Ambition drives the business leaders of today and the stars of tomorrow

Our Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme shines a light on the stars leading the UK’s mid-sized firms, and the sheer volume of nominations this year was a testament to the health of this segment of the market.

Today we hear from the founder of an anatomical model company that’s changing the way our surgeons learn, an Olympic Gold medallist who brings sports psychology into the world of business, to those individuals transforming industries with technological innovation and new thinking.

It’s this kind of variety that makes the UK economy so vibrant and is exactly why we’re world leaders in so many sectors. All this is down to the people driving these businesses forward.

Our ‘Ones to Watch’ category also showcases the dynamic and ambitious leaders behind tomorrow’s mid-sized firms. These business leaders have built extraordinary brands and are punching way above their weight in the growth and export stakes.

Meet The Leaders and ones to watch

Notes to Editors

  1. LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  
  2. LDC backs ambitious management teams from UK-based medium sized companies seeking up to £100m of investment to fund management buyouts or development capital transactions.
  3. LDC invests in a broad range of sectors and has particular experience in Healthcare, Industrials, Retail & Consumer, TMT, Travel & Leisure, Support Services, Construction & Property and Financial Services.
  4. LDC has a UK regional network with locations in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading.