled success for the World-Record breaker Mark Beaumont.

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